Updated on August 15, 2023
The Arizona standard residential lease agreement is a legal document that outlines the terms and conditions under which a landlord rents a property to a tenant. This agreement is typically used for long-term leases, where the tenant agrees to rent the property for a fixed period. It’s a comprehensive document that covers various aspects of the lease, from the duration and cost to the responsibilities of both parties.
Lease Terms and Rent
Lease Terms and Financials
Maintenance and Property Rules
Legal Provisions and Governing Law
Overview of this Lease
- Parties Involved (Page 1): This section identifies the landlord and tenant(s) entering into the agreement.
- Property and Lease Term (Page 1): Details the property being leased and the duration of the lease.
- Rent, Late Fee, and Proration Period (Page 1-2): Specifies the monthly rent amount, due date, late fee policy, and proration period if applicable.
- Security Deposit and Returned Checks (Page 2): Outlines the security deposit amount and policy for returned checks due to insufficient funds.
- Occupants and Move-In Inspection (Page 2): Lists any additional occupants and mentions the requirement for a move-in inspection.
- Furnishings and Utilities (Page 2-3): Describes any furnishings provided and the tenant’s responsibility for utilities.
- Parking, Pets, and Smoking Policy (Page 3): Details the policies for parking, pets, and smoking on the premises.
- Sale of Property and Notices (Page 3-4): Explains the procedure if the property is sold and how notices should be sent between the landlord and tenant.
- Access and Right of Entry (Page 4): Specifies the landlord’s right to enter the premises and the tenant’s right to access the property.
- Attorneys’ Fees, Noise, and Guests (Page 4): Covers the tenant’s responsibility for attorneys’ fees, noise restrictions, and guest policy.
- Equal Housing and Waiver (Page 4-5): Discusses equal housing opportunity and the waiver of certain conditions.
- Maintenance, Repair, & Alterations (Page 5): Outlines the tenant’s responsibility for maintaining the premises and policy for making alterations.
- Default and Abandonment (Page 5-6): Defines the conditions under which the tenant would be in default and the policy for abandonment of the premises.
- Assignment and Subletting (Page 6): Restricts the tenant from assigning the lease or subletting the premises without prior written consent from the landlord.
- Hazardous Materials and Severability (Page 6): Prohibits the tenant from possessing hazardous materials and explains the severability of the agreement’s provisions.
- Retaliation and Indemnification (Page 7): Prohibits the landlord from retaliatory acts and discusses the tenant’s indemnification of the landlord.
- Governing Law and Lead Based Paint (Page 7-8): States that the agreement is governed by Arizona law and discusses lead-based paint disclosures if applicable.
- Additional Provisions and Entire Agreement (Page 8): Allows for additional provisions and states that the agreement contains all terms agreed upon by the parties.
- Signatures (Page 8): Requires the signatures of the landlord and tenant(s) to validate the agreement.
- Required Disclosures (Page 9): Provides a list of required disclosures, including information on bed bugs, non-refundable fees, the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, pool safety, and taxes.