The Colorado Revised Statutes Title 38, Article 12, Section 212.3 defines the following responsibilities and prohibited acts of mobile home park landlords:
Maintenance and Repairs
Except as otherwise provided in this section, a landlord shall be responsible for and pay the cost of the maintenance and repair of:
- Any sewer lines, water lines, utility service lines, or related connections owned and provided by the landlord to the utility pedestal or pad space for a mobile home sited in the park; and
- Any accessory buildings or structures, including, but not limited to, sheds and carports, owned by the landlord and provided for the use of the residents; and
- The premises.
“Premises” means a mobile home park and existing facilities and appurtenances therein, including furniture and utilities where applicable, and grounds, areas, and existing facilities held out for the use of home owners generally or the use of which is promised to the home owner.
Any landlord who fails to maintain or repair the items delineated in this section shall be responsible for and pay the cost of repairing any damage to a mobile home which results from such failure. The landlord shall ensure that all plumbing lines and connections owned and provided by the landlord to the utility pedestal or pad space for each mobile home in the mobile home park have plumbing that conformed to applicable law in effect at the time the plumbing was installed and that is maintained in good working order and running water and reasonable amounts of water at all times furnished to the utility pedestal or pad space and shall ensure that each pad space is connected to a sewage disposal system approved under applicable law; except that these conditions need not be met if:
- A mobile home is individually metered and the tenant occupying the mobile home fails to pay for water services;
- The local government in which the mobile home park is situated shuts off water service to a mobile home for any reason;
- Weather conditions present a likelihood that water pipes will freeze, water pipes to a mobile home are wrapped in heated pipe tape, and the utility company has shut off electrical service to a mobile home for any reason or the heat tape malfunctions for any reason; or
- Running water is not available for any other reason outside the landlord’s control.
Advance Notice Required for Water Service Interruption
The landlord shall give a minimum of two days’ notice to a mobile home owner if the water service will be disrupted for planned maintenance. The landlord shall attempt to give a reasonable amount of notice to home owners if water service is to be disrupted for any other reasons unless conditions are such that providing the notice would result in property damage, health, or safety concerns or when conditions otherwise require emergency repair.
Note: No landlord shall require a resident to assume the responsibilities outlined in this section as a condition of tenancy in the mobile home park.
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