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Sun, Apr 24, 2016 – Senior mobile home owners involved in civil lawsuits often wonder how long it will take for their case to proceed to trial. In California, severe budget cuts have resulted in significant reductions in personnel, overworked judges, and delayed trial dates. It is not uncommon for a straightforward civil case to take 2-3 years from the time of filing of the complaint to the time of trial.

California legislature provides protection to some parties, giving them preference to have their case tried sooner, within as little as 120 days. Trial preference is generally available to seniors over the age of 70 who are facing serious health issues and to minors under the age 14 in personal injury and wrongful death cases, we will focus on the seniors.

Sierra Corporate Management Seven (7) Day Notices

Mon, Apr 18, 2016 – Announcing the new and improved Sierra Corporate Management Seven (7) Day Notice (Civil Code §799.90). Note: Civil Code §799.20-79 refers to THE RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARK OCCUPANCY LAW and Civil Code §799.90 does not exist.

DO NOT IGNORE THESE NOTICES! SCM are taking mobile home owners into Civil Court via "Injunctive Relief" lawsuits. We are currently monitoring three (3) of these lawsuits taking place at Knolls Lodge Mobile Home Park in Torrance, California. There are 70-80 pages in the initial complaints with 40-50 of those pages containing the backup documentation showing a history of continual R&R violations.

These 7 Day Notices are the backup documentation for the lawsuits. If you've gotten three (3) of these within a 12 month period, there is NO fourth chance, you will receive a 60 Day Termination of Tenancy Notice.

Where are the people and/or agencies that are supposed to be writing these notices for the predatory park owners, like Kort & Scott Financial Group, who continue to violate state laws? WHERE ARE THEY? WHO ARE THEY?

Page 2 Excerpt: The Basic Effects of the Sixty (60) Day Notice

4. Both the California Civil Code Sections relating to mobilehome parks and the Park's Rental Agreement provide that you will be obligated to pay all legal fees and costs incurred by my client in terminating your tenancy. Typically, such fees and costs are very substantial. Therefore, as I am confident my client will prevail, I urge you to begin now to put aside sufficient monies in order that you can pay these sums to my client. In this regard, I would estimate that legal fees and costs will amount to several thousand dollars. As you can understand, this is a high price to pay for these continued violations.

Sierra Corporate Management – Seven (7) Day Notice
File Type: PDF, Pages: 4, File Size: 37KB

Sierra Corporate Management Seven (7) Day Notice Page 1
Sierra Corporate Management Seven (7) Day Notice Page 2
Sierra Corporate Management Seven (7) Day Notice Page 3
Sierra Corporate Management Seven (7) Day Notice Page 4

Wed, Apr 13, 2016 – Residents of Corona La Linda Mobile Home Park will be staging a rally on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM outside of the Corona Certified Farmers’ Market located at 480 North Main Street in Corona, California (at the corner of 6th Street and Main Street).

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.

CLLHOA Rally Signage

Friendly Village Mobile Home Park – HCD Violates 174 of 182 Lots

Sun, Apr 3, 2016 – This inspection is being conducted under the authority of Health and Safety Code, section 18400 and Title 25, California Code of Regulations, section 1004.5. Re-inspection fees of a minimum $196.00 will be required for any inspections after the first re-inspection. The below noted violations require correction within 30 days at which time the first re-inspection will be conducted. The result of this investigation is as follows:

A subsequent administratively requested meeting was held by our department at Friendly Village Mobile Home Park on March 1, 2016. Mrs. Erin Crum of (Sierra Management) was in attendance as well as Gabriel Contreras, Carlos Udria and I representing HCD. During the meeting Sierra Management advised us that they have not come up with a plan to abate any of the existing violations at the Friendly Village Mobile Home Park. Mrs. Erin Crum stated that Sierra Management would rather have all of the violations in writing. Sierra Management was cognizant of the substandard living conditions of the mobile home park however they have failed to make a plan to abate all violations.

Friendly Village Mobile Home Park Image Library
5450 North Paramount Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90805

Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Activity Report
File Type: PDF, Pages: 8, File Size: 451KB

HCD Activity Report Page 1, March 7, 2016
HCD Activity Report Page 2, March 7, 2016
HCD Activity Report Page 3, March 7, 2016

Letter from City Councilmember
File Type: PDF, Pages: 1, File Size: 25KB

Letter from Al Austin - Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Letter from City of Long Beach
File Type: PDF, Pages: 1, File Size: 27KB

Letter from Amy Bodek - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Garden Grove – First Time Homebuyer and Home Improvement Programs

Sat, Apr 2, 2016 – The City of Garden Grove is offering First Time Homebuyer and Home Improvement programs for manufactured housing in Garden Grove until October 1, 2017. The program is funded by CalHOME through the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

The Home Improvement program assists low-income applicants to rehabilitate their manufactured home. In order to qualify for the program, the home must be a manufactured home in Garden Grove. The applicant must occupy the manufactured home throughout the life of the loan and meet current income requirements.

Home in Garden Grove

Fri, Apr 1, 2016 – Here is a listing of real estate companies and/or real estate agents doing business in Kort & Scott Financial Group owned mobile home parks which are managed by Sierra Corporate Management. We've listed the primary sellers first and have provided research notes for each.

Reminder: REALTORS® Code of Ethics

In recognition and appreciation of their obligations to clients, customers, the public, and each other, REALTORS® continuously strive to become and remain informed on issues affecting real estate and, as knowledgeable professionals, they willingly share the fruit of their experience and study with others.

They identify and take steps, through enforcement of this Code of Ethics and by assisting appropriate regulatory bodies, to eliminate practices which may damage the public or which might discredit or bring dishonor to the real estate profession.

REALTORS® having direct personal knowledge of conduct that may violate the Code of Ethics involving misappropriation of client or customer funds or property, willful discrimination, or fraud resulting in substantial economic harm, bring such matters to the attention of the appropriate Board or Association of REALTORS®.
National Association of REALTORS® – The Code of Ethics

MHP News Resources

Kort & Scott Pay $57,000,000
Largest Mobile Home Park Settlement Ever

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.

Lawsuits Against Kort & Scott DBAs

MRL Protection Program

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).

Who Can Submit a Complaint?

Must be a mobilehome / manufactured homeowner residing in a permitted mobilehome park.

What Types of Complaints can be Submitted for Consideration?

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.

How do I submit my 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. Visit the How to Submit a Complaint page for details on ways to submit your complaint to HCD.