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Mobile Home Park Evictions Help

Note: KSFG DBA Unlawful Detainer Lawsuits have declined significantly since 2017. This could be attributed to changes that have taken place within the KSFG companies. Abraham Arrigotti, past President, departed Sierra Corporate Management in Jul 2016 after 17 years with KSFG companies. It was also reported to the MHPHOA that the KSFG/Hart King (Eviction Attorneys) business relationship was severed in late 2017.

Do you live in a mobile home park owned by Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) and managed by Sierra Corporate Management (SCM)? Are you confused about meeting park management demands? Have you been given official looking notices and papers that aren't clear to you? You DO NOT have to blindly do everything that some park managers and park owners tell you to do. We provide free counseling and advice, we can connect you as needed, with the people that can help you legally and financially.

  1. Are you facing extreme financial hardship due to increases in space rent and utilities?
  2. Have you had to cut medical, health and child care expenses to be able to pay space rent?
  3. Has your space rent increased to a point where you are now living month to month? Eating Ramen?
  4. Are you going into debt because you can no longer afford the increases in space rent?
  5. Are you in a situation where you might be facing eviction from, and the loss of, your mobile home?

If this is you, we want to hear from you now. DO NOT WAIT until it is too late. There may be free or low cost help available for you. If you think you will be in a situation where you won't be able to pay the full amount due on your Sierra Corporate Management Statement, you need to start preparing now and not at the last minute. This is a serious situation to be in and if you don't handle it properly, you may find yourself without a mobile home and a monetary judgment against you for up to $9,999.

Keep in mind that the sooner you start planning and getting assistance, the easier it may be to help, or even prevent financial loss. Normally you'll have about 80-90 days from the time you are late with rent before you are served with a Writ of Possession and evicted from your mobile home. Please, DO NOT let it go this far.

Sierra Corporate Management Statement

If you were served with a 3/60 notice, and you were not able to pay rent by midnight on the final day of the 3-day notice, you are now in the 60-day termination window which started on the day you received the 3/60. This is the timeframe when you need to get help. On day 61, you will most likely have an Unlawful Detainer Lawsuit (UDL) filed against you by the KSFG DBA that owns your park. You have five (5) calendar days to respond to the UDL and you must do it correctly, this is the time when you need a lawyer the most. If you don't respond correctly during that five (5) day window, a default judgment takes place and you now have a limited amount of time left before you are illegally occupying the mobile home space. You also won't be able to sell your mobile home at this time.

Contact us now with your details so that we can provide information, counseling, and if needed, refer you to a free or low cost attorney for further assistance.

If you were served with a 3/60 by Sierra Corporate Management on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, and you cannot pay your space rent, here is a detailed timeline of when you can expect to be physically removed from your mobile home by the local Sheriff. This example uses a fast track timeline and does not take into consideration any extensions that may occur in the eviction procedures and is based on the number of business days and calendar days quoted at each stage of the eviction process.

Note: As of Tuesday, February 27, 2024, we do not account for holidays, be sure to take those into consideration when reviewing the Eviction Process and Timeline.

Tue, Feb 27, 2024

  • Three-day written notice served properly.
  • 60-day termination of tenancy served properly.
  • Day 1 of 60 of the termination of tenancy begins.

Wed, Feb 28, 2024

  • Day 1 of 3 of the three-day written notice begins.
  • Day 2 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

  • Day 2 of 3 of the three-day written notice.
  • Day 3 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.

Fri, Mar 1, 2024

  • Day 3 of 3 of the three-day written notice ends. You have until midnight to pay monies due.
  • Day 4 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.

Mon, Mar 4, 2024

  • Day 4 of 3 of the three-day written notice.
  • If monies due not paid by day 3 of 3, Friday, March 1, 2024 at midnight, you are in default.
  • As of this date, SCM have no legal obligation to accept your check(s).
  • Day 7 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.

Fri, Mar 29, 2024

  • Day 31 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.

Sat, Apr 27, 2024

  • Day 60 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.
  • If you have not sold your mobile home to an approved buyer or you have not removed the mobile home from the space by midnight on day 60, you will soon be illegally occupying the mobile home space.

Sun, Apr 28, 2024

  • Day 61 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.
  • You are now illegally occupying the mobile home space.
  • At this point, you have approximately twenty-two (22) calendar days left until possible homelessness.

Tue, Apr 30, 2024

  • Day 63 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.
  • Unlawful Detainer Lawsuit filed by SCM.
  • You will have five (5) calendar days to file a written response to the lawsuit after being served with a copy of SCM's summons and complaint.
  • Normally a judge will hear and decide the case within twenty (20) calendar days after the tenant or the landlord files a request to set the case for trial.

Sat, May 4, 2024

  • Day 67 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.
  • Your written response to the lawsuit is due by the end of the fifth calendar day.

Tue, May 14, 2024

  • Day 77 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.
  • If the court decides in favor of SCM, the court will issue a writ of possession. The writ of possession orders the Sheriff to remove the owner from the mobile home, but gives the owner five days from the date that the writ is served to leave voluntarily.
  • Writ of possession served by the Sheriff, you have five (5) calendar days to leave voluntarily.
  • Today, Tuesday, May 14, 2024 counts as calendar day 1 of 5.

Sat, May 18, 2024

  • Day 81 of 60 of the termination of tenancy.
  • Today, Saturday, May 18, 2024 is day 5 of 5 of the writ of possession – the final day. If you've made it this far, prepare to abandon your mobile home, you are just a few hours away from being physically escorted to homelessness or you've made emergency plans for immediate shelter.
  • If you have not left the mobile home space by the end of the fifth day, the writ of possession authorizes the Sheriff to physically remove and lock you out of your home.
  • Prepare yourself, the Sheriff will be arriving shortly to physically remove you from your mobile home along with any personal belongings that you can take with you.
  • SCM is not entitled to possession of your mobile home until after the Sheriff has physically removed you from the mobile home park property.
  • SCM may now seize (take) your belongings that have been left in the mobile home and place them in storage.
  • SCM may now place a warehouse lien on your mobile home and place it in storage or store it on-site. Eventually SCM take possession of the abandoned mobile home.

If you now find yourself facing eviction and possible homelessness, the Allegiance pledge to help. If you are not able to handle this on your own, and you're not sure where to begin, contact us for more information. We may have legal and low-income resources available to assist you. If we don't, an allegiance member may be able to assist you in locating those resources in your area.

What is a Calendar Day? A calendar day is any day of the week, including weekends. It relates to any day of the week, month or year.

What is a Business Day? A business day is considered every official working day of the week. These are the days between, and including, Monday to Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends.

Keep in mind that while the 3/60 is taking place, you are legally liable for all past, present and future balances that may be due.

If the court decides in favor of SCM there is a strong possibility that in addition to any balances owed to the park, there will be litigation fees that have been accrued by SCM and may be awarded to them as part of their damages. These fees will be subtracted from whatever equity may be left in the abandoned mobile home upon resale to a new tenant. You may or may not receive the remaining proceeds from the resale of the mobile home.

These mobile home owners lost their homes (evicted) in an Unlawful Detainer Lawsuit filed by a KSFG named business entity. Mobile home parks are managed by Sierra Corporate Management.

Sampling of 478 Eviction Lawsuits
Chronological Order from 2000 through 2018

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