Arizona Residential Lease Agreement | PDF
An Arizona residential lease agreement is a contract that allows a landlord to rent property to a tenant for payment that is usually due on the 1st of every month. 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.
Table of Contents
- Forms (3)
- Security Deposit Laws
- Required Disclosures
- Rent Grace Period
Arizona Assoc. of Realtors Lease
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Arizona Dept. of Housing Lease
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Security Deposit Laws
Maximum Amount ($) – Landlords 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.
Landlord-Tenant Act – The tenant must be notified in writing that the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is available on the department of housing’s website (§ 33-1322).
Move-in Checklist – Tenants shall receive a move-in form so they can write down any existing damage to the property (§ 33-1321).
Bed Bugs – The landlord must provide educational materials on bed bugs, including risk factors and control and prevention measures (§ 33-1319).
Fees – Non-refundable 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 and all owners and persons authorized to act on behalf of owners (§ 33-1322).
Shared Utility Charges – The landlord must disclose all utility services that are charged separately and shall include the amounts of administrative fees associated with a submetering or ratio utility billing system (§ 33-1314.01).
Taxes – The 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)).