Arizona Residential Lease

Arizona Residential Lease

Easily create a residential lease with single or multiple tenants in Arizona with this ready-to-use legal form, complete with detailed clause-by-clause instructions, so all you have to do is fill in the blanks. This form lets you specify who can live on the property, the amount of rent, and how it's to be paid; set the security deposit and explain how it will be used and returned; explain your rights to enter the rental and the tenant's and landlord's upkeep responsibilities.

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Residential Lease

month-to-month

Residential Month-to-Month Rental Agreement

Identification of Landlord and Tenant

This Agreement is between  ("Tenant") and  ("Landlord"). Each Tenant is jointly and severally liable for the payment of rent and performance of all other terms of this Agreement. 

Identification of Premises and Occupants

Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement, Landlord rents to Tenant, for residential purposes only, the premises located at , Arizona ("Premises"). The Premises will be occupied by the Tenant and the following minor children: .

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additional features

Rental of the Premises also includes .

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Spaces or items are excluded

Rental of the Premises excludes: .

Term of the Tenancy

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lease

The term of the rental will begin on , and will expire on .

month-to-month

The rental will begin on  and continue on a month-to-month basis.  Landlord may terminate the tenancy or modify the terms of this Agreement by giving Tenant 30 days' written notice. Tenant may terminate the tenancy by giving Landlord 30 days' written notice.

Amount and Schedule for the Payment of Rent

Tenant will pay to Landlord a monthly rent of $, payable in advance on the  day of each month, except when that day falls on a weekend or legal holiday, in which case rent is due on the next business day. Rent will be paid to .
 

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Rent by mail or in person accepted

Rent will be paid at , or at such other place as Landlord will designate from time to time.

Landlord will accept rent in the form of:

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cash cash
personal check personal check
certified funds or money order certified funds or money order
credit or debit card credit or debit card
electronic funds transfer

electronic funds transfer:

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Rent personally accepted

Rent is accepted during the following days and hours: .

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prorated rent option

On signing this Agreement, Tenant will pay to Landlord for the period of  through  the sum of $ as rent, payable in advance of the start of the tenancy. 

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prorated rent plus one month rent

Upon move-in, Tenant will owe as rent the prorated rent specified above, plus one full month's rent, for a total of $.

Municipal tax on residential rent. If the municipality in which the Premises is located imposes a tax on residential rent, and if that tax changes during the rental term, Landlord may, upon 30 days' written notice, adjust the amount of rent due to equal the difference caused by the new percentage amount of the tax. The adjustment will not occur before the date that the new tax amount is effective.
 

Late Charges

Because Landlord and Tenant agree that actual damages for late rent payments are very difficult or impossible to determine, Landlord and Tenant agree to the following stated late charge. 

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grace days Tenant will pay Landlord a late charge if Tenant fails to pay the rent in full within  days after the date it is due.
no grace days Tenant will pay Landlord a late charge if Tenant fails to pay the rent on the day it is due.

The late charge will be $, plus $ for each additional day that the rent continues to be unpaid. The total late charge for any one month will not exceed $. Landlord does not waive the right to insist on payment of the rent in full on the date it is due.

Returned Check and Other Bank Charges

If any check offered by Tenant to Landlord in payment of rent or any other amount due under this Agreement is returned for lack of sufficient funds, a "stop payment," or any other reason, Tenant will pay Landlord twenty-five dollars ($25), plus the fee charged by Landlord's bank for processing the check.

Amount and Payment of Deposits

On signing this Agreement, Tenant will pay to Landlord the sum of $ as a security deposit. Tenant may not, without Landlord's prior written consent, apply this security deposit to the last month's rent or to any other sum due under this Agreement. Within fourteen (14) days after Tenant has vacated the Premises, returned keys, and provided Landlord with a forwarding address, Landlord will return the deposit in full or give Tenant an itemized written statement of the reasons for, and the dollar amount of, any of the security deposit retained by Landlord, along with a check for any deposit balance. Landlord may retain all or part of the deposit to cover unpaid rent and damage beyond normal wear and tear, and any other sums due under this Agreement.

Upon signing this lease, Tenant acknowledges that Landlord has given Tenant a written list of preexisting damage, if any.
 

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cleaning fee option

Tenant will pay Landlord a nonrefundable cleaning fee of $.

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landlord pays interest

Landlord will pay interest on Tenant's security deposit as follows: .

