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Arizona Rental Lease Agreements | Laws

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Updated on November 3rd, 2022

An Arizona lease agreement is to establish a legal rental arrangement between a landlord/owner of residential or commercial property and a tenant. Regardless of the type of lease, terms and conditions will be set forth that will allow both parties to benefit from the agreement.

It is advisable that a property owner screen lease applicants prior to accepting them as lessees to ensure they rent to a responsible tenant. Once a landlord has accepted an individual (or business entity for commercial leases) for tenancy, the parties should look carefully over the agreement to ensure full understanding and approval.

Rental application – A form used by residential landlords to collect information and perform background checks on lease applicants in order to find a suitable tenant.


Agreements: By Type (6)

Commercial Lease Agreement – This form is used to lease a commercial space to a tenant for business purposes, such as a hotel, restaurant, retail outlet, or industrial shop.

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Rent-to-Own Agreement (Lease Option) – This document is for a fixed-term tenancy with the tenant having the ability to buy the property once certain terms and conditions are met.

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Month-to-Month Lease Agreement – This agreement is used to rent residential property to a tenant who agrees to pay rent on a monthly basis with the option to terminate the agreement at any time with properly given notice.

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Roommate Agreement – A document used by two (2) or more roommates to establish rent division, household duties and other rules for living in the same rental unit.

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Sublease Agreement – Tenants may use this agreement to sublet their residential living space to a subtenant with the landlord’s permission.

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Disclosures (9)

  1. Bedbugs
  2. Fees
  3. Landlord and Tenant Act
  4. Lead-Based Paint Disclosure
  5. Move-in Documents
  6. Names and Addresses
  7. Pool Safety Notice
  8. Taxes
  9. Utilities

1) Bedbugs

Bedbug informational materials must be provided to all tenants.

2) Fees

Any non-refundable fees or deposits must be disclosed in writing by the landlord; failure to do so implies that the fees/deposits are refundable.

3) Landlord and Tenant Act Disclosure

Tenant must be notified in writing that the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is available on the Arizona DOH website.

4) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

This is used to inform tenants that the property may have lead-based paint, but is only necessary if the property was constructed prior to 1978.

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5) Move-in Documents

On or before the tenant occupies the premises, the landlord must provide a copy of the lease, a move-in form, and written notification that the tenant may be present at the move-out inspection.

6) Names and Addresses

Tenant must be provided in writing the name(s) and address(es) of the owner(s) of the property and all persons authorized to manage the premises and receives notices and demands.

7) Pool Safety Notice

If the dwelling has a swimming pool, then this notice should be provided to all new tenants.

8) Taxes

The landlord may adjust the rent amount if a transaction privilege tax is levied on residential rent as long as thirty (30) days written notice is provided to the tenant.

9) Utilities

Landlords must disclose in writing if the tenants are on a shared utility meter and must specify the charges in the lease.

Landlord-Tenant Laws

Landlord’s Access

General Access (§ 33-1343(D)) – Landlords must give tenants two (2) days’ notice before entering the premises for a non-emergency reason.

Emergency Access (§ 33-1343(C)) – A landlord may enter the premises without notice in case of an emergency.


Grace Period – No statute.

Maximum Fees ($) – No statute.

Rent Increase Notice – No statute.

Security Deposits

Maximum Amount ($) (§ 33-1321(A)) – The maximum security deposit amount that can be charged to a tenant is the equivalent of one and a half (1.5) month’s rent.

Returning to Tenant (§ 33-1321(D)) – The landlord has fourteen (14) business days to return the security deposit to a tenant.

Interest Required? – No statute.

Separate Bank Account? – No statute.