Mobile Home Park Rent Increases - Do I Need an Attorney?

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Throughout the United States, the price of rent is a major issue for many tenants. Especially in states like California where housing prices are higher than ever before, issues surrounding rent increases top the list of concerns for working-class people. This crisis has hit the residents of mobile home parks especially hard. Many mobile home residents are senior citizens or others on a fixed income who cannot afford more than what they are currently paying. The greed of landlords is displacing some of the nation’s most vulnerable people.

If you live in a mobile home park and have experienced a rent increase, you may be considering hiring an attorney. At Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP, our legal team is dedicated to defending the rights of mobile home residents.

Who Controls the Rent in Your Mobile Home Park?

To understand the complexities of rent increases in your community, you should be aware of everyone who is responsible for raising your rent. Identifying this party will help you identify their motives for raising your rent. Our attorneys can investigate the structure of your mobile home park for this purpose.

Consider questions such as:

  • Is the owner of the park solely responsible?
  • Is the owner a member of a group of landlords?
  • Is there a third party that influences your rent prices?

How Do You Identify an Unfair Rent Increase?

A mobile home park owner may raise their residents’ rent prices to provide more funds for park improvements. Or, the payments they are responsible for may have increased, making park ownership more expensive. However, many landlords increase rent for neither of these reasons — they are only interested in higher profits. The Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP legal team knows what constitutes a legitimate rent increase, and what doesn’t. We are prepared to apply our knowledge to protect your rights.

Rent Control Laws

A landlord who raises the rent could be in violation of rent control laws. These laws vary between localities, or may not be in place at all. We can evaluate your rent increase from a rental law standpoint and identify if your park owner has violated a local statute.

How a Lawyer Can Help

The legal team of Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP is well-versed in the rights of mobile homeowners and the responsibility of park managers. In cases of rent increases, we can analyze the details of your case, evaluate the legalities, and pursue evidence that is relevant to your case.

To schedule a free consultation with our attorneys, complete our contact form or call 888.998.2031.

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