Arizona Rental Agreement Templates

Arizona Rental Agreement

Arizona rental agreements allow a landlord and tenant to create a contract for the leasing of residential and commercial property. Once a verbal agreement is reached, the tenant will commonly undergo a credit screening through a rental application. Once approved, an agreement is written and signed by the parties. Payment of 1st month’s rent, last month’s rent, and a security deposit is commonly due after the agreement has been completed.

Arizona Residential Lease Agreement

The Arizona residential lease agreement (“rental agreement”) outlines the terms and conditions of the residential use of real estate in exchange for rent payments. This contract may also require an additional fee (“security deposit”) due on or before the move-in date. 

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Arizona Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

The Arizona month-to-month lease agreement, also known as a “tenancy at will”, is a written contract between a tenant and landlord where there is no end date. The lease continues until, in accordance with § 33-1375, the landlord or tenant provides at least thirty (30) days’ notice of terminating or modifying the lease.

The landlord may also use the same time-frame to increase rent on the tenant (§ 33-1342). If the tenant does not agree to the rent increase, they may move-out without liability.

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Arizona Rental Application Form

The Arizona rental application form is a document that is used by landlords to collect information from prospective tenants, which is used to determine if they are a viable tenant based on factors like eviction history, income, credit score, and other non-discriminatory factors. 

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Arizona Roommate Agreement

The Arizona roommate agreement provides a reliable framework of the various terms roommates should have on paper in order to co-exist in a residence. There may be many reasons for two or more people to enter a roommate situation ranging from the college student who wishes to save a little rent to a matter of convenience for someone who must often travel for their job. Oftentimes people in this situation wish for a written agreement to safeguard their interests but do not wish to necessarily enter into a Master Lease and, therefore, wish to keep a safe informal agreement strictly between the members of the household.

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Arizona Commercial Lease Agreement 

The Arizona commercial lease agreement allows a landlord to rent property (retail, office, or industrial) to a qualified tenant. The agreement details the rental amount in addition to who is expected to pay for the property expenses such as CAM’s (Common Area Maintenance), taxes, and insurance.

After negotiating the monthly payment, the parties must decide on the term or length of the agreement. The lessee will only be able to obtain access to the premises and begin transacting business after the parties have authorized their signatures on the document. If either party violates the terms of the agreement, each will be liable for damages caused to the other.

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Arizona Disclosures

Bed Bugs Disclosure (§ 33-1319) – Landlords are required to give “educational materials” to tenants about how to deal with bedbugs and how they spread.

Fees (§ 33-1321) – Any fee stated in the agreement that is non-refundable must specifically state that it is non-refundable or else the amount is refundable.

Landlord-Tenant Act (§ 33-1322) – The landlord must give the tenant a copy of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (Title 34, Chapter 3) at the time of lease authorization.

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Federal law requiring all landlords/managers/agents to inform a new tenant that a property may have lead-based paint if built prior to 1978.

Move-in / Move-out Condition Checklist (§ 33-1321(C)) – All leases are required to have the move-in checklist attached. Whether it is completed by the Tenant is up to them. At the end of the lease, the Landlord will be able to perform the move-out inspection by first giving the Tenant written notice of the move-out date.

Notice (§ 33-1322) – Landlord must disclose the person(s) managing the property and give contact information for any legal notices. This is commonly written in the lease agreement.

Pool Safety Notice (§ 36-1681(E)) – For landlords renting a property with access to a pool.

Shared Utility Charges (§ 33-1314.01) – If the landlord bills the tenant based on a shared meter the computation for how it is charged must be in the rental contract. The landlord may reimburse themselves for any administrative costs for calculating and paying the utility.

Taxes (§ 33-1314) – If the business pass-through tax changes in the area of the residence, the landlord may reflect the tax with at least thirty (30) days’ notice to the tenant. This option to increase the rent due to the business pass-through tax must be stated in the lease for it to come into effect.

Arizona Security Deposits

Maximum Amount (§ 33-1321) – The landlord may not ask for the tenant to put up more than one and a half (1.5) months’ rent.

Returning to Tenant (§ 33-1321) – Must be returned to the tenant within fourteen (14) days (excluding weekends and holidays) from the time of the move-out inspection.

These resources are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Landlords and Tenants are encouraged to seek specific legal advice for any of the issues as found in this blog.

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