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I live in Arizona. My landlord will not replace the heater.

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I live in Arizona. My landlord will not replace the heater. I have no heat in the house. He says he will not fix it and will only provide me with space heaters. I have told him I won't pay rent until it's fixed. He just served me with an eviction notice. I have paid my rent on time ever since I have lived there. What are my options??
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Arizona
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No, I just received the eviction notice today.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 6 months ago.

Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help with your question and concern

Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 6 months ago.

Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. If you were served with a notice to vacate and fail to do so, the landlord will then have to proceed through the court, to evict you. If he does, it would be at that time that you respond and raise as a defense, the issue with the landlord refusing to replace the heater, the rental not being habitable and that the space heaters are outside the scope of what was agreed to and promised in the lease agreement and that the landlord is in breach. Essentially, you want to show the Judge that the landlord is in breach and wrong here and the eviction is illegal and should not be granted and either you can repair and deduct it on your own or the landlord fixes it.

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Expert:  LegalKnowledge replied 6 months ago.

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