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

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. 

www.azdhs.gov/phs/oids/vector/bedbugs/files/Bed-Bug_FAQs.pdf

www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs 

www.epa.gov/bedbugs

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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