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Thu, Mar 31, 2016 – If an Unlawful Detainer Lawsuit is filed against you (the registered mobile home owners and/or occupants), it could result in a judgment against ALL of you which may include monetary amounts, attorney fees, and other court costs as permitted by the California Mobilehome Residency Law §798.56a.
Once a lawsuit is filed with the court, it becomes public record and may appear on your Credit Report later or, have a negative impact on your credit even if no judgment is entered against you or the lawsuit is later dismissed.
As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. This could seriously affect your ability to obtain credit or rental housing in the future.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 Updates –
It is with great excitement that we send you this email. Just a short time ago we received a letter from Councilmember Paul Koretz (see attached). In the letter, Councilmember Koretz says that he will not support Michael Scott’s giga-mansion. Further, Councilmember Koretz says that he opposes the project’s haul route. Lastly, he asks Michael Scott to go back to the drawing board and to withdraw his application for the project.
This is a huge victory for our community and a major blow to Michael Scott’s proposed 139,000 sf entertainment complex, which will devastate our community with its construction impacts and strangle us with traffic as hundreds of partiers go to and from the site at all hours of the day and night.
Thank you Councilmember Paul Koretz for standing with our community!
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 Updates –
The continuing degrading of our communities by developers may reach a startling low point if mega-house-party-impresario Michael Scott gets to build his Bigger Party House in the hills. Michael H. Scott is the one half of Kort & Scott Financial Group dba Sierra Corporate Management.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 Updates
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, Mar 28, 2016 –
Very few mobile home PARK OWNERS provide housing – they only provide a “space” or rented bare lot with hookups upon which the mobile home is placed. In the vast majority of cases, the resident obtains financing and BUYS the mobile home from the previous owners and agrees to pay rental for the bare lot underneath. This combination of home ownership and land rental provides unique opportunities for seekers of affordable housing. It also has unique risks that the homeowner often discovers long after they have purchased the home.
Some park owners practice predatory evictions where the park owner can confiscate the home by abrupt increases in demands for rent along with abrupt demands for expensive maintenance, and high utility bill estimates. Park residents suddenly find these combined expenses exceed their capacity to pay. Utilities are legally considered part of rent and cannot be challenged separately – residents are required to pay up or be deemed late on “rent”, leading towards eviction and potential confiscation of the home.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 –
The Joneses (not their real name) live in the Casa de Flores Mobile Home Community in north Chico. In early March, they received the 13-page packet of regulations, which take effect in September, from Storz Management Company, an Orangevale based property management firm that oversees more than 40 mobile and manufactured home communities in the North State.
The rules state that residents and guests shall not engage in criminal actions, including drug activity, on or near the premises, and further read, ‘This includes an absolute prohibition on possession of marijuana under any circumstances, even if the resident has a medical marijuana card.’
Tue, Mar 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.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 Updates – We have been informed that a representative from Sierra Corporate Management participated in the CLLHOA Rally held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Corona Civic Center. We want to thank them for their support, their passion to help these residents is commendable and we look forward to their presence at future events.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 Updates –
Corona La Linda Homeowners Association (CLLHOA) is making history in Corona!
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Corona La Linda Mobile Home Park homeowners united with another city; Rowland Heights (MRA 1441), and two other mobile home parks in Corona; Green River Village and Corona West Mobile Home Estates. We will continue to grow and we will not stop.
Note: Corona La Linda Mobile Home Park and Corona West Mobile Home Estates are owned by Kort & Scott Financial Group and managed by Sierra Corporate Management. Green River Village is owned by Hometown America.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 – Residents of Corona La Linda Mobile Home Park, Corona West Mobile Home Estates, and Green River Village will be staging a rally on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the Corona Civic Center located at 815 West 6th Street in Corona, California.
Please come and join the mobile home owners of Corona to show your support for a Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) in the City of Corona. Residents have united to fight against the Corona City Council due to their failure to step up to the plate and assist the mobile home owners from predatory mobile home park owners such as Kort & Scott Financial Group who own Corona La Linda and Corona West.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 – This park owned home in Knolls Lodge Mobile Home Park is currently for sale at $750. We are informed that at least 5 homeowners have occupied this mobile home in the past ten (10) years. This home is appropriately referred to as Unlucky Space #13.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 – We have received a number of homeowner complaints from multiple Kort & Scott Financial Group owned mobile home parks regarding 3/60 notifications being served for rent payments that were inserted into a Sierra Corporate Management Rent Dropbox and claimed as being late or not received at all.
Avoid using a dropbox if you have the option of giving your rent directly to a person.
Mobile Home Owner Warning: Using the SCM Rent Dropbox can be hazardous to your financial health.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 Updates –
All five Santa Clarita City Council members voted to extend a moratorium on mobile home park conversions from “seniors only” to “family.” The moratorium runs through Jan. 25, 2017, and applies to all mobile home parks within city limits.
City Councilwoman Laurene Weste spoke in an effort to help some of the mobile home park residents whom the city is unable to help.
I just can’t buy into the fact that these people are being gouged this way, and I think it’s time that we send a letter articulating some of the grievances that we are seeing.
Weste stated the above adding a suggestion to send a letter to all elected officials in state Legislature about the issue.
I recognize that it’s a black hole, but when you look at this kind of abuse, they have two choices: They can pay it, or they can lose the little they have in a mobile home. That’s all they have. They have nothing else.
Wed, Jan 27, 2016 –
Santa Clarita City Council members voted Tuesday to halt the conversion of senior-only mobile home parks to all-age parks citing the need to protect affordable housing options for older city residents.
Council members unanimously approved an “urgency ordinance” that creates a 45-day moratorium on converting senior mobile home parks in the city of Santa Clarita.
Councilman TimBen Boydston also had some choice words on the topic...
Seniors are a very special class of people that are on fixed incomes, don’t have the ability to run out and get a job to support their families,” he said. And, if the net result is that park owners take ownership of a park and then raise the rents at such a rapid rate that the seniors cannot afford to live in their homes in Santa Clarita, then I will tell you there is a special place in hell reserved for you.
To take a line from a December 2015 MHET Memo...
Councilman TimBen Boydston clearly is pro-resident, pro-ethical-business, and showed a clear understanding of what mobile home owners face. The MHPHOA firmly believes Councilman TimBen Boydston is the type of individual we would like to see on all city councils. The MHPHOA supports the Santa Clarita City Council.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 Updates – 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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Sat, Mar 5, 2016 –
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Fri, Mar 4, 2016 –
Several families struggling to make ends meet in Corona have been hit with another setback – a rent increase. CBS2’s Crystal Cruz many of the mobile homeowners are asking the city for help. And Cruz reports that’s another struggle.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 – Is your mobile home park in a situation where the majority of the residents are living month to month and having a difficult time keeping up with rent increases? Do you feel as though you are one step away from homelessness each month when you receive your rent statement?
Have your pleas to City Council for a Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) fallen on deaf ears? Do you feel that you've exhausted all of your options and are now faced with an emergency situation?
You may want to consider a Mobile Home Park Rent Strike – it has been done before – successfully.
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