1. The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
2. Maricopa County Assessor Residential Rental Property Registration - Online
3. Fair Housing Laws.
The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The rights, responsibilities and remedies of both landlords and tenants are set forth in this body of law. Current, free copies can be obtained online at
Maricopa County Assessor Residential Rental Property Registration. Rental Registration. Under A.R.S. § 33-1902 an owner of a residential rental property in Maricopa County must register certain information relating to the property and its ownership with the Maricopa County Assessor. ALL owners of residential rental properties must register their properties regardless of whether the tenant is a family member. Under the statute, outofstate owners must designate a statutory agent who lives in Arizona who will accept legal service on behalf of the owner. Whether organized in Arizona or elsewhere, a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, trust or real estate investment trust must not only designate a statutory agent, but must also register the name, address and telephone number of both the ownership entity and a principal within the entity as set forth in the registration form. Failure to register the property or to timely update any information required by A.R.S § 331902 may subject the owner to penalties and other consequences as provided in the statute. An owner may register his rental property at the link provided below. The registration may be filed electronically, by mail or by facsimile. A registration may be rejected if it does not provide all of the information requested. Residential rental property may be registered online with the Maricopa County Assessor.
Fair Housing. It is unlawful to refuse to rent based upon based on a prospective tenant's race, color, sex, religion,national origin, familial status or disability. Education is key. Both state and federal laws govern fair housing and have helpful websites.
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