Arizona Lease Agreement Templates (6)

An Arizona lease agreement is a legal contract between a landlord and a tenant for a rental property. In Arizona, the first month’s rent and a security deposit are due before the tenant takes occupancy. A landlord can view the tenants’ rental application and financial statements to verify that they are qualified renters.

Last updated April 13th, 2024

An Arizona lease agreement is a legal contract between a landlord and a tenant for a rental property. In Arizona, the first month’s rent and a security deposit are due before the tenant takes occupancy. A landlord can view the tenants’ rental application and financial statements to verify that they are qualified renters.

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By Type (6)

Standard Lease Agreement a fixed-term, legally binding document between a landlord and a tenant. The typical length of the contract is 12 months (1 year). The rental terms in the lease could include rent amount and payment schedule, rental duration, as well as tenant and landlord obligations during the contracted period.
Commercial Lease Agreement – a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions for a business to rent a property in Arizona. The terms can include details such as the rent amount and payment schedule, the duration of the rental, restrictions regarding property usage, and the responsibilities of both the landlord and the tenant.
Month-to-Month Lease Agreement – a monthly rental contract allowing tenants and landlords to rent a property in 30-day day periods. It is ideal for tenants needing short-term housing or flexible rental durations.
Rent-to-Own Agreement – a contract that outlines the terms and conditions of the tenant purchasing the property after a specified period. Typically, a portion of the rental payments goes toward the property’s purchase price. This lease is an ideal option for renters who want home ownership.
Roommate Agreement – a legal document that defines the rental terms between multiple tenants sharing a rented property. The terms can include details such as rent payments, utility responsibilities, and household chores. This rental contract helps resolve conflicts between roommates and outlines clear responsibilities.
Sublease Agreement – a formal arrangement where the original tenant, the sublessor, rents out all or part of the renal property to another party, the subtenant. While the sublessor retains ultimate responsibility for the rented property, this arrangement allows the original tenant flexibility in rental obligations in Arizona.  The original renter must have formal permission from the landlord to sublease the property.

Disclosures (10)

These disclosures ensure transparency and help protect the rights of both landlords and tenants throughout the lease agreement.

Bed Bug DisclosureBefore the lease is signed, the landlord must alert tenants of any known bed bug infestation in the rented property. This disclosure protects tenants from potential health hazards and ensures transparency in rental agreements.  A.R.S. § 33-1319 

Landlord Contract Details DisclosureThis regulation provides tenants with essential details on their landlords’ identities and contact information. Contact information, including the owner’s or manager’s name and address, must be given before the tenant signs the rental lease. A.R.S. § 33-1322(B)

Lead-Based Paint DisclosureLandlords of residential properties built before 1978 must disclose any known presence of lead-based paint hazards. This requirement protects tenants, especially with young children, from potential health risks.  https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/42/4852d

Marijuana Use Policy DisclosureLandlords must alert tenants of any restrictions regarding marijuana use, cultivation, or possession on the leased premises, so that tenants canmaintain compliance with state laws and lease agreements. A.R.S. § 36-2813(C)

Move-In / Move-Out Checklist Disclosure Landlords must provide tenants with a detailed checklist of the property’s condition at the beginning of the lease to establish a clear record of the rental’s condition. This regulation helps prevent disputes over damages and security deposit deductions. A.R.S. § 33-1321(C)

Non-Refundable Fees Disclosure Landlords must outline any non-refundable fees charged to tenants beyond the security deposit.  A.R.S. § 33-1321(B)

Pool Safety Notice DisclosureLandlords must inform tenants about any safety measures or regulations regarding using swimming pools on the leased property. This requirement aims to prevent accidents and promote awareness of pool safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of tenants and visitors. A.R.S. § 36-1681

Rent Increases Due To Taxes Disclosure Landlords can increase rent if property taxes increase, so long as they give proper notice (typically 30 days). Arizona landlord-tenant laws regulate this. A.R.S. § 33-1314(E)

Shared Utilities DisclosureIf landlords bill tenants for utilities based on a shared meter, they must specify the calculation method in the rental contract. Landlords can recoup additional administrative costs associated with calculating and paying the utilities.  A.R.S. § 33-1314.01

Copy of the Landlord-Tenant Act Upon request, landlords must provide tenants with a copy of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (ARLTA). This disclosure ensures transparency surrounding tenant rights and responsibilities as regulated under state law. A.R.S. § 33-1322

Security Deposit

Maximum AmountLandlords cannot charge more than 1 ½ months’ rent as a security deposit. However, the tenant may choose to pay more. A.R.S. § 33-1321(A)

Returning to TenantLandlords must return the security deposit to the tenant within fourteen (14) business days of the lease’s termination. Should the landlord make any deductions, they must provide a detailed list outlining the costs. Tenants have 60 days to dispute any wrongful deductions. This process ensures transparency and allows tenants to address any discrepancies with the landlord.  A.R.S. § 33-1321(D)

InterestIn Arizona, landlords do not need to pay interest on the tenant’s security deposit.  

Landlord Access

General AccessFor non-emergency inspection or maintenance, landlords must give forty-eight (48) hour notice before entrance. A.R.S. § 33-1343(A)

Emergency AccessFor emergencies, landlords may enter the rental property without notice.  A.R.S. § 33-1343(C)

Paying Rent

Grace PeriodArizona does not mandate a grace period for late rent payments, but landlords can agree upon one in the lease agreement. A.R.S. § 33-1314(C)

Maximum Late FeeIf the tenant is more than six (6) days delayed in paying their rent, landlords can charge up to $5 a day. A.R.S. § 33-1414

Returned Checks (NSF)If outlined in the lease agreement, landlords can charge up to $25, plus any charges imposed by their bank, for any checks returned with insufficient funds. A.R.S. § 44-6852

Withholding RentIf the landlord fails to provide essential services and utilities, following Arizona statute, tenants have the right to withhold their rent payment A.R.S. § 33-1364(A)

Reasons for Eviction (3)

Non-Payment of Rent – Landlords are permitted to give a 5-, 10-, or 30-day Notice to Quit if rent is not paid in full within 5 days, which gives the renter 5, 10, or 30 days to vacate the property. A.R.S. § 33-1368(B) If the landlord accepts a partial payment, they cannot evict the tenant that month unless otherwise disclosed. A.R.S. § 33-1371

Non-Compliance – The landlord can legally evict the tenant if they violate the lease agreement. A.R.S. § 33-1368(A)

Failure to Maintain – If the tenant fails to maintain the rental unit, which affects health and safety, the landlord must give written notice outlining the problem and five (5) days to fix it. A.R.S. §33-1368(A)