Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: We bought a manufactured home in a 55+ community and out next door neighbor is running a “workshop” next door. We are unable to enjoy our home in the evening due to his sawing metal, compressors, and loud banging well into the night. It sounds like we have a factory in our living room. Our property manager has tried to make him stop but he continues to keep us awake with his noise and is EXTREMELY defensive if he is asked to stop. We do not have the money to relocate our home, what else can we do?

Answer: Under the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, every mobile home park tenant in Arizona is required “conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with the tenant’s consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb the tenant’s neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises” (A.R.S. 33-1451). If a mobile home park tenant is causing unreasonable noise and therefore conducting themselves in a manner that is disturbing their neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of their own homes, then the landlord has an obligation to inform that loud tenant that they are in violation of their rental agreement (which incorporates the Act). Such violations may be grounds for eviction. If the rules and regulations or policies of the mobile home park do not contain noise restrictions, then it would be wise to see what the local city or town or county ordinances say about noise.

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  • We bought a manufactured home in a 55+ community and out next door neighbor is running a “workshop” next door. We are unable to enjoy our home in the evening due to his sawing metal, compressors, and loud banging well into the night. It sounds like we have a factory in our living room. Our property manager has tried to make him stop but he continues to keep us awake with his noise and is EXTREMELY defensive if he is asked to stop. We do not have the money to relocate our home, what else can we do?

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