It's Been Bugging Me - Finally Reading The Updated Arizona Landlord Tenant Act.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate

The Arizona Residential Landlord & Tenant Act is not something I typically enjoy reading.  It’s more something I read so I stay in the know!  Sometimes I casually glance at it to refresh my memory about the laws, but I try to always read it every time it is revised or updated.

During my latest “read” I discovered something new – residential landlords must now add one more disclosure to their already long list of disclosures – and that is to disclosure Bed Bugs.  (Incidentally, this is also a home buyer disclosure that must be made.)

“Bed Bugs:  Bed bug infestations are on the rise in Arizona and nationally….” According to the Arizona Buyer advisory guide.   The following websites will also give you as a landlord or home buyer more information about bed bugs – from preventing, to treatment, etc.

For tenants, the landlord has obligations with respect to bed bug disclosure, but you also have obligations to prevent bed bug infestation.  This is a small section of the bed bug disclosure from the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act:

B. A tenant has the following obligations with respect to a bedbug infestation:

1. The tenant shall not knowingly move materials into a dwelling unit that are infested with bedbugs.  

2. A tenant who knows of the presence of bedbugs shall provide the landlord written or electronic notification of the presence of bedbugs.

Reading further, the bed bug section states:  The landlord and tenant of a single family residence are excluded from the provisions of this section.

Now onto more fun “reads” – blogs on Active Rain!

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Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We give out the bed bug disclosure to all tenants including residential homes.

Mar 06, 2012 08:16 PM #1
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Good morning Gabrielle,

So, eventually every type of insect will be represented by a disclosure...let's start lining them up and get termites, roaches, ants, flys, etc...disclosures going LOL

Mar 06, 2012 08:21 PM #2
Scott Baker Coldwell Banker West Shell - Liberty Township, OH
Realtor Homes for Sale in Cincinnati, West Chester, Mason, OH Area

We don't have any type of Bed Bug disclosure, yet. I find no. 1 to be quite interesting:

1. The tenant shall not knowingly move materials into a dwelling unit that are infested with bedbugs.  

Why would anyone knowingly bring them into their home?

Mar 06, 2012 08:23 PM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the information. I hope landlords do not knowingly rent apartments infested with bedbugs.

Mar 06, 2012 08:41 PM #4
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