Question: We just acquired a manufactured home in our community. I would rather sell it to a new tenant, but would consider renting it out or doing a rent-to-own. If I pursue rent-to-own option, will I be subject to the new SAFE Act?
Answer: Remember that the SAFE Act only applies if the seller/landlord is providing financing, and in doing so, is going to make a credit decision regarding the buyer’s financial capacity.
Question: A resident living alone passed away. It took some time for the estate to get underway because they had to search for heirs. An heir was located and was appointed as Administrator to act on behalf of the estate. Shortly after the resident’s passing, we began requesting that a Storage Agreement be signed but the estate was hesitant to do so until the Administrator was appointed.
Question: We have had to file two consecutive FED Complaints against a resident. The day before the first appearance for each case, the resident tender the rent that was due, although he do not pay the court fees of $115.00. After two months of this, he owes us $230.00. He promises to repay this amount but does not. Now rent is due for January, 2012. We are sure the same thing will happen again. How can we collect the court fees?
Question: A landlord changed the status of the community from "Family" to "55&Older" in June. Management did not change the rules and regulations. However, they did advertise the community as “55&Older”; identified that status in the community’s Application Criteria; and have met the requirements of the "80/20 Rule". Now the community owner is changing the rules. One of the many rule change includes altering the status of the community from "Family" to "55 & Older". It is likely that the residents will have enough votes in the petition to vote down the rule changes.
Question: A cable company has offered to install all of the equipment and infrastructure for park-wide cable services at no charge. We are to receive a one-time payment in exchange for which we give the company an exclusive right to market their services to our residents.
Question: Our community is seeing an increase in the use of “medical” marijuana. Although those using it say they have “cards” permitting them to grow limited amounts, often this limited personal use appears to turn into more than that. We are noticing increasing late night traffic at some users’ homes, and believe they are expanding their grow operations in order to sell the marijuana to unauthorized users. What can be done about this? It is quite disruptive to the rest of our community.