Arizona Residential Lease Agreement Form
- Owner’s Information - Landlords should disclose the property owner’s name and address to the tenant.
- Lead Paint Disclosure - In 1978, the U.S. banned the use of lead-based paint. If the property was built before 1978, it is the landlord’s responsibility to inform the tenant about it. In addition, the landlord must provide the tenant with government-approved materials about the hazards of lead-based paint (Attachment 8 on Lead Warnings).
- Move-in Documents - Landlords should provide tenants with the following documents immediately after moving in: the rental agreement, fillable move-in form specifying existing damage to the property, and notice about a move-out inspection. The notice should indicate that the tenant may be present during the property’s move-out inspection.
- Bedbug Disclosure - The landlord's primary duty is not to rent out units with a bedbug infestation. It is also the landlord’s responsibility to provide the tenant with educational materials about preventing bedbug infestation and what to do if it happens. (Arizona SB1306-501R)
- Disclosure of Landlord and Tenant Act - The landlord must inform the tenant that the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act is available on the state’s Arizona Department of Housing website. This disclosure should be made before the parties sign the lease (Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act (2018)).
Rent Grace Period
There is no law on the rent grace period in Arizona. However, the landlord has the right to charge a late fee. In the absence of a statutory grace period, the landlord can impose a late charge a day after rent is due.
It’s important to note that this can only be implemented if a written provision exists in the rental lease agreement. The tenant can easily break or contest any late charges if it is merely an oral agreement.
The maximum security deposit that a landlord can ask for is equal to a month and a half’s rent. The security deposit is always refundable. If the landlord imposes a non-refundable security deposit, it has to be explicitly stated in the lease agreement, and there should be a valid reason for it.
At the end of the lease agreement, when the tenant is scheduled to move out, the tenant should submit a Request for Return of Security Deposit to the landlord. The landlord will have 14 days to return the amount or part of it. If the landlord will be returning the security deposit with deductions, the landlord needs to provide an account of the deductions due to property damage or unpaid rent. (AZ Rev Stat § 33-1431 (2021))