My father owns his own mobile home, but lives in a mobile home park. He is 75 years old. He got 2 ”anynomous” complaints about his dogs barking, and was told he needed to remove the dogs within 24 hours, or eviction proceedings would begin. This is what it says in his lease contract, but there is no time period..like quiet time between before x time and later than x time
D. All pets must be confined within the mobile home or in a fenced area. When not so confined, pets must be held on a short leash. Pets may not be leashed outdoors and left unattended at any time. No pets will be allowed to run at large. At large shall mean either in Park common areas or in another’s yard as reflected in a complaint from a Park Resident.
H. ANY DOG WHO’S BARKING DISTURB’S RESIDENTS NEIGHBORS’ ENJOYMENT OF THE PREMISES IS PROHIBITED. A SECOND VIOLATION IN A TWELVE MONTH PERIOD MAY BE GROUNDS FOR EVICTION.
K. ANY PET OWNER WHO RECEIVES TWO NOTICES OF VIOLATION OF ANY ANIMAL WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET RID OF SAID ANIMAL OR LEAVE THE PARK.
Like I stated, he recieved 2 anonomous complaints, and the landlords, gave him 24 hours to remove the animals or else. Does he have any legal rights?
Re: tenant rights
While he has legal rights, it would be hard for a judge to side with him here.
First, the mobile home laws are a bit different, since almost everybody owns the mobile home, but needs the park to have a place to live. Thus, he must obey the rules of the park. or it is “bye-bye”.
I feel for him, since I am also an animal lover (3 dogs and 2 cats), but he signed the lease and is bound by it.
His only chance would seem to be going to court (unlawful detainer) and hope that anonymous persons won’t show for the trial.
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