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Can manufactured home park management stop sending monthly

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Can manufactured home park management stop sending monthly statements to its residents? Park management wants residents to call and they will tell us how much we owe because they are having problems with the firm that prints up the statements. This appears to be permanent.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  C.Fortunato replied 7 years ago.
Hi JACustomer,
There are no laws or regulations that require property (including manufactured home parks) management companies to send monthly statements. Sending statements is a courtesy that management can stop at any time.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Couresty or not, There are other items, such as gas and electric in this park, added to the statement with the lot rent on it that I think I am entitled to have specific knowledge of because I use it. The lot rent is a given because you know what that amount is going to be from month to month, but the other items are different each month. I suppose PG&E and the telephone companies no longer need to provide you with a bill either. When I call park management, they can tell me whatever amount this wish to, no matter what the real bill is for the gas and electric. I have a problem with that strategy.

Expert:  C.Fortunato replied 7 years ago.
When you were getting statements, how were you informed as to how much of the payment was for gas and electric, and how much was for rent?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

On the statement

gas is listed first

.....gas provides details of tells you how much you used and it varies depending on the season winter is usually more than in summer.

electric is listed next

.....electric provides details of how much you used and it varies too, but not as much as the gas does.

and the lot rent is listed last and that currently is 408.99 until October, when it goes up to 421.26.

I am trying to do what I can to protect myself by making copies of the checks before I place it in the park management office mailbox, but I feel that is insufficient. How do I prove what I owe, if anything, at any given time without a statement? I was using the statements to see if there was any way I could cut down on the gas and electric and I was very pleased with the results and now I have nothing to go by.

Expert:  C.Fortunato replied 7 years ago.
When you received the statements for the gas and electric, how did you know these were the correct amounts, and not being made up by management? Did you also receive something from the gas and electric company(ies)?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Ps. No I did not receive anything from the gas and electric companies. I do not have a separate account. These go through Park management, they get the bill and divide it up by means of some formula.
Expert:  C.Fortunato replied 7 years ago.
That means the problem is not because there will no longer be statements - the problem is that there is no direct billing from the gas and electric companies.
In any event, I will opt out of this question so that someone else can help you further, because I don't know the rules for getting statements from gas and electric companies.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I think I will seek legal counsel on my own. Thank you!

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