tenants rights

Tell People About Your Rental Experience

By |2017-07-07T01:25:57+00:00July 7th, 2017|Tips|

Hello Arizona Tenants Union Members Tell people about your rental experience by adding a rental property for tenants to rate. Help us help people understand what they are renting by adding your rental to the site. Leave a comment about your experience for others to consider before they move. Add as many rentals you want.

SAMPLE ILLEGAL LEASE PROVISIONS

By |2017-03-13T02:31:09+00:00March 13th, 2017|Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

As the blog I wrote (David Arenberg) two years ago entitled Illegal Lease Provisions discusses, Arizona landlords use leases that are far out of compliance with the landlord/tenant act.  They do so for many reasons and the foregoing link sets forth these reasons and is very interesting -- read it!  Here is an analysis of one of

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

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

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

HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF IN AN EVICTION ACTION

By |2016-03-02T05:48:56+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

I have in the past discussed the eviction process in Arizona, but I haven’t talked specifically about how to defend yourself in an eviction action.  What I’m going to do here is try to give you some specific strategies for defending yourself in eviction proceedings.  I am not going to go into detail discussing arcane

THE PROBLEM WITH JUSTICE COURTS

By |2015-10-24T08:58:20+00:00October 24th, 2015|Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

I’ve written at some length about the lack of due process in Justice Court eviction proceedings.  But I wonder how many people really understand just how serious these issues are that I complain about.  So I’m going to go into some detail about the problems tenants face in court.  The devil is in the details,

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.