Can anyone help me with AZ law re. padlocking my horse?
Due to a dispute related to innaccurate billing and other complicated issues with my landlord, the property management company at my subdivision has padlocked my 22yo arthritic horse in his stall. He can't be taken out to be exercised or bathed and is detiorating quickly. They won't release him till I pay the amount they say I owe, which is inflated by about 2x, and claim they can't adjust the amount till after an HOA Board meeting that isn't to be held for months.
The property management comp and barn manager were both new the month we came in. He's since been let go and everything he told me was innaccurate and they don't care. He never even set up my boarding account and months later I found out the HOA had been billing my landlord and she didn't tell me till a few weeks ago. I was billed for a previous balance that wasn't mine, for all of June when he wasn't there all of June and then $50 more per month, June through Sept. I had sent checks in June and July that were never cashed and are still open. I was told by the now-gone barn manager to wait till I got a bill, which I never got.
SInce several other people boarding their horses also had checks that had been open for months and I was still waiting for my account to be set up, it seemed like an OK idea at the time.
I have the money to pay the account in full based on what I shoukd owe but they want double and I don't have that.