I bought a 53 space park in 2016 and inherited the onsite manager. He owns six homes in the park (one of which is his primary residence). He is indispensable to me as he is a jack of all trades, especially when it comes to fixing water and sewer line emergencies in the middle of the night. He is honest and does a great job maintaining the property.
That said, he is thousands behind on lot rent payments for the 5 rental homes he owns. Two are vacant for a year and in need of rehab (he doesn’t have the money to fix them). The others are running at about 50% vacancy. Last year, I “forgave” his balance owed as a Christmas bonus but now he is way behind again. While I would like to treat him as just another deadbeat tenant and take him to court, I really don’t want to take these older trailers (all in need of rehab) and lose him as a valuable manager.