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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.

The evolution of mobile homes

From Bell mobile home park to Greenfield trailer park you will see  different mobile home styles, sizes, and layouts. But like most things they didn’t start off like this. They started off simple, inefficient and made for one purpose and eventually be shaped into what they are today. We are going to run through the history of mobile homes and tell you about their early beginnings to their new lives as homes for many people all around the world. 

If we want to be really technical about things we can trace mobile homes back to the 1500’s. The days when gypsies used them to travel the earth and make a living all over. But we are going to move closer and take you back to the 1870’s. This is where our traditional idea of mobile homes stem from. This has been noted as a time where in North Carolina there were many movable beach front properties. These homes were moved by teams of horses and they were not moved by whim but by need. They moved to where better food can be found along the coast. This trend kept up and spread to many other towns until about 1926.

1926 is where mobile homes really began to make their mark on the United States. In the beginning they were used as getaway homes. A lot like cabins are used now where they have more vacation purposes to get you out the monotony of daily living. Then World War 2 began and then mobile homes made a transformation. Pre World War 2 these homes were called trailer coaches after the old use of them in the 1870’s. Then the war broke out and had an impact on the trailer coach term because most people didn’t have the luxury of using getaway homes anymore. Then the war ended bringing back tons of veterans to enjoy their life back home in the states. But these veterans need housing for themselves and their families and with how fast the veterans came back,  America needed a solution fast so in came what were now being called mobile homes. Rebranded so that people can buy them and use them for longer term living or in some cases temporary living until they get back on their feet.

As time went on and more people stayed within the mobile homes for longer periods of time so naturally updates and additions began to come around. Mobile homes with more sections and bedrooms for more space to house a family of four or five. By 1948 mobile homes reached a length of 30 feet making it almost four times the size they used to be. Then by 1976 congress passed an act making sure all manufactured homes are being built under strict standards like standard homes giving mobile homes a spot in the view of the nation as a legitimate residence. Then in 1980 the term mobile home was changed to manufactured home to accommodate for the style in which the homes were constructed, which was in a factory so companies can keep up with federal standards.

As time went on so did the advancements of manufactured homes and the idea of communities started to form. These communities became known as trailer parks and started having the same amenities as many neighboring communities of stick built homes. Now we reach our time where homes are being optimized for alternative energies, natural disaster protection, mobility and many other things. The styles of them are ever changing and the speed of the build is just getting faster and faster. Eventually manufactured homes will feel just like your standard stick built home and people won’t be able to tell the difference. So the next time you pass Carbon Canyon Mobile Homes just know that there is over a 100 years of history behind those houses.

Five Impressive Facts about Modular Homes

When things are done from non-traditional ways they will always peak interest. So when we look at modular homes you better bet there are probably some impressive facts about them that will catch your eye. Todaywe are going to give you a couple of them to see if we can teach you some cool information about a popular way of being a homeowner. 

  1. Value appreciation is under appreciated. If you live in California your home will have a different value than a home in Delaware. Same thing applies to a mobile home that’s located in Fountain Valley Estates and a mobile home located in Village Mobile Home park. What I am getting at here is that things are valued differently no matter where you go and that applies to mobile homes as well. What makes this fact interesting is that mobile home values are an appreciating asset meaning they get better with time and where your home is housed. So if you’re into investing you should add mobile homes to the list of things to look into.
  2. Mobile homes are very secure. A lot of people don’t realize that mobile homes are very secure to live in. Yes, they are mobile but that doesn’t mean once they are placed they can’t be locked into the ground. Mobile homes are placed on a flat solid foundation and are anchored to the ground in multiple different ways. Either by a steel beam placed underneath the dirt or by cement in the same fashion. So everyone residing in a mobile home is just as protected from a windstorm as people living in traditional house.
  3. Low cost with the same amount of living. This may be a pretty obvious one for a lot of people but it is still impressive. Mobile homes go for fractions of the price of your traditional built home. They do this while still having a lot of the same standard amenities as a traditional home as well so living can easily be just as comfortable. All you’re going to have to do is read up on your 2014 mobile home residency laws and the years following and you’ll be just a s comfortable as anyone else in any other home style. 
  4. It’ll get to you piece by piece. This fun fact is more for modular homes. These homes are literally built piece by piece because that is how they are delivered. You can buy multiple pieces for multiple attachments making your home very customizable. 
  5. Continuing on customization. Mobile homes are extremely customizable from the type of roof you want to however many windows make you happy. This style of homes gives you so much to work with and many of the homes look totally different from one another but built in the same factory. So let your imagination run wild if you plan on buying one.

