Landlord’s Duty to Maintain Pipes and Plumbing

Landlords must repair the pipes and plumbing in a rental unit and maintain them in good shape. If the cause of the leak was negligence—for example, carelessness in maintaining or fixing the pipes—the landlord will probably be responsible for any reasonably foreseeable damages or losses to the tenant caused by the negligence. So if the landlord didn’t keep the plumbing in good order, he could be responsible for paying for any losses, which would include property damage (e.g. if the tenant’s belongings are damaged) or a heightened water bill.

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Making the Case for Tougher Texting Laws in Arizona

Just last month, the Arizona House rejected a bill that would have placed a ban on texting and driving. Currently the State of Arizona has no ban on cell phone use while driving. That puts us in the minority, as the majority of states do have restrictions or bans on “distracted driving.”

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