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Sat, Aug 25, 2018 – The MHPHOA have received information that Kort & Scott Financial Group purchased The Fountains Mobile Home Park in La Verne, California in June 2018. It appears that Bessire and Casenhiser, Inc., the previous park management, will remain in place until further notice.

  • Address: 3530 Damien Avenue, La Verne, California 91750
  • County: Los Angeles
  • Phone: 909-593-4131
  • Spaces: 286
  • Type: 55+
  • 2018 Space Rent: $850
  • Management: Bessire and Casenhiser, Inc.
  • DBA: Fountains La Verne MHP Associates LP, Fountains La Verne Uppertier Associates LLC
  • DBA Filing: Jun 2018

Wed, Jun 6, 2018 – Alexander Segal, the Acquisitions Director for Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) registered two (2) new DBAs; Fountains La Verne MHP Associates LP and Fountains La Verne Uppertier Associates LLC.

Attention The Fountains MHP: Do Not Sign Long-Term Lease Agreements

Suspicion: We are aware of one (1) mobile home park in California that contains the name Fountains that appears to qualify as a potential purchase and that is The Fountains Mobile Home Park (286 Spaces, 55+) located at 3530 Damien Avenue, La Verne, California 91750.

List of Kort & Scott Mobile Home Parks

Fri, Aug 24, 2018 – In recent years management companies and LLCs have begun taking over mobile home parks, including Greenstone Estates, after their previous owners, who lived on the property, either sell or die with heirs reluctant or unable to continue managing it themselves. The result being absentee owners with no tie to either their tenants or the community with a primary goal of returning a profit on their investment.

Are seniors in El Dorado County at the mercy of companies managing their mobile home park? That’s what Tamara Janies of Pollock Pines and Michelle Smith of Placerville worry may be happening. In fact they are so worried that in April they approached the board of supervisors and asked them to consider preparing a rent control ordinance for mobile home parks.

Wed, Aug 15, 2018 – Los Angeles County Supervisors approved a mobile home park rent-control ordinance on Tuesday for unincorporated areas that will limit rental pad inflation to 3 percent a year – the latest sign of high housing costs in L.A.

The Los Angeles Times reported the supervisors approved the Mobilehome Rent Regulation Ordinance by a 3-to-1 vote. It initially provides a 180-day temporary limit on rent increases to maximum of 3 percent a year for annual or short term leases. The ordinance is scheduled to come back before the supervisors next month for another vote to make it permanent.

Supervisor Janice Hahn, who sponsored the rent control measure that will impact about 8,500 mobile home tenants, told Southern California Public Radio that she proposed the ordinance because skyrocketing apartment rents are spilling over to mobile home pad rentals.

Tue, Aug 14, 2018 – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday moved to impose temporary rent caps on mobile homes. The vote comes amid a broader, controversial push to remove barriers to rent control across California in response to rising housing costs.

In a 3-1 vote, supervisors approved temporary caps on so-called space rents – the price park owners charge residents to keep their homes on the premises. The ordinance, which will come back for final approval next month, would be in effect for 180 days and limit rent increases to 3% a year for leases of 12 months and less.

It applies only to mobile home parks in unincorporated areas of the county.

In the meantime, county staff are working on a permanent rent control proposal for mobile homes, something 100 California municipalities, including the city of Los Angeles, already have in some form, according to the Mobile Home Park Home Owners Allegiance. There are 86 mobile parks with 8,500 units in unincorporated L.A. County, according to a spokesperson for Supervisor Janice Hahn, who has been pushing the measure.

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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.