Chico Mobilehome Park Lawyers
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Residents of mobilehome 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 mobilehomes. 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 mobilehome 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.
If you live in a mobilehome park, you may be more vulnerable to financial loss than those who live in apartments. Residents who live in mobilehome parks have different rights than those who live in an apartment or house, as mobilehome park residents own their homes but rent the space their home is located on.
In California, the laws that regulate mobilehome 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.
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 mobilehomes.
Owners and managers of mobilehome 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 mobilehome 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 mobilehome park residents when landlords do not live up to their legal obligations. Call our Chico mobilehome park attorneys now if you live in a mobilehome or RV park that is unsafe or has any of the above violations at (530) 342-3593.
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$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.
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