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If you are interested in continuing to live there, you can give your landlord notice of the issue and a reasonable opportunity to remedy the problem. If he fails to do so, you may want to talk with an Arizona lawyer about whether this is what is known in some states as a breach of the warrant of habitability. If it is, you may be entitled to withhold rent in an appropriate amount to remedy the problem yourself. I have posted some useful links. If you can afford to use a lawyer referral service, there is one near by: Maricopa County Lawyer Referral Service, Phoenix, AZ, Phone: 602-257-4200. Good luck.