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Question: I would like to serve a five day pay or quit from to tenant but don know how to fill out form?
Answer: The following information can also be found at http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/CaseTypes/eviction.aspx with a link to the forms required.
The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act applies to a lease for an apartment, a house or a mobile home. A.R.S. §§ 33-1301 - 33-1377. If the lease is for a space in a mobile home park, then a different set of laws apply. A.R.S. §§ 33-1401 - 33-1501.
Eviction cases are governed by the Arizona Rules of Procedure for Eviction Actions.
More information on Eviction Actions and your rights under the Residential Landlord and Tenant Act.
Under Arizona law, some things are illegal to put into a lease. For example, a landlord cannot let someone live somewhere rent free in return for not maintaining the property. A.R.S. § 33-1316. A landlord also cannot refuse to rent a place to someone because they have children. A.R.S. § 33-1317. A landlord is also required to register the property with the county assessor and list the property owner’s name, address and telephone number. A.R.S. § 33-1902.
A tenant must pay the rent and must pay that rent on time. If a tenant does not pay the rent, the landlord will likely start an eviction action. There is no provision in Arizona law that allows a tenant to withhold rent because the landlord is being disagreeable or because a landlord broke oral promises to a tenant. Except as is explained below, a tenant may not withhold rent.
- Keep the residence clean and safe
- Remove and dispose of trash
- Keep all plumbing fixtures clean
- Use electrical appliances, heating and air-conditioning systems and plumbing in a reasonable manner
- Not damage the property or allow someone else to do so
- Unless agreed otherwise, use the property only as a residence
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