I have a Land Lord Tenant question. I have residue at my rental for 10 plus years. It's a mother I laws house behind a main hm. Myself and the landlord have had no issues. However the son has moved in. He's in his 50's. Since his arrival ever rule established by the land lord has changed. Not by the land lord but by the son. To the point ever day is a hassle to leave my hm. However when brought to land lord attention. She's 80+ years old. Says she has been have problems with abuse and is scared. I also have a rodent problem as well for months. Tent has already notified in writing to land lord previously. I wish to report abuse, however don't want harm to the land lord. By land lord I mean land lady. Any advice?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Arizona
Notified landlady of several housing Ac, water, rodents, broken windows etc. need to be fixed. Some fixed at great exspence to owner. Some the son tells his mom he will handle, to no avail. I'm planning on looking for other residence. However she has just buried her husband and my rent helps her. However she cannot and is terrified of her son. He tells her what she can and can't do where she can and cannot go. Verbally abusive. She says she stays in her room it's less confrontational.
I rarely say this but you may want to consider contacting Adult Protective Services, seehttps://www.azdes.gov/daas/aps/ciu/Your landlady should not have to hide in fear in her room, and if she is afraid to ask her son to leave, APS may have to get him ordered to leave.I hope this information is helpful.
And in regards XX XXX Breach of Contract. Do I have any standing there as well?
Yes, you have standing to sue the landlady for not making repairs, but in some situations you can have the repairs made and deduct the cost from the rent, seehttp://www.arizonatenants.com/library_repair.htmMy opinion is that a rodent infestation is a violation of the warranty of habitability, seehttp://www.azag.gov/civil_rights/TenantRightsResponsibilities.pdfYou can get a free consultation from some of the landlord tenant lawyers listed by location athttp://lawyers.findlaw.com/lawyer/practicestate/Landlord_Tenant/ArizonaOnly a local attorney can give you legal advice, but I hope this information is helpful.
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