Are there any laws restricting the contact between a mobile home park resident and management?

The mobile home park I live in and I are having a difference of opinion on personal information and contact. I’ve heard that there are laws restricting how the management is allowed to contact me, but I am unable to find the exact laws/statutes/provisions that state that. Are there really laws that restrict how I can be contacted and in what form/frequency?

Asked on September 7, 2010 under Real Estate Law, Michigan


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

There are laws restricting how a collections agency can contact a debtor; there are no laws or restrictions on how a landlord or a mobile home park can contact a renter or resident. (There are also rules about a landlord's right to access a renter's property--e.g. for inspections, repairs, to show other perspective tenants--but no laws about simply calling, emailing, writing, faxing, etc.)

Note that if there is a lease or other agreement currently in place, the management can't necessarily ask for anything not required by that lease or agreement; though they can ask for additional or different information on renewal of the agreement (or possibly refuse to renew, if you are a "difficult" tenant).

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