What to do if I inherited a trailer on a rented lot but cannot afford the rent?

My mother owned a trailer which is in a park owned by someone else. My mother passed away and the trailer is mine to sell, etc. However, I cannot get a hold of the landlord in person; its been for a month now. I have no expertise in the situation nor money to continue to pay lot rent. I am not her next of kin legally as in I am not responsible for her final expenses or debts (she had a very small part in bringing me up).

Asked on November 5, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania


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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have inherited a mobile home from your mother but cannot afford the rent on the lot you have the option to either sell the trailer, rent it out, or move it from where it is located.

Since you cannot make personal contact with the landord, perhaps you could write him or her a letter about the situation and your proposal as to how to resolve the mobile home issue that you are confronting keeping a copy for future reference.

Good luck.

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