The owner of a
mobile home park is more than just the person with their name on the deed. Mobile home
park owners are often responsible for maintaining the park, fixing problems
brought forth by residents, providing utilities, coordinating with local
officials on issues, and many other duties. As the resident of a mobile
home park, you may feel that the owner is not meeting these responsibilities
or is otherwise behaving negligently. You may have repeatedly argued with
the park owner about your concerns to no avail, and are considering filing
a legal case. If you are interested in pursuing legal action against the
owner of your mobile home park, there are a few things you should know first.
The Responsibilities of Mobile Home Park Owners
The role of a mobile home park owner comes with a certain set of responsibilities.
The failure to fulfill these responsibilities is a source of a lot of
disputes between the owners and residents of mobile home parks.
The owner of your mobile home park may be responsible for duties such as:
Park maintenance, improvements, and repairs
Providing utilities and determining costs of utilities
Setting prices for rent
Working with others on issues such as rent control
Mediating disputes between residents
Coordinating moves into and out of the park
Every mobile home park is different, so it’s possible that the owner
of your park has different responsibilities from this list. It is important
to familiarize yourself with the duties your mobile home park owner is
responsible for, so you can recognize when your rights are being violated.
When a Mobile Home Park Owner is Liable for Damages
Mobile home park owners who fail to meet the demands of their job, neglect
the needs of residents, or cause harm can be held liable for damages in
the legal system. Depending on the details of a case, this may include
compensation for property damage or income spent on unfair utility and
Filing a Case Against the Owner of Your Mobile Home Park
To bring a case against the owner of your mobile home park, you must have
strong evidence that demonstrates their irresponsibility and the harm
it brought to you and your family.
The attorneys of Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP are available to
assist you if you are interested in filing a legal case against the owner
of the mobile home park where you live. We can evaluate the details of
your case to identify violations and determine what you may be entitled to.
Contact us today to discuss the details of your case and learn how we can help you.
To schedule a free consultation with our legal team, complete our
contact form or call 888.998.2031.