Area of Law:
Understanding the Arizona Residential Tenant Act
This video provides details of the Arizona Residential Tenant Act.
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In Arizona, a landlord can evict a tenant for a number of reasons, including not paying rent, violating the lease or rental unit, or committing a crime. For a landlord to evict a tenant early (that is, before the lease or rental agreement has ended), the landlord must have legal cause. Check to learn more.
If a tenant violates a rule or stipulation in their rental agreement, then landlords have the ability to initiate the eviction process. If the rent is not paid on the agreed upon date, then landlords may issue a 5 day notice that requires a payment. Check to learn more.
If a landlord wishes to evict a tenant for not paying rent that the tenant owes, the landlord must give the tenant written notice specifying that the tenant has five days to pay the rent or eviction proceedings will begin (A.R.S. § 33-1368(B)). Check to learn more.
A landlord can give a tenant an eviction notice the very day after the tenant fails to pay rent on time. The notice must inform the tenant that the tenant has five days to pay the rent or eviction proceedings will begin. Check to learn more.