ARLTA – Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
Arizona lawmakers passed an act that defines the responsibilities of landlords and tenants and that outlines the rights and remedies that are available to resolve disputes in this state. These landlord and tenant laws are set forth in the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (ARLTA).
More often than not, simple misunderstandings are at the heart of a landlord/tenant dispute in AZ. The AZ government created a handbook that outlines basic information on tenants’ rights in Arizona. The publication, Arizona Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, helps to avoid misunderstandings by helping tenants understand their rights and responsibilities. The information is free from the Arizona Attorney General’s website and summarizes the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act laws in language that is easy to read and easy to understand.
According to the Arizona AG’s website, the handbook covers the following topics in detail:
- Moving In
- Tenant Responsibilities
- Tenant Rights
- Resolving Rental Problems
- Taking Legal Action
- Ending the Lease
- Moving Out Early
This publication is available in PDF format that can be downloaded and printed. It provides helpful information about the responsibilities of both tenants and landlords, but it is not a substitute for legal advice. Before consulting with a home lawyer, review the handbook to see if your specific circumstance is explained within its pages.
Difficulties or disputes that arise between landlords and tenants that are not clearly covered in the handbook should be discussed with an experienced home lawyer. The Frutkin Law Firm, PLC, in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, have decades of experience advising AZ residents of their rights in landlord and tenant disputes. While some laws may vary depending on where in the state you reside, all landlord and tenant laws are governed by the ARLTA, and a knowledgeable home attorney will help you understand your rights and responsibilities within these laws.