Re: Removing an abandoned mobile home. - Posted by Tony Colella
Posted by Tony Colella on April 06, 2006 at 21:51:51:
Gavin, in some locations and under some conditions your advice is dead on. But the procedures vary greatly not only from state to state but county to county that you brush is too broad.
For instance, I have done Lonnie deals in parks that were located only 2 exits apart but were located in different counties. The procedure was entirely different in each.
Much depends upon the training of the local sheriff offices (in my opinion) but local law and courts have much to dictate.
Not all will conduct sheriff sales for lot rent owed or the only after great effort (after swimming upstream).
Your response does not take into account Lienholders rights (which changes much from one area to the next). In some areas I have worked in, Lienholders are only responsible for lot rent after they are notified of the default in lot rent by their buyer (the parks tenant). In other locations, the lienholder is not responsible for lot rent until the repossess.
As bad as it may sound, the best advice is county specific and unless you have another investor who can help you, try talking to local park managers (particularly corporate owned type parks), mobile home dealers and your local sheriff’s office to find out how to proceed next and what if any attorney can best help you throught the firt one. Usually after the first, you are an expert and may no longer need the assistance of an attorney.