Unusual Mobile Homes

As the years go by, people seem to get more and more creative in the world. People are living in a multitude of different ways and places like they are trying to top one another for the coolest and most obscure place to live in. These are so unique we doubt that they could be apart of the mobile home park owners associations. So here today we are going to go over some of the most unique mobile homes people live in today. We are going to try our best to get pictures of them for you can see the awesomeness of the homes yourself!

This is the first home on our list and it comes from china. This is nothing like what you think your standard mobile home will look like and it’s not even made out of normal materials. This is a microfiber home in Beijing, China where it is light enough to be lifted by the inhabitants so to get enough sunlight in the house at certain times a day. This house is small enough to fit in a storage container and also small enough to not be under the provisions of normal mobile homes in China.

This next home comes out of New Zealand where the owners made it out of old shed materials. This isn’t just a trailer lot for rent park in California, this house, like the previous house, is extremely light in comparison to modern mobile homes being able to be towed away by a tractor. This home does have disadvantages since rust is very easily able to happen to this unit, but man isn’t it unique. Also, this home is seen on a lot of beachfront locations so there are perks to this type of living as well.

This next home isn’t your typical mobile home because the way you transport it isn’t the usual method. This is homemade to be built in the forest with its fully open design and completely wood structure. This home is unique not only because it is all open design but that the way it’s built the only way to transport it is to take it apart and move it. Also, all the parts are made out of wood so if you need a replacement you can definitely make it yourself.

This was a glimpse into the unique world of mobile homes. As you can see mobile homes have a wide spectrum and even though most people would consider some of these just a shack with a bed in it people use these homes to live out there lives. A lot of these homes also skirt by, by not being big enough to fall under the jurisdiction of mobile homes! These days if you can think of it there is a chance you can make it happen and in the cases above they made it happen.  

These homes are amazing and there are so many more to go over but are they legal? For more legal information on mobile home laws in your area check out Mobile Home Residency Law

More Obscure Mobile Home Facts

For decades the mobile home parks for rent and the trailer parks for rent industry have received an undeserved bad-rap. 

Below are some of my favorite questions about mobile home living:

Don’t only poor folks live in mobile homes?

Not entirely, mobile homes and manufactured homes are suitable for families, individuals, retirees, and young professionals.  New mobile homes can cost between $18,000 to over $130,000 for a large basic model, not including the land the home will sit atop. It can be a great alternative to affordable living. 

Are mobile homes are popular among the rich and famous?

Yes, yes! Celebrities are into mobile homes. It’s known that there are several celebrities who own manufactured homes across Malibu in some of the more hidden areas. For low income or middle-class, mobile homes are great for anyone.

Are mobile homes customizable?

Yes, you can customize and build them how you want. You can build a perfect home to fit a family’s needs all while staying within the budget.

Are mobile homes built to withstand weather conditions?

Manufacturers design homes to withstand the hardship of weather conditions. They’re built to the same safety standards as traditional homes which ensures their weather resistance and sustainability. 

How long does it take for me to get a mobile home?

It can take as short as a week to a few months of designing and building! Depending on if you are trying to build your mobile home from scratch, or move into a pre-existing one.  Compare that to a stick-built home which takes months or years to put up.

Doesn’t Warren Buffet have something to do with mobile homes?

Yes, the king of Wall Street, Warren Buffet invested $1.7 billion of his Berkshire Hathaway’s capital by purchasing Clayton Homes Inc, one of the largest housing companies.

The obvious truth is that there are millions of mobile homes spread throughout the US. Mobile homes can be considered a ‘regular’ home. The nicer the home, the more demand. Mobile Homes come in all shapes and sizes and allow customization to each and every home. We hope you learned a few obscure facts about mobile homes!

There are so many things people don’t know about mobile homes so if you want some more information go visit Mobile Home Residency Law!

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.