In Arizona, there are a number of different Acts that govern the landlord tenant relationship.  The Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act (ARLTA) is the law that generally governs residential tenancies.  You can obtain a free copy of ARLTA by visiting the Arizona Department of Housing website.

Content provided can also be found at AZCourts.gov/eviction.

The information below may be helpful to you but is not a substitute for legal advice.

A.R.S. means Arizona Revised Statutes and RPEA means Rules of Procedure for Eviction Actions.
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1. THE LANDLORD IS REQUIRED TO...

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1. THE LANDLORD MUST MAINTAIN FIT PREMISES AND...

  • Make all repairs to keep the property fit and habitable.
  • Keep the common areas clean and safe.
  • Maintain all services and appliances in good and safe working order.
  • Provide and maintain trash receptacles.
  • Even though the tenant pays for it, the landlord must supply a properly working water heater and cooling/heating system.
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1. ACCESS

  • The landlord cannot just come into the property.  He or she must give the tenant 2 days notice in writing before going in (unless there is an emergency or tenant requests a repair). A.R.S. § 33-1343
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4. SECURITY DEPOSIT

  • The landlord must properly deal with security deposits but not until the end of the lease. ARS § 33-1321
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