Rent Increases & Fees in Arizona

Rent Increases & Fees in Arizona

Last Updated: April 25, 2022 by Elizabeth Souza

In Arizona, the regulation of rent is primarily governed by AZ Rev Stat § 33-1329. This law bans rent control throughout the state, allowing all landlords to set rent and increase it (with proper notice).

Quick Facts
Rent Control None (State Ban)
Minimum Notice for Rent Increases 30 Days
Max. Late Fee $5/Day
Max. Bounced Check Fee $25 + Fees

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent in Arizona?

A landlord may not increase rent until the lease has ended in the state of Arizona.

If an Arizona municipality institutes a transaction privilege tax on residential rent, the landlord may increase the tenant’s rent to cover this cost so long as the landlord’s right to adjust rent is covered in the lease and the landlord provides the tenant with a written 30-Day Notice. (Ariz. Rev. Stat, §33-1314)

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When Is It Illegal to Raise Rent in Arizona?

According to the Federal Fair Housing Act, it is illegal for a landlord to raise rent based on the race, religion, gender, nation of origin, familial status, or disability status of a tenant.

It is also illegal for a landlord to raise rent in retaliation for a tenant exercising his/her tenant rights.

Is There a Rent Increase Limit in Arizona?

Arizona has no legislation limiting rent increases.

How Much Notice Is Needed for Raising Rent in Arizona?

When seeking to raise rent on a month-to-month tenant, the landlord must provide a written 30-Day Notice. A landlord must provide week-to-week tenant with a 10-Day Notice. (Arizona Tenant Rights And Responsibilities Handbook)

How Often Can Rent Be Increased in Arizona?

Arizona has no regulations on how often a landlord can increase rent.

Laws Regarding Late Fees in Arizona

A landlord can charge a penalty fee of no more than $5 per day from the rent’s due date after the five-day grace period. A landlord can collect payment on the sixth day from the due date. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1414.)

Laws Regarding Bounced Check Fees in Arizona

Arizona allows a landlord to charge up to $25 plus the amount the landlord’s bank charges to process insufficient funds. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 44-6852) This should be outlined in the lease agreement.

Arizona Cities With Rent Control

Arizona preempts a city’s right to control rent on private residential housing units. Cities, charter cities and towns in Arizona don’t have the power to control rent. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 33-1329).