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Right to assemble, meet, and petition at your mobile home park

Mobile home park community center located in Brea, Ca

If you live in a mobile home park and want to petition, assemble or have meetings then this is the perfect blog for you. A mobile home owner has a lot of benefits when it comes to using the mobile home park community and community centers for hosting events. Here are some of the basic rights a mobile home owner has:

  1. In California, you are allowed to peacefully assemble in the park under reasonable hours and reasonable circumstances. Any meeting for lawful purposes is allowed to be held in the community center or any mobile home owners home with consent from the mobile home owner.
  2. Any conversation regarding public interest is allowed to be held at the community centers or a mobile home owner’s home. You are allowed to invite public officials, candidates running for office, and members of mobile home owner organizations for any matter of public interest.
  3. petitioning for non commercial purposes is allowed under reasonable hours and circumstances as well as hosting meetings for public candidates and government officials.

A homeowner in California will not be charged a cleaning fee for using the facility or community centers. As long as all the homeowners and community members are allowed to come, a cleaning deposit or fee will not be issued. Homeowners will also not be required to purchase any liability insurance when hosting meetings or groups of individuals in a recreation center. Mobile home park managers may prohibit alcoholic beverages if the terms and conditions of the mobile home park say so.

When it comes to vehicle parking from outside visitors, mobile home owners in California must speak with their park managers to get approval for a certain number of vehicles. Also, the meeting must not exceed the maximum occupancy of the recreation area or community clubhouses. When it comes to displaying signs or posters of public officials running for office, the signs must not exceed six square feet and will not be allowed unless it is displayed within 90 days prior to the election.

As you can see, there are many benefits for mobile home owners in regards to petitioning or hosting meetings for public candidates or political events. The community recreation centers are a great place to gather individuals and host meetings. If you are considering hosting a meeting or group in your mobile home park development then speak with your park managers and make sure the space isn’t being used on the date you wish to host your event. Also, consult with your park managers to help coordinate parking and where the meeting can be held in the community center.

Knowing the Legal Status of Your Mobile Home

MOBILE HOME RESIDENCY LAW

When it comes to living in a mobile home park in California, there are some things that every mobile home owner should regarding their mobile home. We hope we can educate and shed some light on the MRL or Mobile Home Residency Law so you can understand your current lifestyle situation much better. There are currently just under 5000 mobile home parks in the State of California. This is where the large majority of mobile home residents live and spend their lives. 

There are certain legal rights and laws that are specific to mobile home owners. The MRL is the landlord tenant law found in the California Civil Code. The Mobile Home Residency law spells out the agreement and rights a tenant and landlord have as mobile home livers or owners. It handles things such as rent increases, late fees, evictions, rental agreements, etc.. 

The MRL is a very helpful document if you are in a sticky situation and want to know more about how you can get yourself out or handle it. The rental agreement portion of the MRL states that mobile home management companies or owners must give their tenants a 12 month lease unless a shorter term is requested and approved (typically a month to month). Some leases that aren’t protected by a rent ordinance can expand out for 10, 20, or even 30 years. It’s important to read your rental agreement front to back so you can understand the situation better.

PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS

Mobile home residents must follow the parks rules and regulations to avoid fees or even possible evictions. Parks have rules and regulations to help keep the community structured and content with one another. Mobile homes are structured as small communities, so there are a few more rules one must follow rather than living in a more traditional residence. 

An interesting thing to note is that if a park wants to change a rule or regulation in the park they must have a 6 month written notice that will be sent to all residents. If the rule being changed revolves around any recreational activity, then a 2 month written notice is required to all residents. 

If you’re interested in finding more information on the MRL be sure to check out this blog here: https://mrlfacts.com/ which goes over a ton of useful information in the MRL. Thanks for reading and we hope you come back as we update our blog over the next few months! 

Leasing a Mobile Home or Space in a Southern California Mobile Home Park

When you are leasing a space in a mobile home park, you are leasing the space and the mobile home from a landlord. Others prefer to own their mobile home, but rent the space from their landlord. There are different duties a landlord must have when they are leasing the mobile homes and the space. Landlords have an additional responsibility to monitor the roads and the community spaces of the park. They also must allow residents who own their mobile homes to rent/lease their homes out. Tenants must follow the MRL and park rules as always. 

Leasing out your Mobile Home

If you are interested in leasing out your mobile home to a new tenant, then under the Landlord-Tenant laws, you are able to do so. A landlord or property manager may only reject your application to lease out your mobile home if the new resident does not meet the financial necessities or can’t follow parks rules and regulations due to other parks complaints of their behavior. 

Eviction

If a landlord wants to evict a tenant then they must have reasonable cause to do so. There are a list of eviction details located in the Mobile Home Residency Law of California. Landlords may only evict tenants if they break rules or fail to pay rent on time for an extended period of time. Usually they will allow you to three months of late rent before late fees will kick in and an eviction may start to come up in conversation. If an eviction does come up, then the tenant will have seven days to correct their actions. Some mobile home parks can go as low as three days. If the rules aren’t met, then you’re out.

Rent Increase

Typically, landlords must give their tenants a 60 day notice if there will be a rent increase 10% or more, and 30 day notice if rent is being increased 10% or lower. Currently, there isn’t any federal regulations on how much a park can raise their rents. These are dealt with on a case by case method.

If you’re a potential mobile home landlord, or tenant looking for a mobile home space and park that fits their needs, check out some of your local parks and speak with their management teams on availability and walkthroughs.