I’m hoping someone can give me an idea of how to get rid of a condemned mobile home in NY State.
We have a MH that is owned by a tenant that is no longer paying rent. Unfortunately, the owner is in a mental institution. In addition, he does not have anyone to handle his concerns.
The home is pre-1976 and is not movable without major work. With its broken windows, the unit has become an eye-sore and a deterent to bringing in new clients.
My manager said he spent $16K in legal fees to dispose of 3 MH that were worth $1K each last year and didn’t want to go through the same thing again. He suggested tearing it down and fighting the legal battle later with the understanding that we would have to counter sue for backrent. Given its age, we can’t move it to another lot since it is not road worthy and nobody is going to take a 30+ yr MH.
If we go the legal route, we don’t expect to get the unit out until Dec/Jan. Since anyone visiting the park would be turned off by seeing MH with broken windows, we would also decrease the potential to get new tenants in before the onset of winter.
Does anyone have any suggestions or experience of removing MH from mentally-incompetent tenants, in particular, in NY state?