The landlord is the party in default here. And, you have plenty of recourse. First, with regard to your continued occupancy, should you need more time. Now that you are a month to month tenant, you must be given at least 30 days written notice to terminate your tenancy. Then, if you do not leave, the law does not allow the owner to forcibly evict you without obtaining an eviction order from a court. What that means is that if termination date comes and you do not move out, the owner cannot simply change the locks or throw your things out. Rather, what the owner has to do is to then deliver a 5-Day Notice to quit...which basically says you have 5 days to leave or face eviction. But, if you still have not left, the owner must then file an unlawful detainer petition with the court for an eviction order. Depending upon the court's docket, it can take anywhere from about 15 days to a couple of months to get a hearing. Only when a judge has issued the eviction order can the owner have you evicted. That will buy you a good bit of time.
Second, the landlord is legally prevented from terminating your tenancy in rataliation. Given your facts, this is clearly what the landlord is trying to do. Under Arizona law, any attempt to terminate your tenancy and evict you within 6 months of you reporting a problem is illegal. So, if the landlord files for an eviction, you will get notice and should attend the hearing. There you can contest based upon retaliation and the petition will be dismissed and you will be awarded damages.
Third, with every rental comes the implied warranty of habitability, which includes the tenant's right to the safe, healthy, peaceful and quiet enjoyment of the rented premises. Where you have a situation with mold which directly puts your health in peril and all your other issues, a tenant would clearly not be afforded such enjoyment of the premises....and therefore the landlord would be in breach of the implied warranty of habitability. This puts the landlord in default. This gives you the right to terminate the lease and sue for damages, including the cost of moving plus include reimbursement of a portion of all prior rent to date to compensate for the reduced value of the rental property due to the reduced benefit of your rental bargain due to the inhabitability. Furthermore, although you have the right to terminate the lease due to the breach, you are not required to do so. Rather, you can file a claim against the landlord for damages due to this breach. Damages would include reimbursement of a portion of all prior rent to date to compensate for the reduced value of the rental property due to the problems, and to either reduce the rent going forward or pay you for temporary living expenses, at your option, until the problem is fully remediated.
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