2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 33 - Property
§ 33-1432 Disclosure of written rental agreement

Universal Citation: AZ Rev Stat § 33-1432 (2017)

33-1432. Disclosure of written rental agreement

A. The landlord or any person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on the landlord's behalf shall disclose to the tenant in writing before entering into the rental agreement each of the following:

1. The name and address of the person authorized to manage the premises.

2. The name and address of the owner of the premises.

3. If applicable, the name and address of 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.

4. For a prospective tenant on an initial rental agreement, a written statement that shows the rent increases for the three full calendar years immediately preceding the prospective initial rental agreement date. This information shall be for basic space rental only and does not apply to other fees such as late charges, guest fees and utility charges. The landlord may disclose the rent history with calculations that fairly describe the rent history and that are made in any manner that reasonably informs the prospective tenant of the history of basic space rent in the mobile home park during that period. The disclosure calculation may be made in January of each year by adding the dollar amounts or percentage amounts for aggregate rental increases that became effective in the prior calendar year for every space in the park and dividing that number by the total number of occupied revenue spaces for which rent was or could have been increased. This average amount of rental increase or average percentage of rental increase shall be posted at the rental office for three years. Disclosure calculations made pursuant to this section shall be made to the best of the landlord's ability.

B. The information required to be furnished by this section shall be kept current and refurnished to the tenant on the tenant's request except that any successor landlord shall not be required to provide average rent disclosures relating to previous landlords.

C. When there is a new owner or operator this section extends to and is enforceable against any successor landlord, owner or manager.

D. A person who fails to comply with subsection A, paragraph 1, 2 or 3 or subsection B of this section 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. The landlord or any person authorized to enter into a rental agreement on the landlord's behalf shall post in a conspicuous place a copy of the current utility rates unless the tenant is charged directly by the utility company.

F. Each tenant shall be notified, in writing, of any rent increase at least ninety days prior to the increase by first class or certified mail or by personal delivery. The mobile home parks hearing officer has jurisdiction to determine whether notices have been served properly and in a timely manner.

G. Before entering into a rental agreement, the landlord or any person authorized to enter into the rental agreement shall provide to the prospective tenant a concise written summary of the Arizona mobile home parks residential landlord and tenant act that is approved by the director annually by November 1 and that includes any legislative changes made in the preceding year. The director shall post the approved summary on the Arizona department of housing's website. The landlord shall provide the summary to the tenant at no cost to the tenant. The summary shall include information regarding where a complete copy of the act may be obtained or reviewed, including listing the Arizona department of housing's website. This subsection does not apply to renewal of rental agreements. The Arizona department of housing shall post the act on the Arizona department of housing's website.

H. The landlord shall make available to all tenants a concise written summary of the Arizona mobile home parks residential landlord and tenant act that is approved by the director annually by November 1 and that includes any legislative changes made in the preceding year. The summary shall include information regarding where a complete copy of the act may be obtained or reviewed, including listing the Arizona department of housing's website. The director shall post the approved summary on the Arizona department of housing's website. The landlord shall provide the summary at no cost to the tenants.

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