Sun, Mar 3, 2019 – Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) purchased Sierra Mobile Home Park in Oct 2015 for $3.27MM. Over the past three (3) years, a multitude of issues and challenges have arisen with one being KSFG attempts at converting Sierra Mobile Home Park into an All Ages park.
Due to these ongoing attempts and mobile home owners voicing their concerns, the Santa Clarita City Council implemented a moratorium on the conversion of mobile home parks from 55+ to All Ages on Tue, Jan 26, 2016.
Coincidentally, Kort & Scott Financial Group dba Sierra Corporate Management and dba Sierra MHP Associates LP, delivered a new set of Rules and Regulations to the residents on Tue, Jan 26, 2016, which were dated Jan 26, 2016, stating that Sierra Mobile Home Park is an all age facility with no minimum age requirements for residency.
The initial moratorium was extended on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 and morphed into a coded ordinance on Fri, Jan 26, 2018 titled 17.38.085 SMHP – Senior Mobilehome Park Overlay Zone which protects these three (3) senior (55+) mobile home parks in Santa Clarita, California.
On Mon, Dec 3, 2018, a 2013 Champion manufactured home was listed for sale in Sierra Mobile Home Park (Space 35) for $58,000 with Space Rent at $980 per month and listed All Ages under the Age Restrictions label.
On Mon, Jun 11, 2018, a 1981 Champion manufactured home was listed for sale in Sierra Mobile Home Park (Space 55) for $35,000 with Space Rent at $1,100 per month and listed All Ages under the Age Restrictions label.
We’ve tracked six (6) for sale listings for this mobile home park in 2018. Items with lines through them have been sold on the dates indicated. Spaces 2, 35 and 55 have sold previously on the dates indicated.
2018-06-08 – Space: 52, Model: 2001 Unknown, 2BR/1BA
Price: $62,500, Space Rent: $1,000
Redfin Advertisement - Land Lease Amount: $1,000 Per Month
Space 52 False Advertising:
Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of a great home at an unbelievable value in this Senior Community. Oh! Did we mention the low space rent‽ Don’t miss out! Buyer to verify all information.
Note: The 2018-12-03 listing for Space 35 by Ysabel Sosa from Berkshire HomeServices California Properties and the 2018-06-11 listing for Space 55 by Kathy Pritchard from RTH Realty are advertised as Age Restrictions: All Ages. This appears to be in direct violation of the Santa Clarita Municipal Code 17.38.085 SMHP (Senior Mobilehome Park Overlay Zone) which states this…
The signage, advertising, park rules and regulations, and leases for spaces in senior mobilehome parks shall state the park is a senior park.
Santa Clarita Municipal Code 17.38.085 SMHP – Senior Mobilehome Park Overlay Zone
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 – Example of a Senior Park (55+) owned by a Kort & Scott company and converted to an All-Ages Community within three (3) years.
Kort & Scott purchased Rancho Huntington Mobile Home Park, a 55+ community, in late 2012 for $25.4MM. Shortly after purchase, residents were informed that the park would be changing from 55+ to an all ages community. Residents formed a group and took their concerns to the Huntington Beach City Council.
On Mon, Mar 17, 2014, the City of Huntington Beach passed Ordinance No. 4019 which provided a “SR Senior Residential Overlay” to protect the seniors from predatory park owners like Kort & Scott who were/are attempting to convert the 55+ parks to all age communities.
Based on publicly available information, it appears that Rancho Huntington Mobile Home Park is no longer a 55+ community. Since the ordinance was passed, Kort & Scott have slowly converted the park to all ages in what appears to be a direct violation of the ordinance. See also mobile homes advertised for sale as Family Listings by Blue Carpet Manufactured Homes in Rancho Huntington Mobile Home Park.
Kort & Scott Financial Group 16-year history of slowly removing rent control protections in the City of Santa Clarita, California through the use of 15, 20 and 25-year long-term leases.
In Sep 2002, Kort & Scott Financial Group (DBAs: Granada Villa GP Corp, Granada Villa LP) purchased the Granada Villa Mobile Home Park located at 18540 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, California 91351.
It is a family park and has 179 spaces – only 11 remain under the city’s rent control ordinance as of 2017. It is managed by Sierra Corporate Management, a KSFG company. Current Space Rents (2019) are around $1,350 per month. It is feared that this will be the same fate for the homeowners in Sierra Mobile Home Park.
Kort & Scott Financial Group purchased Sierra Mobile Home Park in Oct 2015. At the time of purchase, Space Rents were advertised around $550 per month. Recent (2019) mobile home for sale listings show that Space Rents have risen to as high as $1,100 per month for new buyers.
The MHPHOA have been recording these Space Rent Increases year over year.
Note: Mobile home owners who are long time residents who have NOT signed long-term leases are currently protected by the Santa Clarita Manufactured Home Park Rent Adjustment Procedures. Space Rents for long time residents are significantly lower at an average of $550 to $650 per month as of Jan 2019.
In Mar 2018, the secondary laundry facility was removed to make room for 2 mobile homes. After removal, apparently a change in Title 25 requirements interfered with the planned additions. That large space has been vacant since removal. Elderly residents who live toward the rear of the property have been inconvenienced by having to use the primary laundry facility at the front of the mobile home park.
