My site will connect you to multiple links that offer self-help legal forms and free legal information to renters who are experiencing problems with their Management Company, apartment manager and/or property owner.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! If you rent, the Arizona Residential Landlord & Tenant Act applies to you. This law explains what responsibilities and duties landlords have towards you. However, the inability to prove the truth is the most common problem tenants face when issues arise in their relationships with landlords. In order to better protect your rights, keep copies of all payments and notices exchanged between your landlord and yourself. Additionally, require your landlord to put all agreements in a writing s/he signs and dates. If you anticipate a problem, try to get additional evidence, such as witnesses or photographs.
Arizona Secretary Of State: Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
To contact the office of the Secretary Of State make sure that when you contact the Secretary Of State you “Select A Topic” that the drop down item is “Landlord Tenant Act” or call the Tenant and Landlord Information and Referral Hotline at (602) 263-8856 or (800) 352-3792. Operators can answer basic questions on Arizona’s landlord/tenant law and refer you to other agencies if you need more help, such as help with rent.
How to get landlord to make repairs. What if my landlord refuses or won’t make repairs? You can use my other page Bad Landlord or use the Tenant’s Rights Handbook. This handbook explains tenant’s rights in the State of Arizona and also contains the many standard legal forms for tenant’s to give notice to the landlord that protects your rights. For example, it explains what to do when you need the landlord to make repairs, forms “B”, “C” or “D-1″.
Phoenix: (602) 262-7210 (Leave your name and number and the service will return your call)
Scottsdale: To request a full-length copy of the landlord/tenant act or for general information, call the City of Scottsdale at (480) 312-7717.
Tempe: Landlord/Tenant dispute hotline (602) 256-3517
My rental property is roach-infested or has other health-related (pool) problems. Who can I call? For roach infestation or pool issues, the Maricopa County Environmental Services Call (602) 506-6616 to report your problem. For other health-related problems with your rental property, call the Neighborhood Services Department of the city in which the property is located.
Civil Complaints: Request a packet on how to file a civil complaint against a landlord (this civil complaint is not filed with the Attorney General’s Office) (602) 542-5763
LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT QUICK REFERENCE