Senate Engrossed




State of Arizona


Fiftieth Legislature

Second Regular Session










amending section 33-1322, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to the Arizona residential landlord and tenant act.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 33-1322, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE33-1322.  Disclosure and tender of written rental agreement

A.  The landlord or any person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on his behalf shall disclose to the tenant in writing at or before the commencement of the tenancy the name and address of each of the following:

1.  The person authorized to manage the premises.

2.  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 and receipting for notices and demands.

B.  At or before the commencement of the tenancy, the landlord shall inform the tenant in writing that the Arizona residential landlord and tenant act is available on the Arizona secretary of state's department of housing's website.

C.  The information required to be furnished by this section shall be kept current and refurnished to a tenant upon the tenant's request.  This section extends to and is enforceable against any successor landlord, owner or manager.

D.  A person who fails to comply with subsections A, B and C becomes an agent of each person who is a landlord for the following purposes:

1.  Service of process and receiving and receipting for notices and demands.

2.  Performing the obligations of the landlord under this chapter and under the rental agreement and expending or making available for the purpose all rent collected from the premises.

E.  If there is a written rental agreement, the landlord must tender and deliver a signed copy of the rental agreement to the tenant and the tenant must sign and deliver to the landlord one fully executed copy of such rental agreement within a reasonable time after the agreement is executed.  A written rental agreement shall have all blank spaces completed.  Noncompliance with this subsection shall be deemed a material noncompliance by the landlord or the tenant, as the case may be, of the rental agreement.END_STATUTE

Sec. 2.  Arizona residential landlord and tenant act; paper copies; secretary of state; Arizona department of housing 

On request from the Arizona department of housing and through fiscal year 2016-2017, the secretary of state shall provide in each fiscal year to the Arizona department of housing up to four thousand paper copies of the Arizona residential landlord and tenant act.