R&R Note: The Kort & Scott Financial Group DBA (Sierra MHP Associates LP) that owns Sierra Mobile Home Park issued a new set of Rules and Regulations on Tue, Jan 26, 2016. On page 21 of 38 is Section 16. (E.) Laundry Facilities which states this...
R&R Note: According to the Sierra MHP Associates LP Rules and Regulations Section 17. (A.) (1.), Campers, Buses and/or RVs are NOT permitted vehicles on the homesite.
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) issued a violation to the homeowner of Space 45 directing them to remove the home from the lot within 30 days. The HCD posted an ORDER TO NOT OCCUPY on the front of the mobile home (see images at right or below).
On Fri, Dec 14, 2018, the home was still in place and the ORDER TO NOT OCCUPY was allegedly removed by the homeowner of Space 45 on or about Sat, Nov 3, 2018.
On Fri, Dec 28, 2018, the oversized mobile home was being prepped for removal and on Fri, Jan 4, 2019, the mobile home was removed. This mobile home had occupied this space since Sun, Dec 3, 2017 when the first half arrived. It has been vacant for 392 days (56 weeks or 1 year and 27 days).
The initial complaint was submitted to the HCD in Jan 2018. The owner of the home was directed to within 30 days remove the home from the lot which would have been in Feb 2018. The mobile home was not removed until Jan 2019.
HCD Activity Report
Owner of Mobile Home in Space 45
Notice of Violation and Related Information
Conducted a Field Monitoring visit at the above listed mobilehome park. In January 2018 complaint MP-C-17-03214 was filed alleging an oversized MH unit was installed onto lot # 45. The owner of the unit has been notified by the Department that the home size is too large for the lot and the home must be removed. In accordance with the California Code of Regulations Title 25 section 1018, the home has been installed without the required permit and or approval by the Department. The owner of the home is directed to within 30 days remove the home from the lot.
Note: This mobile home has been sitting vacant since Sun, Dec 3, 2017 when the first half arrived. The second half arrived on or around Fri, Dec 22, 2017. It has been sitting in this space for a year with intermittent rehab activities. We are informed that it was tented for asbestos since its arrival. Note how part of the concrete retaining wall has been removed (Image 1) so that the double wide mobile home can be forced to fit onto the single wide lot.
R&R Note: According to the Sierra MHP Associates LP Rules and Regulations Section 8. (A.) and (B.), Community Management (Sierra Corporate Management) is responsible for the disposition of this mobile home in Space 45.
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|Canyon Breeze Village Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Sand Canyon Gateway LLC
|28504 Sand Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91387||661-250-1625||166||0||0||AA|
|Canyon Palms Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Michael Mahoney
|18323 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91387||661-373-7847||45||0||0||55|
|Canyon View Estates
Operated By: Canyon View Ltd
|20001 Canyon View Dr||Santa Clarita||CA||91351||661-252-0991||460||0||0||AA|
|Caravilla Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Newport Pacific Caravilla Limited LP
|18035 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91387||661-252-2200||84||0||0||AA|
|Cordova Mobile Estates
Operated By: Cordova Associates Ltd, Francis Property Management
|27361 Sierra Hwy||Santa Clarita||CA||91351||661-251-6807||314||0||0||AA|
|Granada Villa Mobile Home Park
Operated By: KSFG, Sierra Corporate Management, Granada Villa GP Corp, Granada Villa LP
|18540 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91351||661-252-3515||179||0||0||AA||1,900||03/2023|
|Greenbrier Mobile Estates East
Operated By: Greenbrier Associates Ltd
|21301 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91351||661-255-6424||167||0||0||55|
|Greenbrier Mobile Estates West
Operated By: Greenbrier Associates Ltd
|21301 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91351||661-255-6424||151||0||0||55|
|Kinnen Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Maria Kinnen
|23830 N San Fernando Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91321||805-259-7140||55||0||0||AA|
|Mulberry Mobile Home Park
Operated By: JDH Capital LLC
|25000 Hawkbryn Ave||Santa Clarita||CA||91321||661-259-3678||109||0||0||AA|
|Parklane Mobile Estates
Operated By: Pacific Mobile III LP
|20401 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91351||661-252-8216||435||0||0||AA|
|Placerita Canyon Mobile Home Park
Operated By: John Lang
|21515 Placerita Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91321||661-259-2571||30||0||0||AA|
|Royal Oaks Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Henry Weiss
|18145 W Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91351||661-252-1626||87||0||0||AA|
|Sand Canyon Mobile Park
Operated By: Ashdon Development Sand Corp Inc
|28367 Sand Canyon||Santa Clarita||CA||91351||661-252-3031||69||0||0||AA|
|Serenity Acres Mobile Home Park
Operated By: Keenan L. Brown
|24833 N San Fernando Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91321||805-259-5536||28||0||0||AA|
|Sierra Mobile Home Park
Operated By: KSFG, Bessire and Casenhiser Inc, Sierra GP LLC, Sierra MHP Associates LP
|18204 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91387||661-252-3028||76||0||0||55||1,150||03/2023|
|Soledad Trailer Lodge
Operated By: Robbco Properties LLC
|18300 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91387||805-338-0209||27||0||0||AA|
|White Rock Lake
Operated By: Guy Welch
|10645 Soledad Canyon Rd||Santa Clarita||CA||91350||805-268-1011||21||26||0||AA|