@MikeO, as per your post:
- “I evicted all the problem tenants…”
- “The problem I have now is that the people who were evicted and other unsavory people are invited in by the tenants (family members in most cases).”
- “My lawyer has had them served with no trespassing notices but the local police will not enforce them since the people were ‘invited’ there by my tenants.”
If I were in this situation, I would do the following:
1.) Leases - Month-To-Month: All Tenants on Month-To-Month Leases
2.) Letter - 1 Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested & 1 Regular Mail: Mail Letter to All Tenants stating that:
- Any Individual 18 years old or older who stays more than x nights (in one year) at that residence needs to fill out an Application to live in the MHP and needs to be approved to live in the MHP
3.) Watch - Respond With Lease Terminations For Current Tenants - Who Allow ‘Unapproved Individuals’ Into Their Homes: If your Current Tenants continue to allow ‘No Trespassing People’ & ‘Unsavory People" to stay at their residence, you need to Non-Renew those Current Tenants’ Leases. Do NOT give any reason for the Non-Renewal of their Lease.
My Husband and I own 2 MHPs in South Carolina.
In one of the MHPs we rented a just remodeled POH to a Single Mom with a child. The only ‘Approved Applicant’ 18 years old or older was the Single Mom.
Approximately 2 weeks after renting the POH my Husband sees a vase of flowers on the outside stairs of the Mobile Home. This vase of flowers stayed outside getting wilted and old.
The next thing we know the Single Mom is calling and telling us that she needs her New, Exterior Door Locks changed, because she was concerned about her Boyfriend (who had a Key to the Mobile Home).
Boyfriend? (we never processed an Application for a Boyfriend) and Key? (we only gave the Approved Applicant a Key to the Mobile Home). Please note that we had just installed New, Exterior Door Locks about 2 weeks prior (when she moved in).
The day before the Single Mom called us about her Exterior Door Locks that needed to be changed there had just been a murder (Domestic Violence…by Boyfriend) of a Single Mom in a MHP in a neighboring City.
Because we were concerned for the Single Mom’s safety and because she was the only ‘Approved Applicant’ for this Mobile Home, we selected to install New, Exterior Door Locks.
The next day after the New, Exterior Door Locks were installed we received a video of the Boyfriend at the Mobile Home standing next to a City Police Officer asking the City Police Officer’s Permission to break our window so that he could enter the Mobile Home. The City Police Officer said that “Yes” the Boyfriend had permission to break the window.
When we viewed the video, we could not believe that it was a real City Police Officer. Unfortunately, indeed it was a real City Police Officer.
When we called the City Police Department and told them about the video, the City Police Department said that since our Tenant had ‘invited’ the Boyfriend into the Mobile Home that the Boyfriend had the right to get back inside the Mobile Home to get ‘his stuff’.
The City Police Department said that any person who leaves ‘their stuff’ inside a residence has the ‘right’ to get it out.
We wish you the very best!