What Renters Should Know About Their Rights In Arizona
All renters throughout the US have certain rights when it comes to being a tenant in someone else's home. Yes, it's their home, but they signed a lease with you indicating certain amenities and offerings. The residents have may differ from those in other states.
Understanding your rights and knowing what to do when they're violated is important when you're a renter. Let DoNotPay help you realize which options you have if you're dealing with a landlord that doesn't seem to be upholding the law.
What Rights Do I Have as a Tenant in Arizona?
are split by typical tenants living in rental housing and those in a mobile home park.
Rights for Rental Housing
There are numerous rights for Arizona residents living in rental housing, including
- The right to housing when you have a child - Landlords cannot discriminate against those with children unless the community is designated as an adult-only or senior-based area.
- The right to receive notice of a lease or term being up - Landlords must give five days notice to leave when in a semi-monthly lease and ten days notice for a month-to-month lease.
- The right to forgo rent if the landlord is not making repairs or handling damage or problems with the home that were not caused by the tenant.
- The right to terminate a rental agreement promptly if domestic violence or sexual assault took place in the home - The tenant shall no longer be held responsible for rent and still receive his or her security deposit back.
- The right to receive a home free of a bed bug infestation or other pest control problem - Landlords must not knowingly lease a place that has a bed bug infestation. Bed bug education materials must always be supplied to new tenants as well.
- The right to have a fit premise - The landlord must make repairs promptly and maintain a fit premise that is suitable for living.
Additional Rights for Mobile Home Tenants in AZ
When you live in a mobile home and meet certain income requirements, you may be able to get assistance through the Relocation Fund. If your park is closing and you need to move your home to another lot, for example, that cost may be covered. If the home cannot be moved, you may receive assistance obtaining another home or with getting rent paid at another place.
Some additional rights include
- The right to request up to a 4-year lease.
- The right to be informed of utility shut-offs.
- The right to have credits and amounts applied from the deceased's account to a beneficiary's account after inheriting a mobile home.
- The right to receive 180 days' notice of a park closure or redevelopment.
Filing a Complaint Against Your Landlord
If you feel any of your rights have been violated, you need to make a formal complaint. You must make your complaint with the Arizona Department of Housing. You can contact them by:
|Phone Number||(602) 771-1000|
|Fill out the form on the Contact Us page of their website to get your message sent.|
|Address||1110 W. Washington #280. Phoenix, AZ 85007|
You may also want to contact a lawyer and determine your next course of action if the landlord does not comply with a general demand letter.
Demanding Your Landlord Uphold Your Rights With DoNotPay
get violated regularly by landlords. When this happens, you can send a demand letter with DoNotPay to make them compliant with the rights designated to you by law. Just follow these four steps:
- Search for and open the Landlord Protection product on DoNotPay.
- Select which issue applies to you.
- Answer a simple set of questions so our chatbot can collect the necessary information to create your demand letter.
- Choose whether you want DoNotPay to send the demand letter to your landlord or roommate on your behalf. If you already tried sending a demand letter and it didn't work, we can help you start the small claims court process.
You can also use this product for any of the following reasons:
- Your landlord is attempting to evict you without notice.
- You need to kick out a roommate.
- Your landlord has waited too long to send your security deposit.
Suing Your Landlord for Violating Your Rights
If your landlord ever violates your rights, withholds your deposit, or doesn't follow through on repairs, you can sue. The Sue Now product from DoNotPay is ideal for situations like these. It just takes a few steps, too.
- First, log in to DoNotPay and select the Sue Now Product.
- Then, enter the dollar amount you are owed.
- Next, select whether you want a demand letter or court filing forms.
- Finally, describe the reason for the lawsuit and submit any applicable details, including photo evidence and a statement.
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