ANIMALS - DEALING WITH MGT - TREES & DRIVEWAYS - LEASES - RENT INCREASES - PARK RULES - UNEQUAL ENFORCEMENT - BULLYING - NEW RULES - EVICTIONS - THE MRL - HCD (HEALTH & SAFETY ISSUES) - UTILITIES - STANDING WATER - LOT LINES - DRAINAGE - RETAINING WALLS - USE OF CLUBHOUSE - MEETINGS - SIGNS - COMPLAINT FORMS - HOA - GSMOL - ADVOCACY - BUY YOUR PARK - SMALL CLAIMS COURT - ATTORNEYS - CONCLAVES - FTM (FAILURE TO MAINTAIN) -
(Please note that only topics in BOLD FACE are on the site. Others are forthcoming.)
Leasing in a mobilehome park has one primary purpose:
To disqualify you from rent control in your park.
You do not have to sign a lease although you may and should sign an rental agreement. Have it reviewed by an attorney, if you can, so you fully understand it. (Read MRL 798.17).
Leases can guarantee your rent increases will be more than 3 times the rate of inflation.
The annual rent increases are often based on a higher-inflation region than the one in which you live e.g., ... the SF, Oakland, Bay area.
In the Sacramento area you are in Region B/C, one-third less than the SF region.
Be aware that lies and intimidation are often used to get resident-homeowners to sign them.
And they offer choices of 5, 10, 15, 20 even 30-year leases and make them sound like the lease serves your best interest. We have yet to see one that does.
And...often, they must be assumed by the person who buys your home when you sell...and at a higher rate.
Interference with Sales refers to how the Park can come between you and the normal sale of your home when you decide to sell.
Maintaining a relatively trouble-free relationship with management will preclude most of your problems in a Park.
Intereference can come in the form of:
Unreasonable repairs required to your home (exterior) when inspected by management once you announce your intended sale.
Trouble qualifying your home's purchaser.
These are very difficult to deal with but, as always, documentation is important. Document every instance you feel bears on your Interference issue.
You may need to consult an MRL attorney.
MRL ARTICLES 6 & 7 (Codes 798.55 - 83)
When you decide you wish to sell your home, refer to park rules for guidance.
Then refer to MRL 798.59 and the others shown at the top of this article.
Management wil probably inspect the outside of your home for deficiencies in construction, bent awning suipports, etc.
If you question the accuracy of management's inspection you can call HCD to come out to confirm the validity of the alleged deficiency.
The clubhouse is yours. It must be available to all residents at all reasonable hours and those hours will be posted at the facility.
Reasonable hours are 9AM - 9PM, seven (7) days a week.
Cleaning deposit may not be required so long as your event is open to all park residents.
You have the right to assemble in the clubhouse or a home for any legal purpose.
You may canvass or petition throughout the park for non-commercial purposes. That includes going door-to-door.
If you have questions about animals in your park, check first with your Park Rules. They usually spell out park policy on them.
Some limit what you can have by weight and height.
Some limit the number you may have.
Most have conditions about noise and picking up after your animal and areas in the park that are 'off limits' to them.
Older rules may not address new laws regarding service or comfort animals.
If you have questions about these types of animals, check with your city or county or state animal control facilities for rules governing these types of animals.
(More detailed information is forthcoming on this site.)