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Question: We line in a 55+community and each year the palms are trimmed and we have to pay for them, I was told most mobilhome parks don't charge the tenent in AZ for palm trimming, but get charged every year. We pay rent on a space, is it our responsibility to pay for them or should the park owner pay ? The rent goes up each year, and we still have to pay for their palms to be trimmed. Is there a law that the owner should be paying for these? Thank you

Answer: So long as the fee was included in the rental agreement to which you agreed (A.R.S. 33-1413(K)(2)) – and the fee itself is not in violation of the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (A.R.S. Title 33 Chapter 11) or other applicable law – then the mobile home park landlord may ask you to pay it. Under the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, mobile home park landlords are responsible for “keeping all common areas of the premises in a clean and safe condition” (A.R.S. 33-1434(A)(3)), but the Act says nothing specific about whether or not they may charge a separate reasonable fee in order to fulfill that obligation.

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  • We line in a 55+community and each year the palms are trimmed and we have to pay for them, I was told most mobilhome parks don't charge the tenent in AZ for palm trimming, but get charged every year. We pay rent on a space, is it our responsibility to pay for them or should the park owner pay ? The rent goes up each year, and we still have to pay for their palms to be trimmed. Is there a law that the owner should be paying for these? Thank you

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