Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: I am renting a moble home in Arizona and there is a thermostat but the wires are cut and the landlord said there's no heat ever. Is this legal. Its freezing in here.

Answer: Under the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (A.R.S. 33 Chapter 11), a landlord must “make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition” and “comply with the requirements of all applicable city, county and state codes materially affecting health and safety” (A.R.S. 33-1434). One of the conditions that is said to materially affect the health and safety of the occupants of any residential rental dwelling unit (including a mobile home) is the “lack of adequate heating and cooling” (A.R.S. 9-1303). A tenant who believes that their landlord is in violation of these provisions of Arizona law may deliver by hand or send by certified mail to the landlord a signed and dated letter describing the problem in detail and requesting that the problem be fixed as soon as possible. If the landlord fails to reply to this letter or does not fix the problem, then the tenant has options. If you would like to speak with an attorney about your specific situation, there links to free and low-cost legal services on this website.

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