We recently purchased a newer MHP in Michigan, and have quickly found that quite a few tenants (10-20%) don’t pay regularly, and some, not at all.
What we’ve found in Michigan, is that a mobile home tenant has to have been late for 3 entire months (3 7-day notices) before we can even start eviction proceedings, which can also take several months. Bottom line, is it can take up to 5-6 months of non or late -payment for an eviction to actually happen.
I’ve thought about putting liens on non-paying homes, but Secretary of State here has no way to place liens on titles unless mortgage company agrees, which doesn’t seem likely
Courts allegedly frown on us cutting off water for deadbeats. We now collect $60/ month from tenants on top of lot rent for water and sewer, since the small village we are in won’t bill individuals directly, even though park is sub-metered.
I’d like a quick, enforceable way to get payment, and keep thinking that the threat of water/sewer cutoff is the only real immediate threat I have.
Do re-billing companies have legal clout to cut off individuals for non-payment?
Any other ideas are appreciated!!