Monthly Archives: July 2016

WHY TENANTS SHOULD NOT GO AT IT ALONE

By |2016-07-30T20:06:17+00:00July 30th, 2016|Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

A situation came up in the office recently which is emblematic of a problem with tenants trying to effectuate remedies by themselves.  A tenant called the office who had read the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and then drafted a 5-day demand letter for a landlord to correct a health and safety violation, specifically, a

RETALIATION REVISITED

By |2019-02-25T06:44:37+00:00July 9th, 2016|Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

Almost exactly a year ago I posted a blog on retaliation.  However, a tenant in a building I was organizing re-posted it and I had a chance to re-read it and I realized that I made a serious mistake.  I indicated that retaliation does not  include a landlord terminating a tenancy.  This was incorrect.  Included in

TENANT ORGANIZING

By |2016-07-07T19:11:49+00:00July 7th, 2016|Tenant Stories, Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

Arizona Tenants Union helps its members invoke various remedies for landlord abuse that the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act affords.  But each time I walk a tenant through the process of, say, legally invoking the “repair and deduct” process under A.R.S. § 33-1361(A), I worry that a judge (well, Justice of the Peace –

BROKEN AIR CONDITIONERS

By |2016-07-02T22:51:21+00:00July 2nd, 2016|Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

It’s summer again, and with it brings . . . broken air conditioners!  The other day, 3-On-Your-Side did a piece about what a tenant should do if his air conditioning is not working.  But the information they gave was incorrect.  I actually called them and am waiting for a response on whether I can go