Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: i live in a 55 plus mobile home park that then was a safe clean adult park with no pets, since it has become a mess no maintaining of weeds or roads, amenities (pool, shuffleboard, pool table areas or clubhouse) fountains non working bathrooms unclean, water and sewage leaking in places and now park is no longer a 55 plus that i see and dogs and cats everywhere and most not on leashes, skirting and carport awnings missing or hanging down, when brought to management their response is don;t like it move.. thats not a option right now cause they have caused a depresiation of my home considerably

Answer: 1. Regarding the lack of park maintenance: Under the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (A.R.S. Title 33 Chapter 11), mobile home park landlords are legally required to “maintain fit premises” (A.R.S. 33-1434). This means that they must (among other things) “make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition,” “keep all common areas of the premises in a clean and safe condition,” and “maintain in good and safe working order and condition all swimming pool, shower, bathhouse, electrical, plumbing and sanitary facilities, including the recreational hall or meeting facilities supplied or required to be supplied or maintained by the landlord.” Mobile home park landlords who fail to do these things are in violation of their responsibilities under Arizona law. Mobile home park tenants whose landlords are not “maintaining fit premises” are encouraged to deliver to their landlords a signed and dated letter describing the most serious problems in detail and requesting that those problems be fixed as soon as possible as per the landlord’s duties under Arizona law (Arizona Revised Statutes Title 33 Section 1434). 2. Regarding the 55+ change: Under the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, mobile home park landlords are required to provide their tenants with at least 60 days’ advance written notice before they alter a statement of policy, including a 55+ policy (A.R.S. 33-1436(C) and A.R.S. 33-1476.05). A landlord who fails to provide this required notice may be liable for monetary damages to the tenant. Tenants who live in age-restricted (55+) communities that become all-age communities (where tenants need not be at least 55) also may be eligible for payment from Arizona’s mobile home relocation fund. If you would like to discuss your specific situation with an attorney, there are links to organizations offering free or low-cost legal services on this website. The LegalLEARN Helpline toll-free telephone number is 1-866-637-5341.

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