Who pays to move a trailer off of a rented lot?

I own a trailer and have been paying lot rent for about 10 years. Last week I got a notice that the owner wants his property back and I will have to move in 30 days. He wants to get out of the trailer rent business and thinks that I will have to pay for relocation. But the owner of the trailer only pays if theymove on their own. There is no lease and I pay the lot rent each month. I want to know what my legal rights are?

Asked on October 31, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you own the trailer on the lot that you are renting from the owner of the property and he has advised you that he is getting out of the business of renting trailer spaces where he wants you to move the trailer that you own off of his property, it is your responsibilty to move the trailer within the stated time period at your own cost.

The rationale is that the trailer is your trailer, you are renting the lot, and if the owner wants the lease ended, you have to incur the costs for moving it.

Good luck.


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