Arizona Residential Lease Agreement – PDF Template
The Arizona residential lease agreement can be used to convey an arrangement in regard to the renting of a residential property. The contract is between a landlord and tenant for the occupation of livable space in which rent is paid every month until the end of the term (typically one (1) year). The landlord has the right to perform a credit and background check of each potential lessee through the use of a rental application. This is common practice, especially for higher-end property, and the tenant will be notified within a week of approval.
Security Deposit Laws
Maximum Amount ($) – Landlord’s have the right to demand up to one and a half (1.5) times the monthly rent for a security deposit (§ 33-1321).
Returning – The entire security deposit, minus any unpaid rent or other charges, must be returned to the tenant within fourteen (14) days of the termination of the agreement (§ 33-1321).
Lead-Based Paint – Tenants must be aware of lead-based paint exposure if the property was constructed before January 1, 1978.
Bed Bugs – Landlord is obliged to provide educational materials on bed bugs, including risk factors and control and prevention measures (§ 33-1319).
Fees – Nonrefundable fees or deposits must be stated in writing on the agreement otherwise they are deemed refundable (§ 33-1321).
Notice – Tenant must receive in writing all names and addresses of the individual(s) charged with managing the property as well as all owners and persons authorized to act on behalf of owners (§ 33-1322).
Shared Utility Charges – Landlord must disclose all utility services that are charged separately and shall include the amount of administrative fees associated with submetering or ratio utility billing system (§ 33-1314.01).
Taxes – Landlord must disclose any change in transaction privilege tax within thirty (30) days’ written notice before adjusting the amount of rent (§ 33-1314).
Rent Grace Period
Arizona does not have a grace period in regard to rent not paid on the payment date. However, late fees may incur immediately after the payment date and, if payment is still not made, the landlord may terminate the agreement (conditions apply) (§ 33-1368(B)).