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I am often appalled at the stories I hear of bad landlords.
In other words, the ARLTA provides tenants and landlords with rights, obligations and remedies in the rental relationship. If you are experiencing housing problems, contact a legal aid group in your area. The inability to prove the truth is the most common problem tenants face when issues arise in their relationships with landlords. In order to better protect your rights, keep copies of all payments and notices exchanged between your landlord and yourself. If you anticipate a problem, try to get additional evidence, such as witnesses or photographs.
Landlords may evict tenants for a variety of reasons, however, all eviction notices must be in writing. The amount of time a tenant has to either vacate the premises or fix the problem, if possible, is dependent upon the type of eviction. For example, if it is discovered you have an unauthorized pet, the landlord could give you 10 days to either vacate the premises or get rid of the pet. If the problem involves such things as criminal activity or threatening other residents or apartment staff, the required notice to vacate is 24 hours and there is no opportunity to fix the problem.
Once an eviction notice is given, there is a very short period of time, sometimes as little as 2 days, before a trial may be held. If you receive an eviction notice, you are encouraged to seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
Landlords may require tenants to pay a deposit when they begin renting. The security deposit cannot be more than one and a half times your monthly rent and must state in writing any deposits which are non-refundable.
Landlords must provide several things in exchange for rental payments. One of the most basic and important requirements is that your landlord provide you and your family with a healthy and safe living environment. Your living environment includes your apartment or home, and any common areas the landlord owns and holds open to residents.
If you rent a home, your landlord and yourself can agree that you will perform the maintenance on the property. You must, however, be given some consideration, such as being paid or having your rent reduced. The law requires you first give your landlord written notice of the problem, stating the landlord has 10 days to make the repair s. A copy of the bill and the lien release must be included with your rent.
Before seeking this remedy, however, you must be able to prove an important obligation was not kept and give your landlord a written notice. For most violations, you must give your landlord a written notice stating they have 10 days to make the repair. If the problem threatens your health or safety, you only need to give the landlord 5 days to make the repair. If the landlord fixes the problem within the appropriate amount of time, the lease cannot be cancelled.
If the landlord does not fix the problem within the appropriate time, you can choose to end the lease early and get your security deposit back.
We strongly encourage you to seek legal advice before resorting to this remedy because of the legal repercussions for tenants who seek this remedy improperly. In some rental relationships the landlord has exclusive control over utilities, including water, gas, electricity and air conditioning. In such situations, the landlord cannot fail to supply the promised utility s.
If your landlord violates this promise, you must first request in writing that your landlord supply the services. If the landlord does not supply the service s , you can either:. If you plan to remain in possession, you must continue to pay rent even if your landlord is not living up to his or her end of the bargain. Not paying rent gives the appearance that you are trying to break the lease, and weakens any argument you may about improper actions by your landlord.
It is hard to say you are not getting what you paid for if you did not pay. You must allow your landlord and his or her employees to enter your house or apartment if he or she notifies you in writing at least two days before they seek access.
They cannot enter very early in the morning or at night. Does that mean we have to pay for it or is the landlord responsible for it? Jst recvd a "Maintenance Repair Cost" at my door that whn I submit a workorder all fees of repair wl be added to rent. Can they do this? Move-Out Inspection Request.
Request for Repairs. Request for Repairs - Health and Safety. Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. Security Deposits. Small Claims Court Process. Frequently Asked Questions about Mediation. Tenant Self-Help Repairs. HUD in Arizona. Maricopa County Judicial Branch. Click below or call to check eligibility. Click Here. Looking for court forms or information about representing yourself in a court case? I live at unit I had to move from 5 because the sewer backed up, I was undergoing cancer treatment at the time and could not stay there.
It never was fixed. Then management offered me unit 15 so I moved. The bathtub was not properly finished, so they offered me unit We have had bedbugs, which they failed to treat properly. Then they called an exterminator. This apartment also has an rat or squirrel living in the walls and it sounds like a race track in here! We have a tenant who is operating a commercial business in a residential R5 area on our property.
We do have liability insurance. It started out as a hobby, but it has gotten beyond that. Do we have any liability in this situation?
What are our legal responsibilities? The property is actually in unincorporated Maricopa County. I own one rental property, a townhome. Due to financial difficulties, I must sell it. What are the tenants rights while it is listed for sale? What are my rights to show it to potential buyers?
If it sells before the lease is up, what can be done if the new owner wants the property to be vacant? I live in senior apartments In Peoria AZ. My son who is trying to quit using drugs stayed with me for about 2 weeks waiting to go into rehab.
