Landlord and Tenant - Mobile Home Parks

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Question: I live in an RV park where we own our park model. The owner of the park, without anything in writing, is saying “In order to sell any potential buyer must live in the park for 30 days first.” Is this legal? They are causing the sellers to lose buyers because of this unwritten rule. We’ve not been given prior notice or reason why they are doing this. I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.

Answer: Under Section A.R.S. 33-1452(F)) of the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, a mobile home park landlord may not “deny any resident of a mobile home park the right to sell the resident’s mobile home at a price of the resident’s own choosing during the term of the tenant’s rental agreement”; “require a tenant ... to use any specific sales agency ... or broker”; or “prohibit a tenant from advertising the sale or exchange of the tenant’s mobile home.” Although the landlord has a “right to approve the purchaser”, such approval “may not be unreasonably withheld.” If either the seller or the prospective buyer writes the landlord to request an explanation as to why approval is being withheld, the landlord must provide an explanation within ten days.

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  • I live in an RV park where we own our park model. The owner of the park, without anything in writing, is saying “In order to sell any potential buyer must live in the park for 30 days first.” Is this legal? They are causing the sellers to lose buyers because of this unwritten rule. We’ve not been given prior notice or reason why they are doing this. I would appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.

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