This is a situation unlike any weâ€™ve encountered in 45+ years in the mobile home park business.
A tenant sold her home. (We only rent the lots. We donâ€™t own any homes.) The new owners moved into our park without speaking to us and without applying for the lot rental.
They have been living in our park for one month and have never paid lot rent. They have not offered to pay rent. They havenâ€™t even asked us what the lot rent amount is. What must they be thinking?
The night they moved in the neighbors called the police to their home. They were drinking, causing noise, and were passed out drunk with a child on the porch at 2 AM.
One neighbor said she saw them having a â€œspitting contestâ€ to see who could spit the farthest and hit the home next door.
I went to the county attorneyâ€™s office and the sheriff served them with papers the next day.
However, the underpinning is still up on the home and they show no signs of moving. We would like to cut the utilities (power and water) to the home. Our attorney says we probably have the right to do that, but it would be safer to go to court and get a forcible detainer. We are in the process of doing that, but it is delaying getting them out of our park.
What would you do in this situation?