Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: I own a mobile home and rent a lot in a community. We are required to maintain existing trees and shrubbery(and are charged) if we don't. What are the laws on the subject, or where can I find them? My wife and I are both disabled and it is both difficult and expensive for us. Thank you

Answer: Under the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, the terms and conditions of the rental agreement (as well as park policies of which the tenant was aware before that agreement was entered into) usually determine what the rights and responsibilities of mobile home park landlords and tenants are. So if maintenance of trees and shrubbery was something to which the tenant agreed, then as a general rule, the tenant will be required to fulfill that agreement. However, not every term and condition of a rental agreement is lawful, even if agreed-to by the tenant, and there are many exceptions, including required accommodations for persons with disabilities under the Fair Housing Act. You may wish to speak with an attorney about your specific situation. There are links to free and low-cost legal services on this website.

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  • I own a mobile home and rent a lot in a community. We are required to maintain existing trees and shrubbery(and are charged) if we don't. What are the laws on the subject, or where can I find them? My wife and I are both disabled and it is both difficult and expensive for us. Thank you

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