Jul 27, 2016

Provide Tenant a Copy of Lease the Agreement

Arizona landlord and property managers must make sure to comply with Section 33-1322 of the Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act! Failure to comply with this section can have very negative consequences.

Section 33-1322 of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act discuss the "Disclosure and Tender of Written Rental Agreement."

33-1322(A) states in part: "The landlord...shall disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of each of the following:
  1. The person authorized to manage the premises.
  2. A person authorized to receive court papers and to receive notices and demands.
33-1322(B) requires the landlord to inform the tenant in writing that the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is available on the Arizona department of housing's website.  

33-1322(C) requires the landlord to keep this information current and refurnish the information when requested by the tenant. 

In the event there is a signed and written lease agreement Section "E" of 33-1322 requires landlords to provide a signed copy of the lease to the Arizona tenant. The signed copy of the lease agreement must be provided to the tenants in a reasonable time and must have all of the blanks filled in. 

A landlords failure to provide the tenant a signed copy of the lease agreement is "deemed a material noncompliance by the landlord." A material breach of the lease agreement by a landlord gives the tenants certain rights to sue for damages or even move out of the property without penalty.

So Arizona landlords, do the right thing! Make it a priority to do all of the little things right and it will save you money and time down the road.

If you need help from an Arizona real estate attorney then contact Clint Dunaway at clint@dunawaylg.com or 480-389-6529.