If you own a mobile home and rent a lot in a mobile home park, it is crucial
that you understand your rights as a mobile home park tenant. Evictions
are serious matters. The owner or operator, otherwise known as the landlord,
of the mobile park you are renting a lot in can evict you, but he or she
must have just cause to do so. Your landlord cannot evict you just because
your lease is ending, though he or she can increase it at the end of the
lease as long as the increase is not excessive and designed to end your
Arm yourself with knowledge and learn what actions could provide your landlord
the proper grounds needed to terminate your mobile home park tenancy:
- You paid your rent late three or more times within a twelve-month time
period. For your landlord to have grounds for termination, he or she would
have had to send you a demand for possession each time you failed to pay
your rent on time.
- You used your mobile home for something illegal or to engage in illegal
- You violated your lease or rental agreement.
- You intentionally injured another mobile home park tenant or mobile home
- You intentionally caused damage to the mobile home park or to another tenant’s property.
- You violated either local or state mobile home laws, including property
damage or vandalism, prostitution, discharge of a weapon, and illegal
drug or manufacture use.
- You behaved in a way that significantly annoyed other tenants or the mobile
home park. After you were given notice about your behavior and were given
the opportunity to rectify the problem, you failed to make any changes.
- You violated a mobile home park rule related to the health, safety, and
wellbeing of its tenants and employees.
- You violated a mobile home park rule related to the failure to maintain
your mobile home or site in a reasonable way that is consistent with the
rest of the mobile home park.
- You interfered with another tenant’s right to enjoy their property
or the mobile home park.
However, before the eviction process can start, your landlord is required
to provide notice that he or she wants to end your tenancy. This notice
is referred to as the “demand for possession.” The demand
for possession must be served through one of the following methods:
- Give it to you in-person.
- Deliver it to your mobile home by leaving it with a member of your family
or household. This person must understand the importance of ensuring you
- Send it to your last known address via first-class mail.
These are the only acceptable methods for delivering a demand for possession.
If your landlord leaves the demand outside of your door, slips it under
your door, or somehow attaches it to the property, the notice was not
properly served. Additionally, your landlord should deliver this demand
to you at least 30 days prior to filing an eviction case in court.
California Mobile Home Park Attorneys
If your landlord is attempting to terminate your tenancy and evict you
from a mobile home park, you need to hire an attorney who specializes
in this specific area of law. At Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP,
our California mobile home park attorneys have represented clients since
1987 and have a proven track record of success. Reach out to us today
for exceptional legal help.
Allow us to be your voice. Call us today at (888) 998-2031 to
schedule a case evaluation and learn more about your legal options. Our mobile home park attorneys
are tough negotiators and know how to take matters all the way to court.