Utilities 

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Tenant pays all utilities Tenant is responsible for paying all utilities.
Tenant pays portion of the utilities
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tenant and landlord pay entire amount of specified utilities Tenant is responsible for paying for ; and landlord is responsible for paying .
separate utility charges Landlord has installed submeters for the following utilities: , and pays the utility provider directly for such services. Landlord will bill Tenant for Tenant's use, as reflected on Tenant's submeter(s), plus an administrative fee of $.
ratio utility billing Landlord will pay for the following utilities: and bill Tenant for Tenant's share of them, using a ratio utility billing system. Landlord will use the following ratio utility billing system(s) for these utilities: , and will charge an administrative fee as follows: $

Prohibition of Assignment and Subletting 

Tenant will not sublet any part of the Premises or assign this Agreement without the prior written consent of Landlord. Neither shall Tenant sublet or rent any part of the Premises for short term stays of any duration, including but not limited to vacation rentals. Violating this clause is grounds for terminating the tenancy.

Tenant's Maintenance Responsibilities 

Tenant will: (1) keep the Premises clean, sanitary, and in good condition and, upon termination of the tenancy, return the Premises to Landlord in a condition identical to that which existed when Tenant took occupancy, except for ordinary wear and tear; (2) immediately notify Landlord of any defects or dangerous conditions in and about the Premises of which Tenant becomes aware; and (3) reimburse Landlord, on demand by Landlord, for the cost to repair damage to the Premises caused by Tenant or Tenant's guests or business invitees through misuse or neglect.

Tenant has received a written list of preexisting damage, if any, furnished by Landlord. This form also notes that Tenant has a right to be present at Landlord's move-out inspection.

Possession of the Premises 

If Tenant fails to move in as specified in Clause 3; or if Landlord fails to deliver possession, the following will apply:

a. Tenant's failure to take possession. If, after signing this Agreement, Tenant fails to take possession of the Premises, Tenant will still be responsible for paying rent and complying with all other terms of this Agreement.

b. Landlord's failure to deliver physical possession. Landlord will deliver physical possession of the Premises as promised in this Agreement, and in keeping with Landlord's obligation to deliver fit and habitable Premises. If Landlord does not deliver physical possession of the Premises to Tenant, rent will abate until possession is delivered. Alternately, Tenant may terminate this Agreement upon five days' written notice, or maintain a court action against Landlord or any person wrongfully in possession.

Pets 

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No pets No animal may be kept on the Premises without Landlord's prior written consent, except animals needed by tenants who have a disability, as that term is understood by law.
Specified types of pets allowed No animal may be kept on the Premises without Landlord's prior written consent, except animals needed by tenants who have a disability, as that term is understood by law, except for the following: , under the following conditions: .

Landlord's Access to the Premises

Landlord or Landlord's agents may enter the Premises in the event of an emergency, to inspect the Premises; make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements; supply necessary or agreed services; or exhibit the Premises to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workmen, or contractors. Except in cases of emergency, Tenant's abandonment or surrender of the Premises, or court order, Landlord will give Tenant two (2) days' notice before entering. 

Extended Absences by Tenant

Tenant agrees to notify Landlord in the event that Tenant will be away from the Premises for  consecutive days or more. During such absence, Landlord may enter the Premises at times reasonably necessary to maintain the property and inspect for damage and needed repairs.

Prohibitions Against Violating Laws and Causing Disturbances

Tenant will be entitled to quiet enjoyment of the Premises. Tenant and Tenant's guests or invitees will not use the Premises or adjacent areas in such a way as to: (1) violate any law or ordinance, including laws prohibiting the use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs; (2) commit waste or cause or tolerate a nuisance; or (3) annoy, disturb, inconvenience, or interfere with the quiet enjoyment and peace and quiet of any other tenant or nearby resident.

Repairs and Alterations

Except as provided by law, or as authorized by the prior written consent of Landlord, Tenant will not make any repairs or alterations to the Premises, including putting nails in the wall or painting the rental unit.

Damage to the Premises

In the event the Premises are damaged or destroyed by fire or other cause, to the extent that the Tenant's use of the Premises is substantially impaired, Tenant may do either of the following:

a.  Immediately vacate the Premises and notify Landlord in writing within fourteen (14) days thereafter of Tenant's intention to terminate the Agreement, in which case the Agreement terminates as of the date of vacating, or

b.   If continued occupancy of the Premises is lawful, vacate any part of the Premises rendered unusable by the fire or casualty, in which case Tenant's liability for rent will be reduced in proportion to the diminution in the fair rental value of the Premises.

