Resident curated mobile home owners news and information for residents of California Mobile Home Parks managed by Sierra Corporate Management (SCM) and owned by a Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) company. The MHPHOA also provides news coverage for California Mobile Home Parks not owned by KSFG.
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Tue, Jan 29, 2019 – The MHPHOA online version of the 2019 California Mobilehome Residency Law in HTML has been updated to reflect all changes. We’ve also updated the MHPHOA online version of the 2019 California MRL FAQs in HTML. See New FAQ 72 – Resources from New Legislation.
72. New Enforcement Agency for Mobilehome Residency Law Violations – Who can I contact if I believe my mobilehome park manager/owner is violating my mobilehome residency rights?
2019 MRL FAQs – Resources from New Legislation
2019 California Mobilehome Residency Law Handbooks are now available.
Division 2, Part 2, Chap. 2.5 of the Civil Code. The Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL) is the “landlord-tenant law” for mobilehome parks, which, like landlord-tenant law and other Civil Code provisions, are enforced in a court of law. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) does not have authority to enforce violations of the MRL.
Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities
For the 2019 edition, there are no new amendments to the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL). However, there is new legislation signed by the Governor that is significant to those living in mobilehomes: SB 1130 (Leyva), AB 2056 (E. Garcia), and AB 3066 (Stone).
Mon, Jan 28, 2019 – Kort & Scott Financial Group (KSFG) purchased Rancho Huntington Mobile Home Park in 2012 for $25,400,000 (Fannie Mae ARM).
In January 2006, space rents were advertised at $500 per month. In January 2013, space rents were advertised at $1,000 per month. As of January 2019, mobile home space rents are now advertised at $2,200 per month, that’s a 120% increase in six (6) years and a 340% increase in twelve (12) years. As of Jan 2019 the average space rent for 14 of the 17 mobile home parks in Huntington Beach, California is $1,395 per month.
Rancho Huntington Mobile Home Park was a senior park at the time of the KSFG purchase. It has since been converted to an all ages park. Prospective mobile home buyers must prove income of 3x the current space rent which equals $6,600 per month or $79,200 per year.
Fri, Jan 18, 2019 – According to data obtained from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), there are 5,270 Active Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 453,707 lots/spaces in the State of California. Of those 453,707 lots/spaces, 364,907 are mobile home spaces, 66,260 are RV lots with drains and 22,540 are RV lots without drains.
There are 673 Closed Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 20,002 lots/spaces. Of those 20,002 lots/spaces, 10,521 are mobile home spaces, 6,724 are RV lots with drains and 2,757 are RV lots without drains.
As of Fri, Jan 18, 2019, the HCD has data for a total of 5,943 Mobile Home and RV Parks totaling 473,709 lots/spaces which includes Active and Closed listings. Of those 473,709 lots/spaces, 375,428 are mobile home spaces, 72,984 are RV lots with drains and 25,297 RV lots without drains.
The below Top 10 Largest Mobile Home and RV Park listings are based on the HCD Mobile Home and RV Parks Active Listings as of Fri, Jan 18, 2019.
Sun, Jan 6, 2019 – A chronological timeline of events for the Civil Lawsuit filed against Kort & Scott Financial Group and its business entities. Friendly Village Mobile Home Park was purchased by KSFG in Feb 2014 for $23,000,000 – it is now in a Bankruptcy Distress Sale for $27,400,000.
Tue, Jan 1, 2019 – A summarized ordered list view by most recent date of Mobile Home Owner News for the 2018 year with duplicates merged and non-relevant topics removed. You can press
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Thu, Jul 2, 2020 –
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is pleased to announce the Mobilehome Assistance Center is now accepting complaints from mobilehome / manufactured homeowners for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations.
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