I own my mobile home and am behind on lot rent payments to the mobile home park. The park has TEN or more lots. What can happen?

The mobile home park can give you a written 5-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Vacate. The notice can be mailed, hand-delivered, or posted on or near your mobile home. The five days cannot include weekends or holidays when the court closes.

If you do not pay the rent within the five days or vacate, the landlord may terminate your rental agreement and file an eviction lawsuit against you. An eviction is the legal process to remove you from the home.

If you pay the rent as required in the notice, the landlord is not supposed to file an eviction against you. The landlord must accept your rent if you try to fully pay it within the five days.

If you cannot pay the rent in the five days and the landlord files an eviction against you, you may still catch up on rent during the eviction if you follow certain steps. You would have to pay the amount due, late charges, court costs, and attorney’s fees. If you do that, the court may deny the eviction – but only if you have not failed to pay more than twice.

Note: If after you move there, your mobile home park reduces in size to fewer than ten lots, you will continue to have these protections.

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