Sections
Article 1 General Provisions 33-2101 – 33-2107
Article 2 Landlord Obligations 33-2121 – 33-2123
Article 3 Tenant Obligations 33-2131 – 33-2133
Article 4 Remedies 33-2141 – 33-2151

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 19

  • Action: includes recoupment, counterclaim, setoff, suit in equity and any other proceeding in which rights are determined, including an action for possession. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appurtenances: means awnings, sheds, porches and other attachments to the recreational vehicle. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Change in use: means a change in the use of land from the rental of recreational vehicle spaces in a recreational vehicle park to some other use. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Compatible: means a recreational vehicle that is in a similar condition as the majority of the other recreational vehicles in the recreational vehicle park, as determined by the maintenance, condition and overall appearance of the recreational vehicle. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Good faith: means honesty in fact in the conduct or transaction concerned. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Governing body: means the board, commission or other body having charge of the financial affairs of a municipality. See Arizona Laws 9-521
  • Guest: means a nonresident of a recreational vehicle park, over and above the limit set for the resident's space under the terms of the rental agreement or by park rules, who stays at the home of a person with constructive possession of the home with the consent of the resident for one or more nights and not more than fourteen days in any twelve month period. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Landlord: means :

    (a) The owner, lessor, sublessor or operator, or any combination of these persons, of a recreational vehicle park. See Arizona Laws 33-2102

  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mobile home: means either of the following:

    (a) A residential structure that was manufactured on or before June 15, 1976, that is transportable in one or more sections, eight feet or more in body width, over thirty feet in body length with the hitch, built on an integral chassis, designed to be used as a dwelling when connected to the required utilities and not originally sold as a travel trailer or recreational vehicle and that includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems in the structure. See Arizona Laws 33-2102

  • Mobile home park: means any parcel of land that contains four or more mobile home spaces and two or more recreational vehicle spaces. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Mobile home space: means a parcel of land for rent that has been designed to accommodate a mobile home and provide the required sewer and utility connections. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town. See Arizona Laws 9-521
  • Notice: means delivery by hand or mailed by registered or certified mail to the last known address of the landlord or tenant. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Organization: includes a corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest and any other legal or commercial entity that is a landlord, owner, manager or designated agent. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Owner: means one or more persons, jointly or severally, in whom is vested all or part of the legal title to property or all or part of the beneficial ownership and a right to present use and enjoyment of the premises. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes a company, partnership or firm as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Premises: means the recreational vehicle park and existing facilities and appurtenances in the park, including furniture and utilities, if applicable, and grounds, areas and existing facilities held out for the use of tenants generally or whose use is promised to the tenant. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Prospective tenant: means a person who expresses an interest to a landlord in becoming a tenant. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Recreational vehicle: means a vehicular type unit that is any of the following:

    (a) A portable camping trailer mounted on wheels and constructed with collapsible partial sidewalls that fold for towing by another vehicle and unfold for camping. See Arizona Laws 33-2102

  • Recreational vehicle space: means a parcel of land for rent that has been designed to accommodate a recreational vehicle and provide the required sewer and utility connections. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Rent: means payments to be made to the landlord or designated agent in full consideration for the rented premises. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Rental agreement: means oral or written leases or agreements and valid rules embodying the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of a recreational vehicle space. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Resident: means a person entitled under a rental agreement to occupy a recreational vehicle space to the exclusion of others. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Security deposit: means money or property given to assure payment or performance under a rental agreement. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Tenant: means a person signing a rental agreement or otherwise agreeing with a landlord for the occupancy of a recreational vehicle space for more than one hundred eighty days. See Arizona Laws 33-2102
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Utility undertaking: means any one or combination of the following:

    (a) Electric light or power, water, storm water, sewer, gas, common carrier of passengers, garbage, or rubbish plant or system, including but not limited to disposal, treatment or reduction plants, buildings, incinerators, dams and reservoirs. See Arizona Laws 9-521

  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writ: means an order or precept in writing issued in the name of the state or by a court or judicial officer. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215