If I live in a trailer court, can my landlord just evict me for no reason at all?

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If I live in a trailer court, can my landlord just evict me for no reason at all?

 Also, can they enter my property when I am not home without my consent?

Asked on July 19, 2011 under Real Estate Law, North Dakota

Answers:

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you have a written lease for the trailer court where you live, you need to read its terms carefully. The written lease is a contract between you and the property owner and sets forth the rights and obligations of each to the other. Grounds for possible eviction such as non-payment of rent or not keeping the leased area clean could be grounds for eviction. If the term of the lease is up, your landlord can evict you for no reason at all. If the lease's term is not up, there needs to be a reason for your eviction by the landlord.

Is the lease (oral or written) solely for the space in the trailer court, or for a mobile home and the space?

If you own the mobile home (as opposed to renting it) most likely the landlord cannot enter the unit without your consent even if the lease allows for the entry unless there is an emergency such as a fire within.

If you do not own the mobile home you are leasing, most States have laws giving the landlord ability to enter the unit upon reasonable notice for inspection. Reasonable notice is usually twenty-four hours at least.


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