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I have spoken to a lawyer a while back about this, but he

Hello,I have spoken to a lawyer a while back about this, but he went way off board and had me chasing other things that I was not concerned about (nor did I have time to add to my plate). I own a manufactured home in a community (one of those with a clubhouse and such - community office on-site - community owned by a national company). I have been trying to sell my home, and I have decided that, if I can figure out how to go about it, I need to sue the community for the issues they have caused in the sell of my home. I will do this in small claims court, as the originally attorney told me that if I go in regular court, the community can bury me in time and legal fees and I do not have the time, ability or money to do that. The goal is not to receive money, but to hold the community accountable for what they have done and prevent them from continuing to do this to others.Background:1. Bought house in 2013 - leased lot - the house was Freddie Mac, and at that time Freddie Mac required all manufactured homes to be de-titled and issued a warranty deed. My house has a warranty deed.2. I have checked with my realtor, the title company, and asked the county assessor and DMV about this, they say there is nothing wrong with y home having a warranty deed. The only thing is that if the home is going to be moved, it will need to be reverted back to a title (I found that this is only some paperwork and about $250 total in fees)3. Though not required, the community does offer to sell our homes for us (for a %), or one can choose to use a realtor. I chose to use a realtor (found out later the community couldn't have sold mine anyway because they are not licensed realtors - I think they can sell the ones that have titles and not deeds because they are considered vehicles and not real estate).4. Houses around here are selling fast, and at high prices, yet my house was not moving. I had tons of interest and showings, but couldn't seem to get it sold.5. Anyone interested in buying my home has to go to the community office (to get community info, and they have to apply to live in the community).6. I have reason to believe that the community has been telling my buyers false information on my home. I contacted the community about 2-3 months after I listed the home to see what prices they were listing theirs at and what their average sell time was, and the lady completely went off (before I even told her my exact house #, indicating this was something at the forefront of her mind) saying that I had all these title issues with my house and that it would cost $15k to "fix" and that I needed to make sure all my buyers new about these "problems".7. I panicked of course, and this was when I did my research and was assured by many that there were NO issues with my house - that a deed was not a "problem", and that all facts about my house were disclosed properly like any other house.8. Then it hit me, maybe my house was not selling because the community was telling all my buyers this false information.9. I had one offer, and had thought it fell through because the buyer wanted me to pay for his hotel (I didn't want to close for a month) and I countered saying I would pay half. The buyer turned down the offer and his realtor said he decided to buy a home through the community instead. I had assumed it was because I didn't accept paying for his hotel, but now I think maybe he was told about these "title issues" and they turned around and sold them one of theirs.10. Later, my realtor got a call from a lady that said she was told there were title issues, but she just wanted to find out more information (so they WERE saying that my house had problems).11. I finally had another offer, and at the step of the inspection and the buyer applying for residence to the community (in other words, she had to go to the community office). The inspection came back great (to my relief!) - I had a short list of things to fix, which took my about 2 hours (replace smoke detector in hallway, fix loose board on porch, etc.) - other than that the inspector just noted that my water heater, though in perfect working order, was old (I think it is 10-12 years old). I thought we were good, then find that the buyer dropped out citing the results of the inspection - it made no sense! I can only think that she was told horrible things about my house and used her only legal out on the contract and that was the inspection results...12. I contacted the community and told them that I was aware that things were being said about my property that were untrue and it was preventing the sell of my house - in which the manager denied... I told her that I needed it to stop or I would have no choice but to take legal action.13. I do not know if they stopped or not, but they are still using the forced contact with my buyers to pitch their homes instead. The community says they are selling homes in under a week. More...

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