Medina, OH asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona

Q: Am I (tenant) responsible for submetered utilities during the lease term, but after I returned possession/vacated? Ariz

I was in a one year lease ending August 31. I provided 60 days notice prior to vacating and 90 days notice of intent not to renew the lease and left the premises on July 21st. I turned over the keys to the management, surrendering the property, completely vacated.

I have received utility bills for July and August from the Apartment management. Am I responsible for the submetered utilities after returning possession?

- The apartment complex submeters the water, sewer, trash and pest control which is stated in the lease agreement under the Utilities section. The charges are typically billed retroactively.

- The Apartment Management company began renovation on the unit after regaining possession.

- I have never received details from the apartment management of the allocation calculations for the imposed billings.

Thanks for your assistance...:)

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Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

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