Re: Park won’t approve buyers - Posted by John Merchant
Posted by John Merchant on August 03, 2003 at 11:16:01:
While I definitely would NOT continue to try to do business in any MHP that is unreasonbly rejecting my prospective buyers, if I were already in the MHP, so far as my owning a MH there, I would spend some time talking to the MHPO/Mgr to see what their problem really is. And seeing if I couldn’t somehow get along with them.
As you’ve already unearthed in the CCC’s, just as here in WA, the MHP cannot unreasonably reject a prospective purchaser, I wouldn’t want the hassle of having to go to war over the issue if I had a choice.
I’ve previously cited a WA Supreme Court decision (Etheridge vs. Huang (sp?) )where the court held that the MHP DID act unreasonably and had to pay a BIG penalty to the damaged seller. An easy matter to prove, since the MHP had,later, accepted other buyers with lesser credit scores than Etheridge’s rejected buyers.
A suggested strategy to put them to the test before going much further: send, or take, a letter to the MHP, asking them to give you in writing, their parameters for acceptance of a prospective buyer. If you take it, take along a friend as a witness, so he/she might later testify that he/she saw you personally deliver that letter.
This will put them on notice that they’d better be careful fooling with you & your prospects, and they’ll be more likely to be careful with you & your deals.
Make no threats, no accusations, just ask them for their guidelines. Trust me, they’ll be more cautious in the future when dealing with you.