What Are the Mobile Home Park Laws in California?
Defending Mobile Home Owners From San Diego to San Francisco
A mobile home park resident is dependent on the park owner to properly
maintain the park and respect the residents’ rights. When park owners
fail in their duties, our team can come in to represent the residents
and enforce their rights.
In California, specific laws govern the maintenance and treatment of mobile
home parks under the Mobile Home Residency Law. These laws are in place
to ensure that mobile homeowners or renters are treated fairly. However,
simply just knowing your rights isn't always enough. If you believe
a park owner has violated your rights in any way, it is crucial that you
seek legal counsel right away. Our mobile home park lawyers represent
individuals throughout California and have secured $300+ million for mobile
home resident clients over the years.
Why Should You Trust Your Case to Our Firm?
- Representing clients since 1987
- Hundreds of cases tried before judges and juries
- Proven track record of success
- Extensive experience in the area of mobile home law
In fact, our firm has secured numerous
successful case results for mobile home clients over the years, including $111 million for homeowners at the
California Hawaiian mobile home park and more than $58 million for mobile home owners at Terrace View Mobile
Our clients have received compensation for the damages they have suffered
including a refund of rent paid, loss in value to their homes, and compensation
for their suffering through poor living conditions. In some cases, our
clients have been awarded punitive damages as large as $95 million. Courts
have also ordered property repaired and buildings restored.
Representing Mobile Home Park Residents
Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP has become a strong voice for mobile homeowners, particularly those facing
“David and Goliath” situations. We are tough negotiators and
excellent mobile home lawyers and have successfully represented:
- Mobile home residents fighting for a decent, clean, and safe place to live
and against unfair treatment by park owners
- Mobile home residents facing park closure and conversion
Cities and counties often find themselves caught in the middle of a dispute
between mobile home residents and park owners. When this happens, due
to issues such as rent control or mobile home park closures or conversions,
Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP can help.
Do I have a case against my park owner?
The rights of residents living in mobile home parks are unique from rights
of tenants of an apartment or house. Tenants of mobile home parks own
their homes but rent the space or pad their home is located on. Owning
the house but renting the property can be difficult in the event that
your rental agreement ends or is terminated. Therefore it is important
that you understand the rights you are entitled to. California has extensive
laws regulating mobile home parks called
Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL). MRL is a complex structure of regulations and laws. It’s important
to have someone on your side who has a deep understanding of these laws
who can advise you in your rights to file a claim against your landlord.
At Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP, we take pride in protecting our
clients' best interests and rights. When you come to our legal team,
we will get to work right away investigating the details of your situation
and compiling evidence for your strong and compelling case.
We can represent individuals in disputes involving:
- Failure to maintain common areas & streets
- Failure to maintain drainage, sewer, electrical and water systems
- Overcharges for utility services
- Refusal to allow access to common areas
- Park closure and conversion
- Any type of real estate fraud
If you are enduring unfair treatment from your park owner, do not hesitate
to reach out to our firm for counsel. We can review your case, present
your legal options, and help you move forward with the correct steps.
Our mobile home park attorneys are tough negotiators and know how to take
matters all the way to court. You can trust your mobile home case to us today!
Jim Allen "Failure To Maintain Cases"