This form is used when the tenant has paid a deposit to the landlord to hold a particular property with the intention of renting it. This is used before a lease is signed. The form creates a legal agreement and specifies the both the rights and obligations of both the tenant and the landlord. for Arizona(US)

    Gives the landlord permission to call to previous landlords, for the purposes of doing a background and referene check. This is used for the purpose of verifying the information in the rental application before renting a house to the tenant. This form carefully limits the information that can be shared. That inforamtion should be directly related to the qualifications of the tenant and nothing more. This ensures that extraneous and possibily sensitive information, or information that can be discriminatory is not shared for Arizona(US)

In Arizona, theere are two separate acts that govern the righs, obligations and relationships between tenants and property owners.

In Arizona, tenant and landlord rights, obligations and relations for standard housing are goverened by Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act and is overseen by Arizona Department of Housing.

There is a separate act for mobile homes

Refer to the Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook for more details.

Tenants have many rights in the state of Arizona and the following are some of the most important:

  • right to privacy. Even then, the landlord can give a proper notice and enter the primises for inspections and to make repairs.
  • Protection against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, familial status (whether you have children), religion, or disability.

No, you have to continue paying rent regardless of financial hardships. There might be exceptions to this due to COVID-19.

Arizona accepts Oral lease agreements but only if the term of rental is less than one year. Any lease period that is one year or more must be in writing.

Arizona has two different acts to govern the rights, obligations and relations between tenants and property owners. One covers standard housing, while the other covers mobile homes

  • The Residential Landlord and Tenant Act that pertains to standard rental housing was enacted to govern the rental of dwelling units and the rights and obligations of landlord and tenant. The document can be downloaded for free. There is currently no state agency that enforces provisions in the Act, and because most landlord/tenant relations are private transactions, disputes that arise between landlord and tenants are generally considered private matters. Links to the document in a .pdf format and a Word format are provided in the Document links here.
  • The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (revised July 3. 2015). You can get a free copy of the Act from the Arizona Department of Housing in Phoenix (see the blue pages in your telephone book), or you can look up the Act in the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S. §§ 33-1301 to 33-1381), which is available in the reference sections of most public libraries or law libraries in the state.

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