In Calif., is it legal for a constr. contractor
and owner of a investment co. who is neither a licensed MH dealer or Realtor to buy, install and sell "new" mobile homes
on leased land in senior MH parks that operate under rent control
? The Seller artificially inflates the value and price of these homes an to unsuspecting low-income seniors, on it, and sell it "as is" and at the same time ? The contractor is not a licensed
JA: Does this involve a written or oral agreement? Is it a month-to-month lease or fixed term?
Customer: It involves both oral and written aspects, and with Park Mgt approval, he sells the homes w/o completing the Park's lease agreements, passing along the costs of completion, i.e., required concrete, carports, awnings, fences, etc., which the Park then forces the new owner to complete. He also writes "security notes," which I think is a conflict of interest.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Yes, I think this is a predatory practice and that Park Mgt is also wrong in not forcing the Seller to complete Park's lease requirements and selling the home "as is." In my case, I bought it not knowing he promised to put in a fence for my neighbor
. My neighbor tore down his fence, which I didn't know until after I closed escrow
. Now Park Mgr wants me to replace his fence.