It’s necessary to provide the correct type of Arizona eviction notice to the tenant you’re removing from your property. If you don’t, the eviction could be overturned or take significantly longer to complete.
You must give your tenant the precise legal document for the situation, detailing a valid legal reason for the eviction under AZ statutes. This will also affect how long you must give the resident as notice before they have to leave the property.
As seen below, there are a few different options in Arizona when completing an eviction.
5-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Payment)
If a tenant doesn’t comply with the rental payment schedule, the landlord may present them with a 5-Day Notice to Quit. This obliges them to pay rent or quit within 120 hours.
If the tenant complies and pays the rent then the notice will be nullified. If they refuse to pay or vacate the property, the landlord will be able to pursue the matter further through the courts.
10-Day Notice to Quit (Non-Compliance)
If a tenant fails to comply with the terms of the lease, aside from not paying rent, landlords may issue them with a 10-Day Notice to Quit. This gives them 240 hours to correct the issue or leave the property.
Assuming the tenant corrects the violation, the notice will be rendered invalid and a new eviction warning will need to be issued if other breaches of the contract occur.
However, unconditional 10-Day Non-Compliance notices can be issued too for more serious offenses. These don’t give the tenant any chance to correct their breach of the lease. Furthermore, a 5-Day Notice can be issued in the event of a breach of the lease that creates a hazard to health and safety.
10-Day Notice to Quit (Week-to-Week)
10 Day-Notice to Quit documents are used to evict month-to-month tenants or those who don’t have a fixed lease without providing any given cause. This allows the landlord to inform the tenant that they must vacate the property within 10 days or face a legal challenge.
30-Day Notice to Quit (Month-to-Month)
30 Day-Notice to Quit documents are used to evict month-to-month tenants or those who don’t have a fixed lease without providing any given cause. This allows the landlord to inform the tenant that they must vacate the property within 30 days or face a legal challenge.