What are the repurcussions if I abandon my mobile home?

I haven’t lived in my mobile home but I have been paying rent and it’s been killing me. I know a lot of people who leave the title on the table and abandon their mobile homes, what happens if I do that?

Asked on October 27, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are renting your mobile home and there is still some months left on the lease with your landlord as opposed to a month-to-month lease, you have the option to try and sublease it to another person who would pay you the rent which you in turn could pay the landlord. This might be an option for you.

If the lease is a monthly lease, you should then terminate the lease by giving a written thirty (30) day notice to the landlord.

If you are not in a month-to-month lease and the sublease option does not work for you, if you fail to pay on the balance of the lease, the landlord could very well sue you for the unpaid rent.

Perhaps a meeting with your landlord would be in order where he or she signs a written document ending your lease and all obligations that you may owe by a certain date?

Good luck.


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