Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: I own my mobile home but rent my space. The electric lines running from the pedistal are in need of repair. Is this my responsibility as a mobile home owner or the park responsibility AZ the power is coming from their pedestal?

Answer: Under the Arizona Mobile Homes Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (A.R.S. Title 33 Chapter 11), mobile home park landlords are required (among other things) to “maintain in good and safe working order and condition all swimming pool, shower, bathhouse, electrical, plumbing and sanitary facilities” and to “furnish outlets for electric, water and sewer services” (A.R.S. 33-1434), while mobile home park space tenants are required (among other things) to “maintain that part of the premises that the tenant has rented in as good condition as when the tenant took possession” (A.R.S. 33-1451). So the issue is whether the utility lines from the pedestal to the mobile home are considered part of the space that the owner of the mobile home (the tenant) has rented and that the tenant therefore must maintain. The answer may be found under a different statute entirely – A.R.S. 41-4006 – which states that it is the owner of mobile home that is responsible for the maintenance of utility connections from any outlets furnished by the landlord – unless those lines are more than 25 feet long and not located on the space that the mobile home owner (the tenant) has rented.

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  • I own my mobile home but rent my space. The electric lines running from the pedistal are in need of repair. Is this my responsibility as a mobile home owner or the park responsibility AZ the power is coming from their pedestal?

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