Arizona State Rent Increases & Fees

  • Rent Control / Increase Limitations. Arizona state landlords can raise rent only after the lease has ended.
  • Notice Required to Raise Rent. For month-to-month tenancies, Arizona landlords must provide 30 days notice from next rent due date.
  • Late Rent Fees. Arizona state landlords must disclose the amount of penalty for late rent in the lease.

When Can a Landlord Increase Rent?

A landlord may not increase rent until the lease has ended in the state of Arizona. To increase rent when a tenant rents month-to-month without the benefit of a written lease, the landlord must provide his/her tenant with a 30-Day Notice.

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. (Arizona Revised Statutes)

When is it illegal to raise rent?

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. (Fair Housing Act)

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

Is there a rent increase limit?

Arizona has no legislation limiting rent increases.

How Much Notice is Needed for Raising Rent?

When seeking to raise rent on a month-to-month tenant, the landlord must provide a written 30-Day Notice. If the landlord encounters circumstances allowing him/her to increase rent when a tenant has a lease, a minimum of a 30-Day Notice must be provided before the rent increase may go into effect.

How Often Can Rent Be Increased?

Arizona has not legislation regarding how often rent may be increased.

Laws Regarding Late Fees

Although the state has no legislation limiting late fees, the amount the landlord intends to charge for late payment of rent must be disclosed in the lease.

Laws Regarding Bounced Check fees

Arizona allows a landlord to charge up to $25 plus the amount the landlord’s bank charges to process a bounced check, when a rent check is returned.

Cities in the State With Rent Control

Arizona preempts a cities right to control rent through legislation. (Regulation of Rents)