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Can you tell me what state you are in?
Are you under a fixed term written lease or are you month to month?
Is there anything in your lease that says that the landlord reserves the right to restrict what is placed on the lot?
Just a couple minutes while I look a few things up please..
Ok, the reason I ask is that you do have the legal right to simply say "no" to the manager's demand to remove the landscaping because when you are renting the lot, you are renting the entire lot and you have the right to "exclusive use and possession" of the property during the entire lease term.
However.... if you get the manager mad at you, they could end up retaliating against you by doing things like increasing your rent since you are month to month.. In MI they have to have "just cause" to evict a mobile home tenant, so they couldn't do that. MCL(###) ###-####
But they could bump up your rent by giving you a written 30 day notice and then you would be stuck with paying more for the lot since you aren't under a fixed term lease.
So yes, you can refuse, but you might run the risk of the manager taking it out on you..
I am not sure I understand your comment... If you mean can they increase your rent, the answer is yes. Only when someone is under a written fixed term lease are they protected from a rent increase until the lease expires. A landlord can increase the rent with only a 30 day notice for a month to month tenant.
So if the manger is a jerk, they could just decide to bump your rent if you didn't move the landscaping... Just something to think about because there are some mean managers out there who try to bully tenants if they challenge them..
You are very welcome. Glad to help any time..
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