http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2009/03/02/20090302biz-apartments0303.html I live in the Coves at Newport Landing in Glendale, managed by Bethany Group. Management used to be solid. Landscaping and maintenance was daily and the the common grounds were always clean and in order. There was even roving parking lot security. I figured something was wrong in the fall when landscaping didn't seed the winter rye. Landscaping and maintenance has been gradually declining to the point where, the pool is green, dead leaves are everywhere, the grass is dead, weeds are knee high, and light fixtures are busted. A month ago, every resident received a notice that water was going to be shut off due to non-payment (water services are included in rent). Rivals complexes have caught wind and have been soliciting residents with specials for our complex. Our lease expires in October 2009, so we might be stuck here for a while unless they violate the landlord/tenant act. In my mind they have already by not keeping up the complex (we pay for a clean well-kept complex that it used to be). We'll probably talk to one of the rival complexes. I'm sure they would be more than happy to inform us of what are rights are. There is supposedly an informational meeting Sunday morning at my complex, so we shall see.