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  • What are my rights, as a renter, to fight the Home Owner's Association fees they claim is owed? The landlord passed fees to me

    I am renting a house. When I moved in, the owner never provided me with any rules regarding HOA. The HOA has said that they've sent me several notices which I did not receive. The ones that I did, I immediately corrected. Every time they send a no...

    Steven’s Answer

    You are responsible for the HOA fees only if the lease says so.

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  • I have a problem with my landlord what can I do

    we need things fix and hes going to charge us the service fees i told him that we arent going to pay rent until he fixes them and that he cant kick us out and he said yes he can please tell me what can i do

    Steven’s Answer

    If you don't pay rent, he can evict you.

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  • What action if landlord will not replace ac unit that is leaking in apt and making loud noise.

    I has three professional say it is to old to fix. Landlord keeps sending handyman that can't speak English or know what they are doing to say just deal with it.

    Steven’s Answer

    Written notice to the landlord giving him 10 days to repair or the lease is terminated.

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  • I need a tenant lawyer. My old property management company Irented from says I owe me them $1700 for past rent.

    gave a45 day moving notice verbally and in writing. They say they did not get it. I have no proff l did. Made arrangement to pay back. When i tryed to rent another apartment the new renter asked them for referance in writing. They replied in w...

    Steven’s Answer

    As you seem to recognize, you need a landlord-tenant lawyer. This is not going to just go away.

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  • Sold dirt bike, let buyer make payments, bike stolen from him. Do I have to refund

    Need some advice. I sold a dirt bike to this guy. He gave me a rifle, and I let him make payments for the rest. He took the bike, I kept the title. Two days later, says the bike broke on him, next day bike was stolen and impounded. I can't afford ...

    Steven’s Answer

    I agree except that it would be wise to get a protective order first since the police are more likely to take action if you have one.

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  • I moved from my home state to a private non-profit university in Arizona for a doctoral degree. I'm interested in a lawsuit.

    The university has been consistently rated for taking advantage of the student loan system and was reviewed in the Washington Post for it. Essentially the school runs a "pay for your grades" system. We did not have access to licensed individuals, ...

    Steven’s Answer

    I have done this litigation before. The first thing for you to do is look at the boilerplate language on your original agreement and see if binding arbitration is required. If so, the playing field is slanted so heavily against you that I would probably advise you to walk away. See an attorney.

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  • What are my rights if my AC in my apartment is broken?

    The AC in my apt went out on Monday. My landlord has provided a portable AC unit but it does not cool the whole house down and it really only keeps the house at 90. How long does she have to fix this? The whole unit needs to be replaced. She has t...

    Steven’s Answer

    Two options. Send her a written ten day notice demanding that the AC be fixed or you will terminate the lease. If you end up terminating the lease, your security deposit will not be affected. Or you can send a written notice demanding that it be fixed, and informing him you will fix it yourself if he doesn't. The problem with this is that you will only be able to deduct from the rent the amount of the work or half the rent, and the repair is likely to be more than that. Unfortunately, the Landlord Tenant Act does not provide for any other remedies.

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  • In Arizona, can you obtain an extension of time to serve an answer to a complaint from the plaintiff's attorney?

    This is for personal injury litigation

    Steven’s Answer

    Standard practice among attorneys, and they are sure to extend it to you as well.

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  • Had a lease then didn't now being challenged. Further details listed.

    I had a lease for an apartment at The Mark Apartments in Tempe AZ. My apartment flooded 5 times progressively getting worse each time. I have video and photos confirming it was sewage water and showing how many feet in and how much stuff was sitti...

    Steven’s Answer

    Based on what you have told us, you appear to be in a good legal position. However, I suspect that much or all of the communication was oral, which creates considerable problems as a practical matter. See a landlord tenant lawyer.

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  • How can I evict a tenant when there was only a verbal agreement?

    I allowed an acquaintance to move into my house, they agreed on a flat monthly fee. They have not paid in over a year and I have finally decided I would like to evict them. I first asked them in person for a portion of a monthly rent, and gave...

    Steven’s Answer

    Give them a five day notice and then file a complaint for eviction.

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