An ordinance designed to protect residents from being suddenly evicted from mobile/manufactured home parks has been approved by the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors.
The homeowners living in the Rancho La Paz Mobile Home Park, 501 E. Orangethorpe, have received a 31-page lease agreement from new park owner John Saunders. In addition, the document includes 40 double-sided pages of attachments.
MH park owners often complain they’re not getting a “fair return” on their MHP investments. But what does “fair return” mean, and how is it determined?
After being sued for neglect, owner of North Long Beach mobile home park files for bankruptcy
Mountain View MHP Owners deceptive? Fight brewing over rent control petition Signature gatherers allegedly misleading residents about landlord-backed initiative by Mark Noack / Mountain View Voice The push to collect signatures for a landlord-backed rent control initiative is leading to many reports of paid workers bending the truth to get residents to jot down their … Read more
Attorney Bruce Stanton asked Deane Sargent, PMC Financial Services, to provide expert testimony about several issues in the Rent Adjustment Hearing requested by the park owner, Idle Wheel MHP LLC.
A lot of CA resident groups living in problem MH parks have viewed Eminent Domain as sort of a ‘Holy Grail’ — their vision: the local City Fathers, aware of the resident’s plight, acquire the park and transfer it to the group.
A friend of mine described a resident park purchase as being like a supertanker heading out to sea. If you’ve never seen a supertanker, they’re huge. The largest ones are 1,200 feet long (that’s 4 football fields). Each can hold millions of barrels of oil.
Many of you may remember the old story (a science class experiment maybe?) about the frog in the pot on the stove.
If you put a frog in a pot and slowly turn up the heat, the frog won’t notice and you will end up with frog legs (if you like that sort of menu item) for dinner.
An MH industry publisher asked me to write an article on resident ownership and specifically highlight the differences in the ways group use to buy their park.