A neighbor complained and I spoke with management and they told me that it was not a problem not to worry about it and the after his TB test was completed he needed to be out.
About a week later I receive notice that due to excessive grease on my stove of which there was VERY little of and I have photos to prove this that if I didn't clean the grease they would terminate my residency and they refered me to AZ revised statute A.
After looking at this statute it has nothing to do with cleaning a grease from my oven or any other kind of upkeep on my residence but with having guests etcetera Is there anything I can do? Is that legal. And she wants every dollar I make until paid off I only make a month plus my sons ssi and am having trouble paying electric. My lease is up April It requires 60 day notice.
If I go to month to month, am I still required to give 60 days notice for move out, or is 30 days sufficient since I will no longer be under the lease? There was a major issue with the plumbing and it backed up into my house. This is caused by a sagging pipe and the main line needs to be repaired.
The owner is now trying to charge me for the work that was already done even though nothing was found blocking besides the pipe issues. Is this legal?? My 84 year old mother is no longer capable of living alone due to several disabilities. She will need to break her lease.
The property management company is threatening to hold her responsible for the 6 months remaining on the lease. Does the fact that she cannot live alone any longer allow her to break the lease with a smaller penalty? He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. Let us know how we are doing!
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In other words, the ARLTA provides tenants and landlords with rights, obligations and remedies in the rental relationship. If you are experiencing housing problems, contact a legal aid group in your area. The inability to prove the truth is the most common problem tenants face when issues arise in their relationships with landlords. In order to better protect your rights, keep copies of all payments and notices exchanged between your landlord and yourself. If you anticipate a problem, try to get additional evidence, such as witnesses or photographs. Landlords may evict tenants for a variety of reasons, however, all eviction notices must be in writing. The amount of time a tenant has to either vacate the premises or fix the problem, if possible, is dependent upon the type of eviction.
Arizona rental agreements allow a landlord and tenant to create a contract for the leasing of residential and commercial property. Once a verbal agreement is reached, the tenant will commonly undergo a credit screening through a rental application. Once approved, an agreement is written and signed by the parties. An Arizona residential lease agreement is a contract that allows a landlord to rent property to a tenant for payment that is usually due on the 1st of every month. The landlord has the right to perform a credit and background check of each potential lessee through the use of a rental application. This is common practice, especially for higher-end property, and the tenant will…. The landlord may also use the same time-frame to increase rent on….
It does not apply to certain rental agreements such as those for hotel rooms, college dormitory, fraternity or sorority houses or public housing. Landlords and tenants have certain rights and responsibilities, many of which should be or are required to be listed in all Arizona residential lease agreements covered by the Act. As a landlord, you may not refuse to rent or treat a tenant differently based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, familial status or disability. You cannot refuse to rent to tenants with children unless the unit is in an adult only area, housing that is restricted to older adults or under certain deed restrictions. Arizona Residential Rental Lease Agreement.
The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act governs the renting of residential units in the State of Arizona and are set in place for the benefit of property owners as well as tenants. The Act explains the rights and obligations of each party and protects each party during tenancy. This information is not intended to substitute for the legal advice or consultation with an attorney nor is it meant to include a complete list of all laws and statutes covered under the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. For assistance with your own personal questions or issues, you may want to contact an appropriate Arizona Government Agency or a qualified attorney who specializes in landlord-tenant law.
This guide was originally prepared by Leah Sandwell-Weiss. It has been updated by Sarah Slinger, Library Fellow. The guide covers landlord duties, rights and remedies in the event of a breach by a tenant, landlord created rules, and acceptable self help measures. In general, landlords must provide safe, clean and habitable residences.
The arizona rv longterm rental space act beginning at section of title 33, arizona revised statutes, applies to the rental of a space to a tenant who provides his own rv and rents an rv space for more than consecutive days. This portion of the guide covers duties and obligations of tenants. The tenant advisory is a resource provided by the arizona. The purpose of the arizona residential landlord and tenant act is to clarify the. First, the landlord must state in an eviction complaint that the eviction involves a subsidizing.
Create an official Arizona standard residential lease agreement see above , download a free and fillable template form see Word and PDF buttons or read further to learn about Arizona state laws regarding rental leases. The following disclosures or addendums are either required for some or all residential lease agreements in Arizona. Arizona landlords are required to provide a move-in checklist alongside a signed copy of the lease upon taking possession of the property.
States do retain autonomy from the federal government and will often differ in various aspects of the rental and leasing process.