Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: I'm buying a mobile home in a mobile home park. It has been determined that there is a grounds problems causing sewer and waste to leak from beneath my unit. What are the responsibilities of the mobile park owner/landlord to rectify this problem?

Answer: Under the A.R.S. 33-1433, which is a provision of the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, mobile home park landlords are required to deliver possession of the premises to a new tenant in compliance both with the terms of the rental agreement and with A.R.S. 33-1434, under which mobile home park landlords must, among other things, comply with the requirements of all applicable city, county, and state codes materially affecting health and safety; make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition; and maintain in good and safe working order and condition all plumbing and sanitary facilities. It is always recommended that tenants request repairs from their landlords in writing – in a signed and dated letter describing the nature and extent of the problem and requesting that it be fixed as soon as possible – so that the tenant has proof of the request and its receipt by the landlord. If you have not yet signed a written rental agreement, you would be wise to have the landlord commit in writing to fixing the problem within a specific period of time within the signed document itself.

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