Landlord-Tenant Overview for the State of Arizona

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.

  • Sunday, July 30, 2017

  Arizona   Legal   

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
    • Homicide
    • Prostitution
    • Criminal street gang activity
    • Unlawful manufacturing, selling, transferring, possessing, using or storing of a controlled substance
    • Assault
    • Breach of the lease agreement that jeopardizes the health, safety and welfare of the landlord, their agent, or another tenant or involving property damage.

Entry Notice

  • 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. 

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