Arizona Revised Statutes Section 33-1368 and 33-1370 have been amended. Landlords no longer need to determine if personal property left on the premises should be held 14 days or 21 days, to care for pets left on the premises, or to store personal property left by a tenant when they return keys and therefore possession to the landlord. Recent amendments to the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act allow Landlords to immediately dispose of personal property left by a tenant when the tenant vacates and returns keys. Furthermore, whether the landlord regains possession through a writ of restitution or through a notice of abandonment, the tenant’s personal property need only be held for 14 days. Pets, plants and other perishable items left on site need not be cared for by the landlord.
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