Main Breaker at the Meter on a tenant owned home

Is the main breaker at the meter on a tenant owned home the parks responsibility or the tenants if they own the home? This is for a faulty 100 amp needing replacement.


This is one of those situations that it’s probably less about who’s supposed to pay the bill, and more about hedging the risk. If you don’t fix it ASAP, it could possibly catch the home on fire and you’d get sued (even if it’s not really your fault). That event could cost you at least $5,000 to defend yourself (up to $25,000) and/or trigger a huge insurance claim which could make your rates rise or even make you lose your policy. If you don’t fix it ASAP, it’s possible the tenant will get mad and move the home to a competitor’spark, and it will cost you $15,000 to $30,000 to replace that home to fill the lot back up. If the breaker does not cause a fire or make the tenant leave, it might make them mad enough not to pay their rent and instead sue you in small claims court to recoup the cost to fix it themselves – and that will cost you at least $2,000 to fight.

So I’d just replace the breaker (maybe a $200 cost total) and move on. The risk/reward scenario is just not compelling.

Great answer from any angle. Thanks Frank