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Mon, Nov 30, 2015 – A sewage spill is when sewage escapes from the sewage pipes or sewer system into the open air and flows from around the spill area. These procedures are particularly suitable for an HOA officer or committee person, but all residents of mobile home parks should be aware of this issue.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 –
The Grand View Development company has spent more than a year trying to clear out the residents of a mobile home park in Culver City to make way for upscale apartments. Most of their mobile homes were built in the 1960s, which makes them too old to relocate to another trailer park. Appraisals commissioned by the developer valued them at less than $25,000 each.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 – From the 2016 California Mobilehome Residency Law Frequently Asked Questions: Rents, Fees and Taxes, 6. Security Deposit
Resident Question:Can the park charge first and last months’ rent plus a 2-month security deposit?
MRL Answer:Normally, when a mobilehome owner is accepted for residency in a mobilehome park and signs a rental agreement, charging first month’s rent and a 2-month security deposit are permitted. (Civil Code §798.39) After one full year of satisfactory residency (meaning all rent and fees have been paid during that time), the resident is entitled to request a refund of the 2-month security deposit, or may request a refund at the time he or she vacates the park and sells the home. (Civil Code §798.39(b))
2016 California MRL FAQs
Submit your request for a security deposit refund in writing to Sierra Corporate Management today! The MRL specifically states that SCM must refund your deposit after one full year of satisfactory residency. Do not wait until you vacate the park and/or sell your mobile home.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 – Life for mobile home owners in two (2) Carson, California mobile home parks is about to change – for the worse. Mobile home residents at Carson Gardens Trailer Lodge (97 Spaces) and Laco Mobile Home Park (94 Spaces) woke up one morning in July 2015 to find that Kort & Scott Financial Group now owned their parks and Sierra Corporate Management was their new Park Manager.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 –
The family that owns the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park is suing the city of Palo Alto, claiming that the city's requirements over tenant relocation fees amount to an unconstitutional "shakedown" that prevents them from closing the business that they've operated for decades. The lawsuit, filed in federal court on Thursday by Sacramento-based Pacific Legal Foundation, is the latest twist in a land-use drama that has garnered international attention.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 – Based on the Sierra Corporate Management Long-Term Lease verbiage, our new SCM Space Rent Calculator will surely raise a few eyebrows – and heart rates – prepare yourself.
In no event shall the CPI rent adjustment under this paragraph be less than six (6) percent per month of the then last charged monthly Base Rent.
Sierra Corporate Management 25 Year Lease Agreement
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 – Website updates to the KSFG portfolio of mobile home parks have been completed. There are currently forty-two (42) mobile home parks associated with KSFG. There are thirty-five (35) mobile home parks in California, two (2) in Arizona, two (2) in Colorado, one (1) in Illinois and two (2) in New Mexico.
Mobile home park purchases since 2014 include; Carson Gardens Trailer Lodge, Corona La Linda Mobile Home Park, Corona West Mobile Home Estates, Friendly Village Mobile Home Park, Laco Mobile Home Park, Lamplighter Sacramento Mobile Home Park, Reseda Mobile Homes, Sierra Mobile Home Park and Starlight Mobile Home Park.
Mobile home parks in the State of California are managed by Sierra Corporate Management (SCM) and owned by a KSFG named business entity.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 –
Last Monday, Goldstein formally dropped his lawsuit against the city, and his attorneys say he now might resort to closing Carson Harbor Village mobile home park. He is ‘reviewing (his) options,’ said his attorney, Richard Close. ‘Many park owners are considering park closure as the best option.’
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 –
Vista overcomes impasse to reach 20 year rent control accord. San Marcos’ efforts to craft long term leases meet push back. For 20 years, most Vista parks have been governed by an accord that dictates rent increases and other costs, but that agreement expires December 31, 2015. It has taken roughly seven months to reach a new agreement, which the City Council is expected to okay on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 –
Kabateck LLP attorneys representing hundreds of low-income mobile home residents in Long Beach, California secured a nearly $57 million settlement, which is the largest settlement ever involving a mobile home park.
Sometimes, in mobilehome parks, disputes can arise between mobilehome/manufactured homeowners and park management. To help resolve some of these disputes, California created the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP) through the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act of 2018, Assembly Bill 3066 (Chapter 774, Statutes of 2018).
Must be a mobilehome / manufactured homeowner residing in a permitted mobilehome park.
Complaints for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations (California Civil Code). Common violations include illegal grounds for eviction, failure to provide proper notice of rent increases, or no written rental agreement between the park and mobilehome owner.
Complaints must be submitted to HCD. HCD provides assistance to help resolve and coordinate resolution of the most severe alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Visit the How to Submit a Complaint page for details on ways to submit your complaint to HCD.