Attention SCM Residents: If you provided a security deposit when signing your Sierra Corporate Management (or KSFG DBA) lease or rental agreement, you can request a full refund of that security deposit after one full year of satisfactory residency.
Submit your request for a security deposit refund in writing to Sierra Corporate Management (or KSFG DBA) today. The MRL specifically states that SCM (or KSFG DBA) must refund your deposit after one full year of satisfactory residency if requested in writing. Do not wait until you vacate the park and/or sell your mobile home.
After one full year of satisfactory residency (meaning all rent and fees have been paid during that time), the resident is entitled to request a refund of the 2-month security deposit, or may request a refund at the time he or she vacates the park and sells the home. (Civil Code §798.39(b))
2020 California MRL FAQs
As to all security deposits collected on or after January 1, 1989, after the homeowner has promptly paid to the management, within five days of the date the amount is due, all of the rent, utilities, and reasonable service charges for any 12-consecutive-month period subsequent to the collection of the security deposit by the management, or upon resale of the mobilehome, whichever occurs earlier, the management shall, upon the receipt of a written request from the homeowner, refund to the homeowner the amount of the security deposit within 30 days following the end of the 12-consecutive-month period of the prompt payment or the date of the resale of the mobilehome.
California Civil Code §798.39
If you haven't been able to obtain your security deposit after the above steps, you can take Sierra Corporate Management (or KSFG DBA) to California Small Claims Court.
If a homeowner or former homeowner of a park is the prevailing party in a civil action, including a small claims court action, against the management to enforce his or her rights under this chapter, the homeowner, in addition to damages afforded by law, may, in the discretion of the court, be awarded an amount not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000) for each willful violation of this chapter by the management.
California Civil Code §798.86
This program will help you write a demand letter asking your landlord to return a security deposit. This program asks questions and then prepares a letter for you to send to your landlord.
California Small Claims Court
Our Security Deposit Demand Letter examples below use the California Small Claims Court template above and are designed specifically for Sierra Corporate Management (or KSFG DBA) residents.
Instructions for Demand Letters 1 and 2: Send Demand Letter 1 to request a refund of your Security Deposit. If your refund is not received within 35 calendar days, send Demand Letter 2. If your refund is not received within 10 calendar days, file a Small Claims Action. Demand Letter 3 is for previous residents.