I’ve got a MH park under contract that I am investigating. It’s another odd one. It’s got a mix of MHs and RVs. I talked with a planner in the county and they had an odd record of the seller adding 2 additional MH pads in the early 90s, and they mention 12 RVs. The language is not specific enough to determine if 12 more were added or 12 showed up at that date. There are 28 RVs on it today. It’s not clear what is legal and even the planner was confused. We have historical records that indicate septic/water for more than 12 units were put in back in the 70s/80s.
I’m not sure how to dig further to figure out the legality of the extra RVs and I don’t want the county suing me later on. The deal is a 15 cap that I can get up higher with improvements.
My other question is if this park was zoned MH, and it had RVs back in the 70s prior to being any rules, are those RV pads technically MH pads? No recreational taxes have ever been paid and many of the RVs have been sitting there since the 90s.
It was rezoned to light industrial a few years back so it is grandfathered in. I’m just not sure if all of the pads are conforming and the county was not very helpful in that determination.
Does anyone have any tips beyond taking the issue to a land-use attorney? I’m hoping I can get a reasonable answer first before I spend cash on legal.