If you rent out a house or an apartment in Arizona, the law that applies to you is called the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act (ARLTA). 

This law lists all of the obligations a tenant has. If the tenant is not complying with one or more of these obligations, the landlord has remedies. But the landlord can’t just kick out the tenant, change the locks, or turn off the utilities. The landlord must follow all the steps the law says must be taken. It is important to know what ARLTA says so landlords and tenants know how to proceed.

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1. TENANT MUST PAY RENT (A.R.S. § 33-1314)

  • When it is due without demand or notice.
  • Rent is due on the first unless otherwise agreed.
  • Rent should be paid at the location agreed to in the lease.  If there is no agreement, payment is made at the dwelling.
  • Rent should include the rental tax, if applicable.
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  • Comply with building codes that affect health and safety.
  • Keep the dwelling in clean and safe condition.
  • Dispose of trash in a safe manner.
  • Keep plumbing in clean condition.
  • Use services and appliances in a reasonable manner.
  • Not destroy the premises or permit others to do so.
  • Not disturb others’ peaceful enjoyment.
  • Let the landlord know when something needs repair.
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