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Mon, Feb 29, 2016 – Legal Definition of Breach: An act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. Synonyms: Violation, Infringement, Infraction, Neglect
We have studied six (6) past and current lawsuits filed against multiple Kort & Scott Financial Group DBAs operating mobile home parks in California. We have extracted all of the alleged complaints and breaches, including all of the Civil Codes referenced in the lawsuits. We have found the majority of these Civil Codes repeated in the various lawsuits, they are common complaints by the mobile home owners/residents in KSFG owned mobile home parks.
Our goal is to build a “Copy
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Wed, Feb 24, 2016
We have just learned that a hearing has been scheduled for billionaire trailer park slumlord Michael Scott’s proposed 139,000 square foot giga-mansion at 10101 Angelo View Drive. Without giving the community any notice, the City and Michael Scott have scheduled a hearing on March 1st at 9:30 am at the Building and Safety Commission.
It is VITAL that we all attend this hearing to express our opposition to this gargantuan project, which will decimate our community. Never has there been such an enormous project proposed in the hillsides; the construction will turn our neighborhood into a commercial construction site for at least five years. Once this party palace opens for business, we can expect the same type of activity you find on Hollywood Boulevard. We cannot allow this project to go forward.
We have started a petition against 10101 Angelo View Drive. Click below to sign the petition and send a message that you don’t want this disaster in our neighborhood. Please send the petition to everyone you can and ask them to sign as well.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 Updates – Here are 746 names, a small percentage of "human lives", NOT chattel, that have been the victims of Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) DBAs and Sierra Corporate Management (SCM) eviction proceedings in the California Civil Courts.
We've coined a new phrase for the process these individuals have endured for years, we call it being "Evictimized", and refer to the human lives as "Evictims", the victims of being victimized, and evicted from their mobile homes that many paid for in full – they rightfully owned their homes.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 –
California Housing Estimates for Cities, Counties, and the State – This report provides the revised population and housing estimates for January 1, 2011-2014 and provisional population and housing estimates for January 1, 2015 for the state, counties, and cities. These population estimates incorporate 2010 census counts.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 – California MRL:
With respect to trees on rental spaces in a mobilehome park, park management shall be solely responsible for the trimming, pruning, or removal of any tree, and the costs thereof, upon written notice by a homeowner or a determination by park management that the tree poses a specific hazard or health and safety violation.
Bruce E. Stanton, Esq.
The earliest attempt at circumvention by some park owners includes an amendment to rules and regulations attempting to require homeowners to trim trees on mobilehome spaces so that they do not become health and safety hazards. It is GSMOL’s position that such amendments to rules and regulations are still a violation of 798.37.5(a).
It is the MHPHOA's position that such amendments to mobile home park rules and regulations, rental agreements and/or lease agreements are a direct violation of California MRL §798.
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 – Listed in this article are the typical expenses for California site-built home owners vs. mobile home owners along with reasons for losing your home.
Concerned mobile home owners and residents in California, along with supporting advocacy groups, are working diligently to create balance, and are pursuing a proposed solution.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 – 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, Feb 8, 2016 Updates – The MHPHOA have developed a repository for litigation proceedings against Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) DBAs and its mobile home park management company Sierra Corporate Management (SCM).
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 Updates – What is an Unlawful Detainer Lawsuit? It is a legal way for a Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) named business entity to evict you from your mobile home. This usually happens when a mobile home owner hasn't paid all of the monies due on their Sierra Corporate Management (SCM) "Statement".
These monies due on the "Statement" are legally classified (MRL §798.56(e)(1)) as "Rent" and therefore allow KSFG to evict you from your mobile home, that you probably own.
If you don't take your mobile home with you when you're being evicted, e.g. just hitch it up to your vehicle and simply drive away with it, KSFG may obtain possession of it through a Warehouse Lien.
Over the next 30-60 days, we will be releasing samplings of data regarding evictions in mobile homes parks owned by a KSFG named business entity and managed by Sierra Corporate Management.
Based on our initial review of the data presented, there are potentially thousands of these Unlawful Detainer Lawsuits that have been filed over the past two decades by KSFG named business entities.
Beginning July 1, 2021, any mobilehome or manufactured homeowner living in a mobilehome park under a rental agreement may submit a complaint for an alleged violation of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Any mobilehome or manufactured homeowner residing in a permitted mobilehome park is eligible to submit a complaint. 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.
Any mobilehome / manufactured homeowner who lives in a mobilehome park.
Any 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 help to resolve and coordinate resolution of the most-severe alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Visit the Submit a Complaint webpage for details.
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.
Civil Lawsuits Against Kort & Scott DBAs