Section 33-322 of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act states in part; "Removal or intentional and material alteration or damage of any part of a building, the furnishings thereof, or any permanent fixture, by or at the instance of the tenant, without written permission of the landlord or his agent, is a class 2 misdemeanor."
Essentially, the Arizona Landlord-Tenant Act says that if your Arizona tenant intentionally damages your property they may potentially be arrested and charged with a crime. Often when I am speaking with Arizona landlords they express the fear of a tenant trashing their property. The good news is that rarely do tenants intentionally damage a property out of spite. Though tenants often damage properties because of how careless and dirty they are while living in the home.
However, if things with your tenant are so bad you think they may intentionally trash your rental property then call us right away! Call 480-344-4035 to speak with an experienced Arizona eviction attorney today.