Arizona State Laws Affecting Tenants in Domestic Violence Situations

Here are Arizona rules protecting tenants who are victims of domestic violence.

Arizona  extends special protections to tenants who are victims of domestic violence. Here are some of the domestic violence (DV) laws that apply to tenants:

  • Lease cannot include a waiver of some or all DV rights
  • Landlord entitled to proof of DV status
  • Early termination right for DV victim
  • Lease cannot prohibit calling the police in a DV situation or otherwise penalize DV victim
  • DV victim has the right to have the locks changed
  • Penalty for falsely reporting domestic violence (including obtaining early termination)
  • Perpetrator of DV liable to landlord for resulting damages.

Check the Arizona statute (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § §â

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