Arizona Rental Laws

Arizona Rental Laws

Your Arizona Rental Laws Guide with helpful links and information for leases, rent, security deposits, tenant screening, real estate and government.

Official Website of the State of Arizona

The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Arizona was 6,731,484 on July 1, 2014, a 5.31% increase since the 2010 United States Census

The State of Arizona has 15 counties.

State Rules and Regulations

Important Lease Terms

Security Deposits

  • Amount: 1 and a half months
  • Return Deadline:  14 Days

Fees and Notice

  • Applications Fees: No Restrictions
  • Termination Notice:  5 days for violations materially affecting health and safety; 10 days for other violations of the lease terms.
  • Tenant Rights to Withhold Rent: Can Withhold or Repair and Deduct

Landlord Disclosures

Real Estate Links

Federal Government

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act:  Federal Government legislation which promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information contained in the files of consumer reporting agencies.
  • Fair Housing Act:  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting, buying, or securing financing for any housing. The prohibitions specifically cover discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children

Credit Reports

Tenant Screening

Last Updated: April 7, 2020