Arizona Tenant Rights

Quick Guide to Arizona Tenant Rights”
AZ Tenant Rights

Arizona Tenant Rights are extremely detailed and reflect the state’s intentions to see a renter’s rights fulfilled all the time and to the fullest extent.  In order to find a detailed list of all tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities, you should visit the government website of the state of Arizona.  Here you will find the Arizona Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities handbook.  The statutes address everything from before signing the lease to after moving out. 

The section on AZ tenant rights extends to cover habitability, retaliation, quiet enjoyment, privacy, and proper notice.  These details will be expanded below.  


The AZ tenant rights under habitability require the landlord to fulfill the following:

1) Meet all the requirements of local building and health codes. 

2) Make all necessary repairs to keep the home in livable condition.

3) Keep shared areas clean and safe. 

4) Keep all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and other equipment safe and in working order.

5) Provide and maintain all trash removal. 

6) Supply water and enough hot water, heating, and air conditioning.  


Your Arizona tenant rights allow you to complain to your landlord or government agency without facing consequences from your landlord.  Illegal retaliation from your landlord includes:

1) Increased rent

2) Eviction

3) A reduction in services to you within six months

A landlord in AZ can revoke your actions to renew a lease at the end of any lease agreement.  They do not need to provide you with a reason either.  

Quiet Enjoyment

According to your AZ tenant rights, your landlord can’t do the following to restrict your quiet enjoyment:

1) Lock you out with the proper court approval or take any of your belongings.  

2) Turn off services like electricity, water, or heat—even if your rent is late.  

If a landlord violates your Arizona tenant rights for quiet enjoyment, you should notify them that they are in violation of your rights for unlawful lock-out, unlawful seizure of property, or unlawful utility shutoff.  You may also sue the landlord for two months rent of damages—whichever is greater.  


Arizona tenant rights cover certain measures a landlord must take in order to enter the premises as well.  These measures include:

1) Giving you at least two days in advances before entering your home

2) Obtaining a court order

3) Establishing that there is an emergency 

4) Establishing that it’s not practical to you a two day notice.  

Proper Notice

If your landlord wants to raise your rent or decrease your service, there are time periods for a notice with different kinds of rental agreements:

1) A landlord must give a 30-day notice if you are in a month-to-month rental agreement.  They must also give the notice a month before the rent is due.  

2) They must give a 10 day notice in a week-to-week agreement. 

3) In a yearly lease, a landlord cannot raise the rent until the lease is under renewal.  

There are other types of notices and AZ tenant rights.  If you want to reference these notices and rights, you should research the Arizona handbook under “Evictions.”  

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