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Thu, Jul 19, 2018 –
Register Your Mobilehome California, a limited-term state program waiving past-due registration fees and taxes for mobilehome and manufactured homeowners hit a major milestone in July, having saved homeowners more than $1 million since its launch in 2017.
Register Your Mobilehome California, administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) allows people who acquired a mobilehome or manufactured home but didn't get the proper registration to obtain current title and registration without paying back taxes and fees. The program is saving owners hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
State officials estimate as many as one of every three mobilehome owners may be able to benefit from Register Your Mobilehome California.
The program gives owners the opportunity to register their property and avoid paying back fees and taxes, while also ensuring their families have a secure and stable place to call home," said HCD Director Ben Metcalf. Homeowners have the opportunity to get proper title and registration, while saving money and getting peace of mind.
Mobilehome and manufactured homeowners can take a quick test to find out if they could be eligible. Potential applicants can also view a 15-minute video explaining how to apply.
Because the program is set to expire December 31, 2019, mobilehome owners are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Wed, Jul 18, 2018 – Tustin Village Mobile Home Park was purchased by a Kort & Scott DBA in Jan 2005 with space rents advertised at an average of $588 per month. On Fri, Mar 9, 2018 the MHPHOA reported space rents at $1,950 per month which at that time amounted to a 232% rent increase in thirteen (13) years.
A recent mobile home for sale/sold listing (Cash Only) on MHVillage.com shows space rent at $2,166. This is a 268% increase in thirteen (13) years.
Directly across the street from Tustin Village Mobile Home Park is the 163 space Saddleback Mobilodge Club (55+) which is Family Owned and space rents are advertised at $875 per month – a 147% difference.
Tustin Village Mobile Home Park was a 55+ park in 2005 and converted to All Ages after purchase by a Kort & Scott Financial Group DBA.
There are four (4) mobile home parks within 1.6 miles of Tustin Village. Saddleback Mobilodge Club is directly across the street. Current space rents in Saddleback are $875 per month which is 147% less than Tustin Village. Saddleback is at minimum a four (4) star 55+ park. Tustin Village used to be at minimum a three (3) star 55+ park and has now degraded into a one (1) star family park with space rents more than double that of surrounding mobile home parks.
Lease Note: If you signed a 25-year long-term lease in Tustin Village Mobile Home Park in 2006 and your space rent started at the advertised $950 per month, you would now be paying $1,920 per month – it has doubled in 12 years (102% increase). This is based on the standard 6.0% minimum yearly increase when signing a KSFG/SCM 25-year long-term lease. If the resident ever made it to the end of this 25-year lease, they would be paying $3,872 per month in year 25, a 308% increase from the first year. At the end of year 25, the resident would have paid $628,500 in space rent.
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