The Buyer Advisory is a resource for Real Estate Consumers
Provided by the Arizona Association of REALTORS®
A real estate agent is vital to the purchase of real property and can provide a variety of services in locating a property, negotiating the sale, and advising the buyer. A real estate agent is generally not qualified to discover defects or evaluate the physical condition of property; however, a real estate agent can assist a buyer in finding qualified inspectors and provide the buyer with documents and other resources containing vital information about a prospective property.
This advisory is designed to make the purchase of real property as smooth as possible. Some of the more
common issues that a buyer may decide to investigate or verify concerning a property purchase are summarized in this Advisory. Included in this Advisory are:
(1) common documents a buyer should review;
(2) physical conditions in the property the buyer should investigate; and
(3) conditions affecting the surrounding area that the buyer should investigate. In addition, a buyer must communicate to the real estate agents in the transaction any special concerns the buyer may have about the property or surrounding area, whether or not those issues are addressed in this Advisory.
This Advisory is supplemental to obtaining professional property inspections. Professional property inspections are absolutely essential: there is no practical substitute for a professional inspection as a measure to discover and investigate defects or shortcomings in a property.
Landlord Tenant Act
ARIZONA RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT
A.R.S. Title 33, Chapter 10 and Other Pertinent Statutes
The Arizona Department of Housing provides this law online under the authority of A.R.S. § 33-1322.
Legislative changes from the 50th State Legislature, Second Regular Session include
Laws 2012, Ch. 91 which amended A.R.S. § 33-1343 (H.B. 2129), effective August 2, 2012;
Laws 2012, Ch. 82 which amended A.R.S. §§ 33-1322 and 33-1432, effective December 31, 2012
and are not included in this update.
These bills were filed with the Secretary of State’s Office and can be viewed online at
Lease Owner's Advisory
The Lease Owner’s Advisory is a resource
provided by the Arizona Association of Realtors ®