Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: I just recently bought a trailer that sit within a trailer park. I have the title in my name, paid the rent and respect the rules of the lot. However the landlord won't let my father live in the trailer. My father is 59 and I bought the place for him. However he's not allowed to live there. Can the landlord do that? I'm not breaking any rules of the lot. I own the trailer. My father never committed a crime.

Answer: This is for informational purposes only, you may want to contact an attorney for advice. ____________________________________________________________ When you moved into the mobile home park your landlord should have provided you with a copy of your rental agreement (A.R.S. § 33-1432) as well as a copy of the statement of their policies (A.R.S. § 33-1436). Review these documents first and see if it addresses this issue and how it applies to you. You should be aware that a landlord controls your ability to sublease (A.R.S. § 13-1454) and that "The rental agreement may provide that the landlord may charge a guest fee." according to A.R.S. § 33-1413.02. A guest is defined under A.R.S. § 33-1409. "12. "Guest" means a nonresident, over and above the occupancy limit set for the resident's space under the terms of the rental agreement or by park rules, of a mobile home park who stays at the home of a person with constructive possession of the home with the consent of the resident for one or more nights and not more than thirty days in any twelve month period." If your lease says that only you can live there, then you must follow the terms of your lease.

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  • I just recently bought a trailer that sit within a trailer park. I have the title in my name, paid the rent and respect the rules of the lot. However the landlord won't let my father live in the trailer. My father is 59 and I bought the place for him. However he's not allowed to live there. Can the landlord do that? I'm not breaking any rules of the lot. I own the trailer. My father never committed a crime.

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