If I have lived in a mobile home community for 37 years, can I just now be made to store my motorcycle and remove my boat?

Recently, a corporation purchased the community and it is forcing me to put the motorcycle in a shed and remove my boat. There have never been any complaints in the neighborhood and there is more than adequate space. Can it enforce me to do this given how long I have been a responsible resident? I am 80 years old, living on a fixed income and handicapped as well. For all it’s worth, in the spring, summer and fall I use the cycle on a daily basis and the boat on a weekly basis. I can ill afford a shed and a- off location storage fee for the boat.

Asked on March 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If there are no conditions with respect to the motorcyle and boat that you have under your existing lease at the premises where you live then you are under no contractual obligation to place the motorcycle in a shed and remove your boat.

The problem that I foresee is that when your lease comes up, the new landlord can either refuse to rent to you in the future or require that you store the motorcycle in a shed and take your boat off of the premises.


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