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Arizona Tenant to Maintain Fit Premises

The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act requires tenants to assume the following responsibilities with regard to maintaining a rental property:

Tenant Responsibilities

The tenant shall:

  • Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building codes materially affecting health and safety.
  • Keep that part of the premises that he occupies and uses as clean and safe as the condition of the premises permit.
  • Dispose from his dwelling unit all ashes, rubbish, garbage and other waste in a clean and safe manner.
  • Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant as clean as their condition permits.
  • Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances including elevators in the premises.
  • Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so.
  • Conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises.
  • Promptly notify the landlord in writing of any situation or occurrence that requires the landlord to provide maintenance or make repairs or otherwise requires the landlord to take action as prescribed in the section Arizona Landlord to Maintain Fit Premises.

For landlord remedies under the law, see Arizona Tenant Failure to Maintain Rental Property.

Article 03. Section 13-1341.

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