Hi there. I’m cross-posting this from another forum, BiggerPockets, at the advice of another user. The question pertains just as much to those who own parks as to landlords. The thread in question with relative responses and follow-up questions and answers can be found at: https://www.biggerpockets.com/forums/30/topics/249512-own-a-mh-in-a-park-park-owner-upset-with-tenants-threatening-me. I apologize for linking, but I think it is best to include as much information as possible to serve those willing to help with everything I can.
Here’s the post:
"Hey guys, it’s good to finally be here. I bought my first mobile home about 6 months ago and have been renting it to this couple and their kids for most of that time. The home is in a mobile home park (~15 units), and the park owner is very strict. My tenants pay every month, but I’ve received 3 phone calls about their behavior from the park owner since the beginning. He has mentioned they have a cat, which they didn’t tell me about; that their kids are riding bikes on the park road; and that this time, tonight, the cops have been over there and that they are still outside yelling at each other. Another resident is calling him up about it.
I talked to them about the bikes as soon as I heard about it two months ago; no more complaints since. But the hothead park owner, freshly angry, brings up all the past, of which I’ve only been aware of the three (he says there are a bunch of other times he has had to go over there), and says this is the final straw. I ask him what he suggests I do. He says, I don’t know, but anymore trouble and you’re going to have to move your trailer. Now I’m a bit stressed because this is the first time I’ll have had to handle this situation.
I’d much rather evict my tenants than move the trailer, so I can bring new tenants in, which he is fine with. Their various times breaking park rules (noise mainly), should suffice as breaking the terms of the lease, but I’m not sure how easy this will be because the park owner has provided me with absolutely zero written notice of these things happening.
What should I do? Do I need to ask the park owner to write something up stating they’ve broken the rules? Do I then immediately start evictions proceedings? Should I start the eviction now or give them this last chance that I myself am being given?
Any advice or guidelines will help me a lot, and I’ll be watching this thread to provide answers to any questions. Thanks, guys."
I’d like to add that the park owner and myself are on good terms, and he is okay with me staying if I can evict the tenants. I feel though that he should be supplying me with written notice of violations by my tenants to aid in any eviction process. How would you park owners suggest I proceed?