Never encountered a situation like this, but i’m hoping the more experienced folks here might be able to offer some advice:
A tenant that owns their own home in my park is behind on lot rent. Worst yet, they are the singular bad apple in what was previously a problem park but that i have steadily managed to turnaround. I have a judgment and can evict, but several issues are at play:
- I would obviously prefer not to evict, although i clearly do not want the current tenants to remain. The ideal scenario is to purchase the home from them, have them move out and then resell the mobile home. I have offered to purchase it, but they show no interest in selling.
- Although i have won my court case, i am being told by the tax assessor that i cannot have the home moved, even if i choose to do it at my own cost. They owe back taxes ($6k) for several years, and as such those property taxes must be satisfied before a permit will be issues allowing the home to be moved. Of course, the tenant has no interest in paying those back taxes, let alone my lot rent. So i’m essentially caught between the court judgment saying yes you can move it, and the tax assessor saying no you cannot.
- I would hope for a tax sale at which i could gain control of the home, but there are no plans for a tax sale. The county tax records on mobile homes seem to be a mess, and the tax assessor does not feel they are in a position to more forward on a tax sale.
Again, best case scenario is to get rid fo the tenants but not the home, but i don’t see a path forward to make this happen.
Anyone else ever encountered such a situation? Any and all advice would be welcome.