Park Tenants Will Not Return Forms, Part Two! - Posted by JRook
Posted by JRook on March 10, 2000 at 11:01:33:
Well thanks for the response to part one. It appears that being a park manager that you almost have to be a baby sitter, at least it seems that way. The park has been using the same name for over 35 years and has changed ownership several times also. The resent change was about two years ago. We live on site in a house. We have increased the value of the park over 50k, new septic lines, updated, water lines, updated electric, landscape, painting, filled vacant lots, increased lot rents, etc.
However it seems whatever we do that some of the tenants are not happy. We raised the rents only $10.00 and they had a fit. Note that we are way under market rents at this park, our rents are only $150.00 per month, which include un metered water, and septic, and weekly trash pickup. How to we go about increasing the rents without putting a real strain on the older tenants. We are about $50.00 under market rent.
Tenants will try to take advantage of owners/managers if they can. I have to repeat myself several times to the tenants in order for them to comply. Example, letters were send to all tenants that within 30 days all tenants are to have there garbage in garbage cans, and not placed out to road no earlier then 5pm the night before. Well how many tenants do you think followed the new rule? not many! These are the problems we are faced with on a weekly basics here.
Well I could go on and on with occurences that happen here, however we are just looking for a few good suggestions, so we can rectify these problems. Tenants won’t repair skirting, won’t install heat tape for winter months, won’t even shovel there own driveways, pay rent after the 10 day grace period, knowing the late fee is only $7.50 and then won’t pay the late fee. Well maybe we are just to easy on the tenants here. All suggestions are welcome and thanks for the advise.