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.