When these people moved out, their homes moved out too. That is why I said maybe we were lucky.
We have had great luck with the City of Troy in condemning homes - they are more than happy to do this for us. Once they do it, we have 30 days to get rid of the home, and as the property owner it is our responsibility to do so. We have a guy who will tear it down for the metal and stack everything else beside the road. The City picks up the trash along the road and charges us $80!
Alternatively, you could offer to buy the home from your tenant - basically pay them to get out of your park. If the home can be rehabbed it could be your answer.
We had six abandoned homes when we bought the park. We have no idea how long they were sitting here like that, or why the people left. We have torn down two of them and now own and have rehabbed the rest. None of them had titles since they were from before Alabama started issuing titles. The Probate Office told us to get bills of sale from the prior park owner…that is all it took.
Now on the flip side, we have a home in here that has a Greentree lien. We evicted the person living in it (not the owner). The park records showed that no one had paid lot rent on this home in a LONG time. We contacted Greentree and have been round and round with them. The owner finally stopped making payments, since we would not allow anyone to move back in, and this home is about to hit the repo list. We considered having the City condemn it, because it is certainly eligible (and they told us they would.) It is in really bad condition inside and has broken water pipes outside. Lot rent alone for the last 14 months since we have been here @ $175 per month is extensive. It is a 1996 2 bedroom and CAN be rehabbed, so we are hoping Greentree will be reasonable since we let them know of the issue back in February and sell it to us for very little money. It is on a shorter lot and would be worth keeping it in the park.