- Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – 5 Day Notice to Pay Rent [.docx] (read more)
- Eviction Notice for Violation of Rental Agreement/Lease – Notice to Comply (read more)
- Eviction Notice for Health and Safety Violation – 5 Day Notice to Comply [.docx] (read more)
- Eviction Notice for Material Breach – 10 Day Notice to Comply [.docx] (read more)
- Eviction Notice for Material and Irreparable Breach – Unconditional Quit Notice [.docx] (read more)
An Arizona eviction notice form for non-payment of rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (5 in Arizona) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Arizona.
Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.
Information Required for all Arizona Eviction Notices
A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:
- The date of the notice
- The name/address/phone number of the tenant
- The name/address/phone number of the landlord or his/her agent/representative
- The date and signature of the landlord or his/her agent
- The signature of the tenant if the form was hand delivered
- The mail receipt number if the notice was delivered by certified mail
Acceptable Ways of Delivering Eviction Notices
In the state of Arizona a landlord is required to have a notice delivered by hand or by certified mail. If the notice is served by hand, the tenant should sign a copy of the notice. If the notice is delivered by certified mail, the landlord should make a note of the mail receipt number. This information will be necessary if the landlord proceeds with the eviction process by filing a Complaint and Summons with the court.
Types of Eviction Notices
Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.
Notice for Failure to Pay Rent: 5 Day Notice to Pay Rent
In order to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent, an Arizona landlord must first give the tenant a 5-Day Notice and the opportunity to pay the owed amount. It the tenant fails to pay the rent in full by the fifth day, the landlord may file for eviction on or after the sixth calendar day after the notice is given.
The state of Arizona provides downloadable forms on its Judicial Branch website. All of the forms and notices required to evict a tenant may be found there. The Notice for Failure to Pay Rent requires that the landlord provide the total amount owed and the date it is due. The landlord will break down the outstanding amount due on the form into:
- The current monthly/weekly rent amount
- Any prior outstanding balance
- Any other charges with the reason for their charge
The landlord is also provided with a space for late fees. The landlord may only charge late fees if they are disclosed in the rental agreement. Please, note that these fees may be prorated, so that the amount per day as well as the number of days should be provided. It is noted on the form that the total in the notice will continue to increase for each day rent remains unpaid.
This form also informs the tenant of the landlord’s right to file an eviction and the actions he/she may take to prevent the eviction. In the state of Arizona, a tenant may end the eviction process by:
- Paying the total amount owed within five days of receiving the notice
- Moving from the property and returning the keys to the landlord within five days
- Contacting the landlord and arriving at an agreement without proceeding to court
Get the downloadable 5-Day Notice to Pay Rent form template below (.docx direct link).
Eviction Notice for Violation of Rental Agreement/Lease
When a tenant has violated the rental agreement/lease, the Arizona landlord must present the tenant with a Notice to Comply. The length of time the tenant has to resolve the issue is dependent upon the nature of the offense.
Eviction Notice for Health and Safety Violation: 5-Day Notice to Comply
If the tenant has violated a term of the lease agreement that affects that safety and/or health of other tenants, the landlord is required to give the tenant five days to correct the issue. If the needed maintenance and/or repairs are not made within the 5 days, the landlord may proceed with the eviction process.
Get the downloadable 5-Day Notice to Company form template below (.docx direct link).
Eviction Notice for Material Breach: 10-Day Notice to Comply
If the tenant has committed offenses to the lease agreement that do not affect the health and safety of others, Arizona will require that the landlord provide the tenant ten days to correct the issue. These issues include falsification of information on the lease agreement.
Get the downloadable 1o-Day Notice to Comply form template below (.docx direct link).
Eviction Notice for Material and Irreparable Breach: Unconditional Quit Notice
In the event of illegal behavior the Arizona landlord is allowed to end the lease with an Unconditional Quit Notice (Arizona Notice of Material and Irreparable Breach). This notice informs the tenant that the lease is immediately terminated, and the landlord may proceed with the eviction process on the same day that the Unconditional Quit Notice is provided.
Get the downloadable 10-Day Notice to Comply form template below (.docx direct link).