I have a question. I live in Nogales, AZ. My employer rents 2 apartments for us (the employees to live in). Unfortunately, the manager is being difficult and has threatened us in the past to legally evict all of us even though the rent is paid on time, we're not breaking any laws, and the fact that the person whose name on the lease is allowing is to stay in those apartments.
The problem is my employer is not in the country right now (vacation). My question is.. Don't we (the employees) have the same right as the person whose name on the lease? Can they kick us out just because our names are not on the lease?
and also.. aren't we technically his roommates in this case?
FYI i want to make it clear. it's the apartment's manager who threatened us, not the employer
This is a really interesting question because the Arizona Landlord Tenant Law arguably does not apply. A.R.S. 33-1308(5) Your relationship is governed by common law employment and contract principles. In this case, it sounds like you're being constructively terminated from your position because you are being denied benefits for the same. I would go see a lawyer before this gets too messy. Good luck!
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