Hello everyone, I am in a pickle.
I recently purchased a mobile home park with only one home on it, the home is rented. The other lots are ready for me to move homes onto, modern electric peddle stools, gas hook ups, water , sewer , ready to rock.
I have homes bought and scheduled to move in a few months. I am in possession of all the original paperwork, site plans , everything that was used when the city first granted permission for this site to become a mhp in the 80’s. Sounds good right?
I get a call from a city council memeber asking if I would be interested to sell, it seems the city wants to buy the land to relocate a historical building of there’s three blocks away to my site. They want to pick up the old building, and move the entire thing to my site. I told him a price. The next day the council memeber calls and said "the council thinks your price is a little steep " (its not, considering the land improvements) he then says "I would check with zoning before you go to move any homes there, the zoning has changed in that area and you are only grandfathered in for the one home"
The home on the site is rented btw.
I then spoke to zoning and she repeated what the city councilman told me.
I told her that I am legally non complying and that if the park would shut down, it couldn’t open back up, but as it is I am grandfathered as a mhp and the city can’t restrict my land use on a per lot basis.
The state of Indiana just renewed my license to operate and that license says in black and white how many lots I am allowed to operate.
They are trying to restrict my use to make me sell for a loss. Big bullies.
Anyway, I’m pretty confident I have got this.
Do they have a leg to stand on?? That is my question.