Question: We have an RV park with quite a few long-term tenants. Our problem tenant ("Kris") has been here for for what seems like ages. This time every year around the holidays, Kris has a whole group of elves stay with him for a couple of months and they never register as guests. He claims he needs a "reasonable accommodation" for them because he has a bad back and they help him do a lot of lifting. He also brings in a herd of reindeer (Kris doesn't have a pet agreement), and he parks a red sleigh on the street (where parking isn't allowed). What can we do?
Question: A mobile home park has a separate RV section. One long-time RV resident recently moved out because of illness, but left behind his RV, which is old and in poor condition. Does the park need to file an eviction action to clear out the space for a new tenant? What can the park do with the RV itself?
Question: Our RV park is attractive and in a great location for long-term residents (i.e., for retirees on smaller budgets). While we already have a number of long-time residents in regular RVs, but we want to expand into the "park model" business to become a more attractive option for that segment of the market. Can we treat regular RVs and park models the same under the landlord-tenant laws?
Question: We have a younger gentleman who has lived in the RV section of our park now for around six months. He checked out well in our application process, but now has not paid rent for two months. He says that he was laid off from his job, but is starting a new one and that his mother has agreed to help him catch up. But that was several weeks ago and still nothing. We don't necessarily want to evict him, but this obviously can't continue. Any advice?
Question: Our RV park allows pets, but we have a specific rule that prohibits dangerous breeds, including pit bulls. One of our tenants just brought us a doctor's note saying that she needs her pit bull as an "emotional support" animal. Do we have to let her keep a pit bull in the park?
Question: We have a parking problem in our RV park. Some of the long-term residents often have guests who park in places that they shouldn't. In addition, some tenants own more than one vehicle, which adds to the parking congestion. Can we tow unlawfully parked vehicles? What else can we do to cut down on parking problems?
Question: We're concerned that with the passage of Oregon's new marijuana laws, we'll have some tenants using marijuana in the RV park and maybe even growing it. We want to maintain our family-friendly RV park and don't want it here. What can we do?
Question: One of our long-time RV residents recently passed away. He didn't have any next of kin or friends who might want to claim his property. What can we do with his RV, pickup truck, and other personal property items on the space?