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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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  • Case of wrongful termination

    I was recently let go from my job of 2 years. I was a dedicated and loyal employee to the company. Unfortunately, I was in an accident involving my company vehicle, that I was not at fault for. Az DPS has it on record that I wasnt. My company rele...

    Steven’s Answer

    However, you can sue for the compensation paid to you. Treble damages perhaps. See a lawyer. You should also get a copy of your company's employee manual to see if they have followed their own rules.

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  • Our lease ended July 1st but our new place was not ready until today July 10th.see below for details

    We agreed with the landlords son to pay for the ten days we are here past the lease expiration So we are leaving 2moro but the landlord said they are going to start eviction process. What rights do we have since we will try to be served after we a...

    Steven’s Answer

    Let the landlord know where you are so you will be served. That way, you will know when the hearing takes place, and you can defend yourself. There is too much going on here for you to try to do this without a lawyer.

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