Chico Mobilehome Park Lawyers
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Residents of mobile home and RV parks are entitled to live in conditions which assure health, safety, general welfare, and a decent living environment, and which protect the investment of their mobile homes. California law imposes responsibilities on park owners and their management to protect mobilehome and RV park residents.
However, these laws sometimes don’t stop park owners from behaving negligently and failing to keep their residents safe. If you’ve had your rights violated in any way, it’s crucial that you seek legal guidance from our Chico mobile home park lawyers.
With more than 125 years of experience as a law firm, Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP can be trusted to handle your case with care and professionalism and achieve the results you want. We’ve settled countless disputes and are ready to go to trial if that’s what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
Mobilehome Residency Law Explained
If you live in a mobile home park, you may be more vulnerable to financial loss than those who live in apartments. Residents who live in mobile home parks have different rights than those who live in an apartment or house, as mobile home park residents own their homes but rent the space their home is located on.
In California, the laws that regulate mobile home parks fall under what is known as Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL). Though MRL was specifically designed to prevent abuses against residents, it can be extremely difficult for the average person to understand, which is why it’s important to hire an attorney with a working knowledge of MRL.
Do I Have a Case?
The rights provided to mobile home residents are different from apartment tenants or homeowners. Mobile homeowners rent the space their home is on; it can be difficult if your rental agreement is terminated. It is crucial to understand your rights and when you can file a claim against your landlord.
It is important to have legal counsel on your side, our law firm represents individuals who have experienced the following treatment from a landlord:
- Failure to Maintain Common Areas
- Failure to Maintain Streets
- Neglect of Drainage, Sewage, Electrical & Water Systems
- Utilities Overcharges
- Restricted Access to Common Areas
- Park Closure
- Estate Fraud
If you have endured any of the above unfair treatments from your park owner, do not hesitate to reach out to the Chico mobilehome park lawyers at Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP. We are here to help guide you through the claim process with your best interests in mind. Call us today.
What Are the Most Common Types of Park Owner Violations?
Though laws vary depending on the state, landlords and park owners are generally required to maintain their common areas and roads, maintain utilities up to the point of hookup, respect their tenants’ privacy and get their permission before entering their space or home, and allowing tenants to sell their mobile homes.
Owners and managers of mobile home or RV parks can run afoul of the applicable regulations in a variety of ways, including failing to provide:
- Adequate lighting
- Adequate roadways
- Functional sewage systems
- Functional electrical systems
- Functional natural or propane gas systems
- Safe and potable water
- Pest control
- Trash service
- Safe, clean common areas
- Adequate security
- A proper lease
- A clubhouse (in certain instances)
- Working laundry room (in certain instances)
- Working showers (in certain instances)
When park owners fail to maintain their premises, they not only violate the rights of their residents, but they can also cause serious injuries that can be expensive to treat. For instance, if a park owner doesn’t fix a lighting issue, this can either cause a slip and fall accident for a resident or allow for more sinister events to occur in the dark, such as assault.
Do Not Tolerate Unlivable Conditions
If your landlord or park owner is violating your lease or creating a dangerous environment for you or others, you need an advocate with an in-depth understanding of mobile home park issues. When you call our lawyers, we can sit down with you and listen to your story, then provide you with options should you wish to proceed with your case.
We’re a team of tough negotiators that have decades of experience and as a local firm, we’re familiar with the local courts and judges. We’re not afraid to take your case to court if you haven’t been treated fairly by your park owner. We have decades of experience protecting the rights of mobile home park residents when landlords do not live up to their legal obligations.
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$3,000,000 Construction Injury
Settlement on catastrophic construction site injury case for the policy limits of 3 million dollars. This hard-fought case was led by partners James McKenna and Lia Juhl-Rhodes.
$1,500,000 Mobilehome Park Case
Settlement for 19-unit mobile-home park for 1.5 million based upon violations of leases, mobilehome residency law, construction defect, and breach of habitability.
Big Victory for Local Governments Municipal Cases
City of Oroville vs Superior Court of Butte County, on August 15, 2019, lead attorneys for the City of Oroville, Mark A. Habib and Lia M. Juhl-Rhodes, from the law firm of Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP won a landmark inverse condemnation case in the California Supreme Court.
Acquittal of Misdemeanor Criminal Defense
Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced the charge of a misdemeanor count of spousal battery under Penal Code section 243(e)(1).
Clearance of Felony Criminal Defense
Partner Anthony Cardoza led a two-day jury trial representing a defendant who faced a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, namely a vehicle.
Gun Rights Protected Criminal Defense
Partner Anthony Cardoza won a court trial in which the Government was attempting through a civil restraining order process to take a citizen’s gun rights away.
Clearance of Felony Criminal Defense
Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client in Butte County charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence causing injury.
Not Guilty Criminal Defense
Partner Anthony Cardoza represented a client who faced felony charges of Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment.
Millions For Mobilehome Clients Mobilehome
Our firm has obtained millions of dollars for Mobilehome Park residents, representing hundreds of clients/residents to obtain money damages on their behalf. (This statement does not constitute a guarantee or prediction of results in any case)