CORPORATIONS and LLC's TAKE NOTE
Anyone naming me as statutory agent in the past must make updates to their records with the Arizona Corporation Commission reflecting my current address. The agent should be changed to Williams, Zinman & Parham P.C. Be sure to send the papers to us because we need to sign the acceptance. Call Denise at our office for details.
Resources on Site
The purpose of this site is to provide information to landlords, tenants and lawyers on mobile home park, manufactured housing and fair housing laws in Arizona. On the left are links to pages covering various aspects of this.
The current year's Blog is updated once or twice a week. When the Arizona Legislature is in session I will discuss significant bills under consideration affecting mobile home parks and landlords in general. Other proposed and newly enacted legislation from the municipal to the national level will also be reviewed as will major court decisions.
Of course the main point of the Blog is to alert interested parties to new problems, developments and trends affecting them.I will also offer my views and opinions on much of this stuff. People who disagree are welcome to e-mail me and I might even publish opposing viewpoints.
Over the years I have written hundreds of articles for MHCA that have appeared in its newsletters since 1987. I have created an archive of articles published since 2007 and they can be viewed by clicking on the MHC Articles page on the left. A list of titles is at the top and you can click on the one that interests you. A few articles dealing with fair housing issues are listed and reproduced separately. You can view these by clicking on the Fair Housing Articles button at the left.
Fair Housing Guidance Materials. Nothing is more complex than the way fair housing laws deal with handicap discrimination. There are unique requirements for making exceptions to rules and allowing changes to the physical structures of residential communities to accommodate the needs of disabled residents. There are also special requirements for the design and construction of residential communities built after 1991. HUD and the Department of Justice have published Joint Statements explaining these requirements. I have created links on the page entitled Fair Housing Guidance at the left.
I have created brief summaries of the various Landlord Tenant laws under which MHC's operate that can be viewed by clicking on the Law Summaries button at the left. These should not be mistaken for the detailed manuals published by the MHCA on these subjects. And the MHP law summary should not be mistaken for the summary published by the State that must be given to tenants periodically.
Special Interest Items
Sometimes items of special interest will be published under the Special Interest heading on this page below.
This site was created in 2007 and has experienced increasing viewership since then. I invite comments and criticisms. Though I have a thick hide, I also have a quick trigger finger on the delete button so don't get too insulting.
SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS
CENTURY LINK ALJ DECISION. An Administrative Law Judge Decision issued in December 2014 held that MHC's are not responsible for doing work or covering liability for Century Link telephone lines in parks. The decision said in part:
This case is governed by the Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act found at Arizona Revised Statutes Title 33, Chapter 11 (A.R.S. §§ 33-1401 through 33-1491). The furnishing of outlets for telephone lines, and the maintenance thereof, is not a utility that is required by Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act found at Arizona Revised Statutes Title 33, Chapter 11 (A.R.S. §§ 33-1401 through 33-1491).
Read the decision here.
MHCA CITY OF BENSON AMICUS BRIEF. MHCA has filed a brief with the Court of Appeals in a case involving how zoning changes are applied in older MHC's that cannot comply with the changes and whether they are "grandfathered in". NOTE: The Arizona Supreme Court remanded this case to the Court of Appeals with instructions to decide the "grandfathering issue" that we highlighted in our brief. On July 19, 2013 the Court of Appeals decided the case in our favor, holding that when a non conforming use predates a zoning law change, the entire park, not just individual homes or spaces is what is grandfathered in: "the protected use is the mobile-home park rather than the individual spaces". You can read the Court's Opinion here
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7701 E. Indian School Rd., Suite J
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