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Question: There is a huge tree between my trailer & next door. It was here when I bought trailer. I am told the tree is my responsible, but it is on the trailer courts land. The tree sheds leaves like crazy & we were just informed that it is up to us to rack and throw in trash. We have maintenance here & they do nothing, but ride the little cars the trailer court supplys.What I need to know is it my responsabilty, to rack. I am 64yrs.and not in that good health. Can you let me know if it is up to me to keep tree up or Trailer court. Thank-You RS.

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The Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (Title 33, Chapter 11 of the Arizona Revised Statutes) sets out the law governing the rental of mobile home spaces and rights and obligations of landlord and tenant. With respect to landscaping, Section 33-1434, explains Landlord (Park owner) duty to maintain landscaping:

C. Unless specifically provided in a written lease agreement that is executed before January 1, 2013, the landlord's responsibility to maintain fit premises shall include the maintenance of all landscaping that is located on the premises and the maintenance of all landscaping that is located on the mobile home space if that landscaping was in place on the mobile home space before the tenant took possession. This subsection does not apply to any landscaping features that are added to a mobile home space by the tenant.

D.For lease agreements that are executed after December 31, 2012:

1.Any lease agreement shall specifically disclose in writing any requirements that the tenant maintain existing landscaping that is located on the mobile home space and shall specifically describe the items that are required to be maintained.

2.Notice of any change regarding the tenant's obligation to maintain landscaping that is located on the mobile home space shall be provided to the tenant and will be effective with thirty days' written notice to the tenant if the change in the tenant's obligations prescribed in this paragraph is not a substantial modification of the lease agreement

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  • There is a huge tree between my trailer & next door. It was here when I bought trailer. I am told the tree is my responsible, but it is on the trailer courts land. The tree sheds leaves like crazy & we were just informed that it is up to us to rack and throw in trash. We have maintenance here & they do nothing, but ride the little cars the trailer court supplys.What I need to know is it my responsabilty, to rack. I am 64yrs.and not in that good health. Can you let me know if it is up to me to keep tree up or Trailer court. Thank-You RS.

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