We are kind of new to the mobile home park business, although we own several apartment communities. In our apartment properties we typically have a resident manager that shows apartments, deals with tenant issues and handles maintenance requests. Our main office sends statements, notices and collects rent. We use a pay for performance model where they get so much per job or responsibility, which we then deduct off their rent first, then pay a check for anything over. We typically carry a workmens comp policy for casual labor.
We are wondering how some of you handle this in the mobile home park business. We just recently took over a 35 space park about 10 hours away. The job would pretty much entail showing vacant homes and lots and keeping the park clean and peaceful. We may have them mow the vacant lots. There will be no maintenance involved. Our apartments are so much more labor intensive.
How much would you let them do and what would you pay them? Any insight would be appreciated.