Mobile Home Park Closure & Conversion: Know Your Rights

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Many people are affected when a mobile home park closes or converts its operation. In this blog, we explain what mobile home park tenants can expect during these transitions and how to protect their legal rights.

Notice of Closure

California laws mandate numerous things that a park owner must do before closing a mobile home park. Among these things, landlords are required to give tenants notice that the mobile home park is going close, or that the park’s uses will change. If you get such a notice, you should immediately consult with an experienced lawyer. Your park’s owner, relocation consultant, and local government are not going to look out for your interests. Having experienced legal representation by your side can help ensure that all of your rights are protected.

Can the Owner Close Down The Mobile Home Park?

Landowners generally have the right to cease the operation of a mobile home park. However, there are rules in place to help minimize the impact on tenants. Owners have to comply with all state and local relocation laws before they can start to close a mobile home park. This includes providing tenants with assistance for finding a new place to live.

Tenant Impact Report

A park owner must complete a Tenant Impact Report before closing, converting, or changing the use of a mobile home park. This report analyzes the impact of a park’s closure on the tenants who will have to relocate and is intended to address all the adverse consequences of the park’s closure. This includes assessing the demographics of the park's resident population, exploring alternative housing options, and suggesting reasonable compensation. You should consult with a lawyer before completing the Tenant Impact Report.

Is your mobile home park facing closure or conversion? Contact our San Diego mobile home attorneys to find out how we can help you today.

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