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Is this basically some type of insurance for the tanks?
Are you under a fixed term written lease or are you month to month?
Ok, if you are on a month to month lease, then the park landlord can change the terms of your lease or the park rules with a 30 day written notice. So unfortunately, they can impose these new conditions as part of the park rules and consider it a violation of the rules if a tenant didn't comply.
But I agree that forcing you to have this annual inspection seems to be a bit overreaching because if the tank is your personal property, you are liable if something happens to it to cause a leak. However I can also understand the park owner's position because if someone had a leak and it contaminated a large area, the tenant is not likely going to have the money to pay for a huge excavation and removal of any contaminated soil which is normally required in situations like this which can run into thousands or tens of thousands of dollars due to EPA regulations..
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