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Lease Agreement Template Arizona

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Prepared for:

[Tenant.FirstName][Tenant.LastName]

Created by:

[Landlord.FirstName][Landlord.LastName]

This Lease Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is made on (enter the date), by and between:

[Landlord.FirstName]

[Landlord.LastName] (hereinafter referred to as "Landlord") and

[Tenant.FirstName]

[Tenant.LastName] (hereinafter referred to as "Tenant").

HEREINAFTER, the Tenant agrees to lease the Premises from the Landlord under the following terms and conditions:

Property

The Landlord hereby leases the property located at (add property address) (the “Premises”) to the Tenant.

Residence type: (insert type of residence and designation)

Bedroom(s): (insert the number of bedrooms)

Bathroom(s): (insert the number of bathrooms).

Lease Term

This lease is a: (check one)

Fixed lease. The Tenant shall be allowed to occupy the Premises starting on (insert the lease start date) and ending on (insert the lease end date) (the “Lease Term”).

Month-to-month. The Tenant shall be allowed to occupy the Premises starting on (insert lease starting date) on a month-to-month basis. If either party wishes to terminate the agreement, they can do so by providing written notice at least (enter the number of days) days before vacating. All terms in this agreement will stand for the notice period and the Tenant will still be responsible for any rent payments during this period.

At the end of the Lease Term, the Tenant: (check one)

Can remain on the Premises and continue the lease on a monthly basis, under the same terms as this Agreement.

Must vacate (leave) the Premises.

Must obtain and sign a new lease agreement with the Landlord.

Rent

Tenant agrees to pay the Landlord a monthly installment of $ (insert amount) (the “Rent) in advance, on the 1st day of each calendar month.

In the case that the local municipality raises the transaction privilege tax on residential rent, the Landlord shall have the right to increase the rent by the same amount. The rent increase will commence on the date that the new rate comes into effect. The Landlord must give the Tenant 30 days written notice before increasing the rent.

Payments can be sent to:

Payment address: (enter address)

Acceptable forms of payment:

Personal check

Money order

Cashiers check

Late Fees

If the Rent is not paid by the due date, the Tenant will be charged a fee of $ [insert amount as a one-time payment. Rent is considered late when it is not paid within (insert amount) day(s) after the due date.

In accordance with Arizona law 44-6852, the Landlord may charge an NSF fee of $25 when receiving a dishonored check.

Security Deposit

As part of this Agreement, the Tenant will deposit with the Landlord the sum of $ (insert amount) as security for any damage caused to the Premises during the term hereof. The refundable Security Deposit is required by the Tenant upon the execution of this Agreement.

The Landlord will place the refundable security deposit as received by the Tenant into a separate interest-bearing bank account based in Arizona. The details of this account are:

(Name of Bank)

(Address of Bank)

(Bank account number)

(Amount being held)

Upon the termination of the lease and in accordance with Arizona state code 33-1321, the Landlord will refund the security deposit, less any funds retained to cover unpaid amounts or damages, to the property under this agreement within 14 days (excluding weekends and holidays).

The Landlord will not charge against the security deposit the cost of repair or cleaning unless necessitated beyond the ordinary wear and tear on the Property.

The Tenant is not permitted to treat the Security Deposit as payment of any overdue rent, including the first and last month’s rent.

Failure to Pay

Should the Tenant be unable to pay the Rent due under this agreement, the Landlord may give notice to the Tenant through a 5-day notice to quit.

Pre-Payments

To summarize, the following sums will be due from Tenant to Landlord on the date of executing this Lease Agreement.

First month’s rent (prorated): $ (insert amount)

Security Deposit: $ (insert amount)

Other: $ (insert amount)

Occupants

The Premises is to be occupied and used strictly as a residential dwelling by the Tenant and approved occupants only. The Premises can be occupied by a maximum of (enter a number) occupants. The Tenant will not be permitted to house guests at the Property for more than (enter the number of days) consecutive days without advance, written consent of the Landlord.

This Agreement cannot be assigned or sublet to any other person or entity without the written permission of the Landlord.

Move In/Move Out Checklist

In accordance with the law in Arizona 33-1321(C), the Landlord will provide the Tenant with a move-in checklist before their occupancy starts. The tenant is responsible for completing the checklist and noting the condition of the property and any included furniture. Once completed, the tenant must send a copy to the Landlord.

Pets

The Tenant is: (check one)

Permitted to have (insert number) pet(s) on the Premises, consisting of (List types of pets allowed i.e. small, medium, or large breed dogs, cats, etc.) The Landlord will charge a non-refundable/refundable deposit of $ (insert amount) to cover any damage caused to the Premises by the Tenant’s pet(s).

Not permitted to have pets on the Premises.

Maintenance and Upkeep

The Tenant will maintain the Property in clean and sanitary condition inside and outside the residence. The Tenant will promptly notify the Landlord of any problems, malfunctions, or damages to the Property, including appliances, and landscaping, in writing. The Landlord will take reasonable corrective actions. If the problem was caused by Tenants, or their guests or invitees, and not reasonable wear and tear on the Property, The Landlord reserves the right to require the Tenant to bear the costs of repair.

Modifications to Property

The Tenant is not permitted to paint, or otherwise modify or materially alter the Property without the prior written consent of the Landlord. Any modifications made will become part of the property and remain after the lease term ends.

Keys

The Tenant will be given keys to the Property upon execution of this Lease Agreement. The Tenant is not permitted to make any copies of or have any other keys made for the Rental Property without the prior consent of the Landlord. The Tenant is also not permitted to change the locks without written consent from the Landlord.

If replacement keys are needed, the Tenant can obtain them from the Landlord for a reasonable replacement cost.

