Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: I own mobile home but rent the land. Problem with the electric pole in the back of the house which has the meter and a junction box containing the main breaker switch. SRP power said main breaker was bad and needed replacing. Who's responsibility for cost is it, mine or the land owner

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 one question is whether or not the breaker is part of the mobile home (and therefore the tenant’s responsibility) or part of the rented mobile home space (and therefore the landlord’s responsibility). Another statute – A.R.S. 41-4006 – specifies that it is the owner of mobile home – rather than the landlord – who is responsible for the maintenance of utility connections from any outlets furnished by the landlord. So another question is whether the utility connection is in need of repair or the outlet itself is in need of repair.

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  • I own mobile home but rent the land. Problem with the electric pole in the back of the house which has the meter and a junction box containing the main breaker switch. SRP power said main breaker was bad and needed replacing. Who's responsibility for cost is it, mine or the land owner

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