We have had some pretty sketchy homes in our parks that we have had to take possession of and tear down, but this is the first time we have had the county come in an just remove a tenant from a home as being uninhabitable. This is the first time the county family services has had to do this as well
Apparently a woman in her 60’s who inherited this home and has lived in it since it was new in 1969 had some health issues that required paramedics. Upon leaving the home ( and reportedly falling thru the floor a few times) they made a report of a welfare check on a senior.
County got involved and transferred her from the hospital to a nursing/assisted care facility which she fought, and lost, in court.
The county basically condemned the home, leaving her with no choice but to stay in the assisted living because she had no means to make repairs
From the outside you would not have known that there was anything amiss…surely it is an older home, but the lawn was kept up, the skirting is in good repair and there is nothing cluttering the yard.
but I know that neither her mother, nor anyone else in her family has done anything to this home since 1969…I guess you could call it “factory original”
the woman is paying rent for the time being, until a 55 and older rent controlled apartment comes available where she can move her personal belongings but that won’t go on forever, in fact she is late this month.
her attorney says it will be my problem to remove the home, the county says they will remove the home, but have never done anything like this is the past and now I have been mowing the yard sincwe spring and cleaning up to minimize the abandoned look
faced with this, what would you do?
do you ask for the home to be removed or the obsolete concrete as well? Do you serve the county with a notice?
since the tenant has been evicted from the property by the county, who do you go after for unpaid rent and damages