All keys will be returned to the Landlord upon the termination of this lease. If keys are not returned, the cost will be deducted from the Tenant's security deposit.

Utilities

The following utilities are included in the rent for this agreement: (list all included utilities).

If the utilities are shared, the Tenant’s monthly utilities will be calculated: (choose one)

Landlord has installed a submeter to calculate the Tenant’s amount due

The landlord charges all Tenants a ratio of the master utility bill. The ratio will be (enter how the ratio will be calculated).

Quiet Enjoyment

The Tenant will have the right to quiet enjoyment from the starting date of this agreement and for the entirety of the lease period.

Termination and Vacating the Property

The Tenant: (check one)

Can terminate this Agreement by providing at least ___ days’ written notice to the Landlord along with an early termination fee of $___________ (US Dollars). The Tenant will remain responsible for the payment of rent throughout the notice period. If Tenant fails to comply with the terms of this agreement or rental payment has not been made by the fifth business day of the calendar month, this Agreement can be terminated by the Landlord, with appropriate notice to Tenant and procedures required by law.

Cannot terminate this Agreement early.

Upon termination of this tenancy, the Tenant will promptly vacate and clean the premises, return all keys to the Landlord, and have the Landlord inspect the Rental Property for compliance with this obligation.

Rights of Access

The Landlord and Landlord's agents shall have the right to enter the Premises during normal business hours with at least (insert number) hours' notice for inspection, repairs, alterations, or any reasonable purpose.

The Landlord and Landlord’s agents are also permitted to access the Premises in the event of an emergency without prior notice.

Notice

In accordance with Arizona state law 33-1322, notice under this Agreement will not be considered valid unless it is served in writing to the address of the parties listed below:

Landlord: (Enter Landlord Name)

(Enter the Address where the Landlord will receive notices)

Tenant:

(Enter the Address where the Tenant will receive notices)

Apart from the Landlord, the following agents also have permission to access the property once the Landlord has provided sufficient notice in accordance with this Agreement.

(Agent's name) (Agent designation) (Agent's address)

​(Agent's name) (Agent designation) (Agent's address)

Additional Provisions

Additional provisions to this Agreement are the following: (insert any further provisions).

Disclosures

According to law, The Landlord is required to provide you with the following disclosures:

1. Lead Warning Statement: Any housing built before 1978 may contain lead-based paint. Lead from paint, paint chips, and dust can pose health hazards if not managed properly. Lead exposure is especially harmful to young children and pregnant women. Before renting pre-1978 housing, landlords must disclose the presence of known lead-based paint and /or lead-based paint hazards in the dwelling. Tenants must also receive a federally approved pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention.

Lessor’s Disclosure:

(a) Presence of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards: (check one below):

Known lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards are present in the housing (explain): _______________________________________.

Landlord has no knowledge of lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.

(b) Records and reports available to the landlord: (check one below)

Landlord has provided the tenant with all available records and reports regarding lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing (list documents below).

Landlord has no reports or records regarding lead-based paint and/or lead-based paint hazards in the housing.

2. Bedbug Disclosure: In accordance with Arizona law 33-1319, the Landlord will provide the following educational materials to the tenant: (check any that apply)

A description of measures that may be taken to prevent and control bedbugs.

Information about bedbugs, including a description of their appearance.

A description of behaviors that are risk factors for attracting bedbugs such as purchasing renovated mattresses, using discarded mattresses and furniture, using used or leased furniture, purchasing pre-owned clothing, and traveling without proper precautions.

Information provided by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal, state, or local health agencies.

Information provided by federal, state, or local housing agencies.

Information provided by nonprofit housing organizations.

Information developed by the landlord.

The landlord shall not enter into any lease agreement with a tenant for a dwelling unit that the landlord knows to have a current bedbug infestation.

(a) A tenant has the following obligations concerning a bedbug infestation:

The tenant shall not knowingly move materials into a dwelling unit that is infested with bedbugs.

A tenant who knows of the presence of bedbugs shall provide the landlord with written or electronic notification of the presence of bedbugs.

This section does not limit any other rights, remedies, and obligations under this chapter.

The landlord and tenant of a single-family residence are excluded from the provisions of this section.

Except as specifically provided in this section, this section does not create a cause of action against:

A landlord or a landlord's employees, officers, agents, and directors by a tenant or a tenant's guests for any damages caused by bedbugs.

A tenant by a landlord for any damages caused by bedbugs.

3. Landlord-Tenant Act: At the time this lease is authorized, the Landlord will provide the Tenant with a copy of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in accordance with section 33-1322 of the law.

4. Swimming Pool Disclosure: According to section 36-1681 of Arizona state law, a swimming pool, or other contained body of water that contains water 18 inches or more in-depth at any point and that is wider than eight feet at any point and is intended for swimming, shall be protected by an enclosure surrounding the pool area, as provided in this section.

The Landlord is responsible for ensuring that any pool areas located on the Premises are enclosed in accordance with state laws.

Applicable Law

This Agreement will be constructed and governed by the laws of the State of Arizona. The venue of any dispute over this Agreement will be in the County of (insert County) in the State of Arizona.

Entire Agreement

This Lease Agreement is the entire agreement between the parties. Any prior negotiations or discussions of terms between the Landlord and regarding this tenancy are superseded by this written agreement.

Any modifications must be in writing and signed by both parties. There are no understandings, representations, or warranties and no rights are granted except as expressly set forth herein.

Executed by the Parties on the dates indicated below.

Signature
MM / DD / YYYY

[Landlord.FirstName][Landlord.LastName]

Signature
MM / DD / YYYY

[Tenant.FirstName][Tenant.LastName]

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