What Disclosures do Landlords in Arizona Need to Give Tenants?

Learn about the disclosures that landlords in Arizona must provide tenants, usually in the lease or rental agreement.

Arizona requires landlords to make the following disclosures to tenants:

Nonrefundable fees permitted?

Yes. The purpose of all nonrefundable fees or deposits must be stated in writing. Any fee or deposit not designated as nonrefundable is refundable. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1321)

Move-in checklist required?

Yes, move-in checklists are required. Tenants also have the right to be present at a move-out inspection. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1321)

Separate utility charges:

If landlord charges separately for gas, water, wastewater, solid waste removal, or elec­tricity by installing a submetering system, landlord may recover the charges imposed on the landlord by the util­ity provider, plus an administrative fee for the landlord for actual administrative costs only, and must disclose separate billing and fee in the rental agreement. If land­lord uses a ratio utility billing system, the rental agree­ment must contain a specific description of the ratio utility billing method used to allocate utility costs. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1314.01)

Owner or agent identity:

Landlord must disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises, and an owner of the premises or a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the purpose of service of process and for the purpose of receiving notices and demands. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1322)

Business tax pass-through:

If the landlord pays a local tax based on rent and that tax increases, landlord may pass through the increase by increasing the rent upon 30 days’ notice (but not before the new tax is effective), but only if the landlord’s right to adjust the rent is disclosed in the rental agreement. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1314)

Availability of Landlord and Tenant Act:

Landlord must inform tenant in writing that the residential Landlord and Tenant Act is available on the Arizona department of housing’s website. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1322)

Bedbug information:

Landlords must provide existing and new tenants with educational materials on bedbugs, including information and physical descriptions, prevention and control measures, behavioral attraction risk factors, information from federal, state, and local centers for disease control and prevention, health or housing agencies, nonprofit housing organizations, or information developed by the landlord. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1319)

Check the Arizona statute (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 33-1314, 33-1319, 33-1321-22, 33-1314.01) for details on these disclosures. See the Laws and Legal Research section of Nolo for advice on finding and reading statutes and court decisions.

Also, check your local ordinance for any city or county disclosure requirements. To find yours, check your city or county website (many are listed on State and Local Government on the Net), or contact the office of your mayor, city manager, or county administrator.

Finally, see the Required Landlord Disclosures article for details on federally-required landlord disclosures and other information on disclosures about the rental property.

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