Numerous changes were made to the ARLTA back in September 2007, and those changes have been incorporated into a revised Residential Lease Agreement form. The form went from four pages to eight, so the changes are significant. The standard lease agreement now covers issues such as what occurs if the property is sold or foreclosed on, details on refundable and non-refundable security deposits, landlord / tenant death, crime and more.
Changes to the ARLTA include (but are not limited to):
Senate Bill 1227 added provisions to the ARLTA for victims of domestic violence to break leases.
Requirements for tenants to provide and update contact info for a person authorized to enter the tenants dwelling in case of death and remove property, and provisions for the landlord’s disposal of said property.
Handling of security deposits.
I’m not a renter, and we do not handle rental property management, but if I were a renter, a landlord or a property manager, I’d make sure I read and understood the entirety of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act as well as the revised Arizona Residential Lease Agreement. (assuming of course you are renting or own rental property in Arizona!)
[tags]Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, Arizona Residential Lease Agreement[/tags]