If the Agreement is terminated, Landlord will return the security deposit as required by law. Accounting for rent in the event of termination or apportionment will occur as of the date Tenant partially or totally vacates the Premises.

Renters' Insurance

Tenant acknowledges that Landlord's property insurance policy will not cover damage to or loss of Tenant's personal property, nor will Landlord's policies cover Tenant's liability to third parties. Tenant will obtain a renters' insurance policy that will:

  • reimburse Landlord for the cost of repairing fire or water damage to the Premises caused by the negligence of Tenant, Tenant's guests, or invitees
  • indemnify Landlord against liability to third parties for damage or injuries resulting from the negligence of Tenant, Tenant's guests, or invitees; and
  • cover damage to Tenant's personal possessions to a minimum of $100,000. 

Tenant will provide Landlord with proof of such policy by giving Landlord a certificate of insurance issued by the insurance company within fifteen (15) days of . The policy will include Landlord as an "additional insured." Tenant will provide Landlord with a certificate of insurance upon every renewal. Tenant will not allow such policy to expire during the rental term. Failure to obtain and maintain a renters' insurance policy will be treated as a material breach of this Agreement.

 Authority to Receive Legal Papers

The following person or persons are authorized to accept service of process and receive other notices and demands:
 

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Manager

The manager, , at ; phone: ; email: .

Landlord

The Landlord, , at ; phone: ; email: .

Other

 at ; phone: ; email: .

Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards

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Post-1978 construction

The Premises are exempt from federal lead-based paint and paint hazards disclosure requirements.

Pre-1978 construction
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property is not exempt

Tenant has received the Disclosure of Information on Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards, and the booklet, Protect Your Family From Lead in Your Home.

property is exempt

The Premises are exempt from federal lead-based paint and paint hazards disclosure requirements.

Grounds for Termination of Tenancy

The failure of Tenant or Tenant's guests or invitees to comply with any term of this Agreement, or the misrepresentation of any material fact on Tenant's Rental Application, are grounds for termination of the tenancy, with appropriate notice to Tenant and procedures as required by law.
 

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loser pays the winner's costs and fees

Payment of Court Costs and Attorney Fees in a Lawsuit

In any action or legal proceeding to enforce any part of this Agreement, the prevailing party will recover reasonable attorney fees and court costs.

Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act

Landlord advises Tenant that the Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act is available on the website of the Arizona Department of Housing, http://www.azhousing.gov.
 

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The lease includes additional provisions

Additional Provisions

Additional provisions are as follows:

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Tenant will receive written rules and regulations 

Rules and Regulations

Tenant acknowledges receipt of, and has read a copy of, Landlord's rules and regulations, which are attached to and incorporated into this agreement by reference. Tenant understands that serious or repeated violations of the rules may be grounds for termination.

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Landlord will accept a cosigner

Cosigner Agreement

Cosigner agrees to be jointly and severally liable with Tenant for Tenant's obligations arising out of this lease, including but not limited to unpaid rent, property damage, and cleaning and repair costs. Cosigner further agrees that Landlord will have no obligation to give notice to Cosigner should Tenant fail to abide by the terms of the lease or rental agreement. Landlord may demand that Cosigner perform Tenant's obligations under this Agreement without first using Tenant's security deposit.

Keep Together

Entire Agreement, Validity of Each Part, Modifications in Writing 

This document constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, and no promises or representations, other than those contained here and those implied by law, have been made by Landlord or Tenant. If any portion of this Agreement is held to be invalid, its invalidity will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement. Any modifications to this Agreement must be in writing, signed by Landlord and Tenant. 

Signature: ____________________________________________         Date: _______________ 

Address: 
Email: 
Phone: 

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Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: _______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________    

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Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: _______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: _______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

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Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: ______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: ______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: ______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________
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Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: ______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: ______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: ______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

Tenant Signature: _________________________________________         Date: ___________
Current address: ______________________________________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

 

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Landlord will accept a cosigner
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one Cosigner's printed name: ____________________________________        

Signature: ____________________________________________         Date: ____________
Current address: ___________________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

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Cosigner's printed name: ____________________________________        

Signature: ____________________________________________         Date: ____________
Current address: ___________________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

Cosigner's printed name: ____________________________________       

Signature: ____________________________________________         Date: ____________
Current address: ___________________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________    Phone: (_____)___________

 

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