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Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.
In Arizona, there are a number of different Acts that govern the landlord tenant relationship.  The Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act (ARLTA) is the law that generally governs residential tenancies.  You can obtain a free copy of ARLTA by visiting the Arizona Department of Housing website.

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The information below may be helpful to you but is not a substitute for legal advice.
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1. ARLTA Includes Information About...

  • Rights and obligations of the landlord
  • Rights and obligations of the tenant
  • Who is covered and who is not
    • For example, individuals residing in a dorm are not covered
  • Definition of words
    • For example, “landlord,” “tenant,” and “good faith”
  • Terms in the lease
  • How utilities can be charged
  • Terms that are prohibited
    • For example, prohibition on calling the police
  • Provisions for victims of domestic violence
  • What kind of notice a landlord can give and how a tenant can fix a breach
  • What type of notice the tenant can give a landlord and how the landlord can fix a breach
  • How to legally end a month to month lease
  • What happens to the property of the tenant after moving out
  • Eviction actions