Sep 21, 2016

Properly Completing an Arizona Lease Agreement

If you are an Arizona landlord it is extremely important that you take the time to properly complete the residential lease agreement. One of the important things you need to watch for is blank spaces in the lease agreement. The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act says that if any of the blank spaces are left empty this is a material breach of the lease agreement. A material breach of the lease agreement by the landlord would allow the tenant to unilaterally terminate the lease agreement! Don't let this happen to you.

A.R.S. 33-1324(A)(6) states in pertinent part; "...A written rental agreement shall have all blank spaces completed. Noncompliance with this subsection shall be deemed a material noncompliance by the landlord...of the rental agreement."