Laws and regulations are created to help society be a safer and more fair place. And when it comes to Arizona Tenant-Landlord Laws, this is especially true. We have researched the regulations and outlined what every Arizona Landlord should know. The best place to start as a landlord is a free rental application, available when you sign up to VerticalRent.
Arizona Tenant-Landlord Security Deposit
- The maximum amount cannot be more than one and a half month’s rent for the deposit in combination with any prepaid rent.
Rent, Lease, and Fees
- Rent is due at the agreed upon time and place.
- Residential dwellings-No statutes pertaining to rent increase, rent grace period, or late fees.
- Mobile homes-rent grace period is five days and late fees cannot exceed $5 per day.
- The tenant can withhold rent if the landlord fails to prove essential services such as heat, water, etc.
- A tenant may make repairs and deduct rent with proper notice. For non-emergencies, there is a 10-day waiting period. The withheld rent must not be half the monthly rent or $300, whichever amount is greater.
- A landlord has the right to recover court and attorney fees from a tenant.
Lease Termination Laws in Arizona
- At least 30 days must be given for a monthly lease termination.
- At least 10 days must be given for a weekly lease termination.
- Nonpayment: Tenant has five days to remedy or terminate lease.
- Lease violations: Tenant has 10 days to remedy or quit.
- Falsification of information: Landlord is required to provide 10 days’ notice for falsification of previous eviction record or current or past criminal record.
- Immediate lease termination:
- Illegal discharge of a weapon
- Criminal street gang activity
- Unlawful manufacturing, selling, transferring, possessing, using or storing of a controlled substance
- Breach of the lease agreement that jeopardizes the health, safety and welfare of the landlord, their agent, or another tenant or involving property damage.
- Two days’ notice required before entry concerning maintenance and repairs or showings.
- Emergency entry allowed with no notice.
It is important to know your rights and responsibilities concerning renting or leasing.
About the author
Matt Angerer is the Founder and President of VerticalRent. He enjoys writing on a variety of topics that help Landlords, Property Managers, and Renters across America. He is particularly interested in helping renters understand their local marketplace, pick the best places to live, and find an awesome roommate. Since 2011, VerticalRent has grown to service over 100,000 landlords and renters across America.