Tenant Stories

Desired Rental Report

By |2019-02-25T02:23:31+00:00July 23rd, 2017|Growth, Tenant Stories, Testimonials, Tips, Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

Hello Arizona Tenants Union members and supporters. I ran across an article titled "Tenants shouldn't be 'blacklisted' for asserting their rights | Opinion". It's about a tenant in New Jersey who asserted her rights after complaining to the landlord about unsafe living conditions. This tenant was evicted. According to the article when the tenant looked

Why We Do What We Do

By |2017-04-03T03:27:11+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Tenant Stories, Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

Sometimes I wonder if we actually make a difference helping tenants here in Arizona, where the institutions serving tenants can be so corrupt, and so pro-landlord that we don’t even have the effect of a gnat on an elephant’s back.  But then something happens that makes me remember why I do this. A tenant, Maria,

THE PROBLEM WITH REPRESENTING ROOMMATES

By |2017-02-16T05:33:05+00:00February 16th, 2017|Tenant Stories, Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

 Arizona Tenants Union fights vigorously to enforce the rights of tenants who are having problems with their landlords.  One of the reasons we are able to be effective at this is that we have developed protocols for almost all types of situations.  If you’re having a personal issue with someone in management, we recommend that

BEDBUGS AND OTHER CREATURES FROM HELL

By |2016-10-03T05:19:28+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Tenant Stories, Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

  Under the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, landlords are responsible for maintaining the premises under A.R.S. § 33-1324(A).  This includes regular extermination for cockroaches and other vermin.  Although there are many apartments that are infested with cockroaches, and although many landlords do not fulfill their obligation to keep the premises clean, they usually

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 –

MORE ON DUE PROCESS

By |2015-09-19T20:48:39+00:00September 19th, 2015|Tenant Stories, Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

As I’ve discussed many times in this blog, Arizona is one of those states in which tenants have essentially no due process of law.  I like to give real examples to breathe life into this maxim.  Here's the latest one: A tenant recently came into our office who was having terrible problems with her landlord.

ARE HALFWAY HOUSES SUBJECT TO THE LANDLORD/TENANT ACT?

By |2015-06-16T06:30:46+00:00June 16th, 2015|Tenant Stories|

The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act excludes a number of different types of rental property from the law.  A.R.S. § 33-1308(1) provides that among the exclusions are “residence at an institution, public or private, if incidental to detention, the provision of medical, educational, counseling or religious services or the provision of a social service