Posted by Joe C. on March 02, 2001 at 11:08:44:
I am a park owner in AR… I know most of the park owners around me are very reluctant to to allow 3rd party rentals in their park. I inherited some when I bought my park. After 7 years only 2 remain, owned by the same owner. I always hold the owner of the home responsible for the lot rent. I also make it very clear to them that I want to pre-approve tenants before they rent. The problem for park owners is that a bad tenant will drive the good tenants away. Unsightly conditions, loud activities and heavy traffic to a home are just some of the possible reasons that will cause the neighbors to become uncomfortable. If the good tenants feel that an unwanted element is taking over the neighbor, they will move to where they feel safer. As a park owner this is my greatest fear. I’ve lost 5 tenants in eight weeks over this type of situation (not recently). This can be expensive from a park managers perspective. This is why park managers can be so cautious about third party arrangements. Let’s face it, if these things always worked out well any park manager would be delighted to have someone else helping to keep his park full. This is his primary objective.