Parks that have no valid operating permit, or were not built in conformance with the prevailing laws of the time, have no protection under grandfathering, and you’d be surprised how many of those are out there.
First off I am sorry that I didn’t thank everyone for doing such wonderful work here at MHU…
Thanks for the comment Louvie. The negations are not going well at the moment. Somehow the first 30K offer seemed laughable when we knew 6 acres just a block from us on the main street was listed for 1.9M not counting the fact w will make more then that in 2 years!
Thanks for the advice and link Jhutson. After reading through the posts there, I found something interesting to investigate though… In a second post Frank mentions: “Parks that have no valid operating permit, or were not built in conformance with the prevailing laws of the time, have no protection under grandfathering, and you’d be surprised how many of those are out there.”
WE are digging for the 43 year old paperwork. We probably have very little. Over the 43 years there has been a total of 9 different homes on the 4 lots. All but the two we moved in were permitted by the original owners of the homes and the other 2 were permitted by myself not being the park owner. If I remember correctly on the two I permitted, the inspector just came out and glanced over the connections and signed them off. I remember the last inspector requiring a sticker or number plate from the original manufacturer (Champion). I know i do not have the original permits.
The park itself, I was very young then but remember my father having the grading work done, helping a little with the forming for the concrete pads. It doesn’t seem like the gas, electric company, nor the county water system would have made their connections without permits. I also know originally there was only 2 lots before we developed it and that the county plat shows 4 as it is now… We pay commercial water rates and at one time were being charged taxes on commercial property by the county for several years. I received one warning citation a couple of years ago for letting the grass get too high but don’t remember if it was to the park or not. We received a 96 on our last Environmental health inspection made out to the park. Oddly it was 6 points off for the trash cans which are provided by the city… So I am sure someone, somewhere should have some documents that have not been lost.
Now that I have found this wonderful site with such wonderful contributors, i will have many other questions such as should we just try to remodel the units or fight to replace them one at a time. But that will be for a different topic.
BTW we are in Kennesaw GA.