Arizona Tenant Screening
Required Disclosures (by Landlord)
The purpose of all nonrefundable fees or deposits must be stated in writing. Any fee or deposit not designated as nonrefundable is refundable. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1321)
Landlord must provide tenant with a move-in checklist. Tenants also have the right to be present when the landlord performs a move-out inspection. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1321)
If landlord charges separately for gas, water, wastewater, solid waste removal, or electricity by installing a submetering system, landlord may recover the charges imposed on the landlord by the utility provider, plus an administrative fee for the landlord for actual administrative costs only, and must disclose separate billing and fee in the lease. If landlord uses a ratio utility billing system, the rental agreement must contain a specific description of the ratio utility billing method used to allocate utility costs. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1314.01)
Landlord must disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises, and an owner of the premises or a person authorized to act for and on behalf of the owner for the purpose of service of process and for the purpose of receiving notices and demands.(Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1322)
If the landlord pays a local tax based on rent and that tax increases, landlord may pass through the increase by increasing the rent upon 30 days’ notice (but not before the new tax is effective), but only if the landlord’s right to adjust the rent is disclosed in the lease. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1314)
Landlord must inform the tenant in writing that the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is available on the Arizona department of housing’s website. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1322)
Landlords must provide existing and new tenants with educational materials on bedbugs, including information and physical descriptions, prevention and control measures, behavioral attraction risk factors, information from federal, state, and local centers for disease control and prevention, health or housing agencies, nonprofit housing organizations, or information developed by the landlord. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1319)
Background Check Coverage for Arizona Tenant Screening:
- Criminal, OFAC/Patriot Act & Sex Offender Records – A statewide search includes AZ Admin Office Of Courts, AZ Department Of Corrections, Maricopa County Gilbert Municipal Court, Maricopa Justice, Maricopa Superior Court, Maricopa Superior Court Filings, Pima Consolidated Justice Court, Pima Justice Traffic View, Pima Superior Court and AZ Sex Offender Registry.
- Eviction Records – records are available from the following counties: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yazapai and Yuma.
- Bankruptcies, Liens & Judgments – Counties often report to credit bureaus: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma.