Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook (Community Legal Services)
All information in this booklet comes from The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (revised September 19, 2007). You can get a free copy of the Act from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office in Phoenix (see the blue pages in your telephone book), or you can look up the Act in the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S. §§ 33-1301 to 33-1381), which is available in the reference sections of most public libraries or law libraries in the state. A copy is also available online.
The Landlord/Tenant Act and this booklet do NOT apply to the following:
- Rented mobile homes (except where both the trailer and lot are rented from the same person or company);
- Public housing projects or public institutions;
- Property bought under a sales contract;
- Hotel, motel, or recreational lodging;
- Property provided by a landlord in exchange for work as a manager or custodian; or
- Certain other situations found in A.R.S. §§ 33-1308 and 33-1310(3).
This booklet will refer to giving “notice” to your landlord. Samples of notice forms (Form A, Form B, etc.) can be found in the back of the booklet. You may use these sample forms or write your own. You should make all requests in writing, and keep a copy of all notices and demands for your records. Any notice you give to your landlord should be hand-delivered or mailed by certified mail with a return receipt requested.
You are entering into a legal contract with the landlord when you rent. You both will have legal rights and obligations. The Landlord/Tenant Act requires both parties to uphold their parts of the agreement.