Tenants who don’t get along
Tenants in mobile home parks sometimes don’t get along with each other. They may have personality conflicts or lifestyle activities that clash. Some are vocal in their disputes, disturbing neighbors. It gets old for park owners who must constantly broker peace.
Tenants who break appliances
If the rental contract states that the park supplies appliances, you must deal with tenants who abuse them. Frequent repair calls and the cost of replacing broken or worn-out appliances take a toll on your resources.
Tenants who misunderstand about the security deposit
Tenants commonly misunderstand how security deposits may or may not be used. Some believe they can use the deposit to pay for their last month’s rent, even if the rental contract states otherwise. Conversations with such a tenant are not usually pleasant.
Tenants who violate rules
Tenants who violate contract rules and park rules must be handled. Some tenants violate rules unintentionally and cooperate when confronted. Other tenants violate rules willfully and do not cooperate. A park owner may have to threaten eviction and be prepared to follow through.
Tenants who must be evicted
Sometimes evictions are a necessary last resort after a tenant has ignored his or her chances to fall into compliance. Evictions take a park owner’s time, resources, and money. Few owners look forward to delivering an eviction notice, filing documentation in court, attending a court hearing, and trying to collect past-due rent.