An Arizona lease agreement is a document that creates a binding relationship between a landlord and their tenant. The landlord agrees to rent all (or some) of their property for a fee, and in return, the tenant agrees to the terms and conditions outlined in the document.
Arizona law mandates that lease agreements incorporate the identifying information of both parties, the address and legal description of the property, whether pets are allowed and any pet conditions, disclosures and information about safety hazards or health risks, and rent details (such as the amount due, security deposit, and payment methods).
By Type (6)
Rent Control: No.
Limit on Late Fees: Yes.
Late Fees in Rental Agreement: Yes.
Grace Period: Yes.
License Required for Landlord: No.
Required Lease Disclosures
Arizona imposes distinct requirements for landlords and tenants when executing a lease agreement. For example, according to Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 33, a landlord must disclose the following:
- Disclosure of Lead-Based Hazards: All Arizona landlords of any building constructed before 1978 must notify all tenants of the potential existence of lead-based hazards (Title 42 U.S. Code § 4852(d)).
- Bed Bug Addendum: Landlords shall provide tenants with educational bedbug materials and must not enter into a lease agreement with a tenant if they know of a current bedbug infestation (§ 33-1319).
- Secured Deposit Notice: Landlords must return tenant security deposits within 14 days of termination and an itemized list of all damage deductions (§ 33-1321(D)).
- Pass-Through Tax Notice: A landlord seeking to adjust the amount of rent due in response to a local government changing the transaction privilege tax on residential rent must provide thirty days written notice to the tenant (§ 33-1314).
- Abandoned Personal Property Notice: Five days following a written declaration of abandonment by the landlord, a tenant’s abandoned personal property may be stored for at least 14 days before donating or selling the property (§ 33-1370(E)).
- Notice of Foreclosure: If a rental agreement is entered into after a foreclosure action has begun on the property, the landlord must notify the tenant in writing. If a foreclosure action begins on the property after a rental agreement has been entered into, the landlord must notify the tenant in writing within five business days. (§ 33-1331).
- Residential Landlord-Tenant Act: Before entering into a rental agreement, the landlord must inform the tenant where they can learn more about the Arizona Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (§ 33-1322).
- Shared Utilities Notice: A landlord must notify a tenant if any utilities are shared and provide information on how those shared utility charges are calculated (§ 33-1314.01).
- A move-in/move-out form should be provided, and an inspection carried out (to assess any damages to the rental unit).
- Pool safety notice for properties with access to a pool.
- Non-refundable fees need to be expressly stated in the agreement.
- Name and address of the person authorized to manage the property and the owner of the premises.
Arizona landlords may request up to one and one-half month’s rent for a security deposit and prepaid rent. Tenants may still voluntarily pay more than one and one-half month’s rent in advance (Arizona Revised Statutes § 33-1321).
Landlord Right of Entry
Arizona landlords must give tenants two days’ notice before entering the premises. Landlords have no other right of access to the premises except by court order (Arizona Revised Statutes § 33-1343).
If an Arizona tenant remains in possession of the premises after the termination or expiration of the lease, and without the landlord’s consent, a landlord may bring an action to repossess the premises and recover up to two months’ rent or twice the damages sustained (Arizona Revised Statutes § 33-1375).
You can download an Arizona lease agreement template below: