What to do if I purchased a mobile home, then moved in, and was told by the park owners that I had 2days to get out?

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What to do if I purchased a mobile home, then moved in, and was told by the park owners that I had 2days to get out?

After purchasing the mobile home, I contacted the park and was told that the previous owners broke the rules as they did not have me complete a background check before purchase. I was told to contact the park manager to get this done ASAP and that everything would be fine. Then 5 minutes later, I got a call telling me to get out by the weekend or I would be arrested for trespassing. I have a few hours and no where to go and have no way to get a moving truck on such short notice

Asked on September 11, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, it is you who is required to ensure that while you have all the necessary legal stuff out of the way and completed on the mobile home itself, you also need to do that with the rental piece of it since you do not own the land underneath the home. You can absolutely contact the proper authorities tomorrow morning (attorney general in your state) and ask if you can seek their immediate help in this matter. Since this is a mobile home and the landlords (park owner operators) appear to not be very helpful, you can pay to have the home moved to another park and sue the previous owners who sold you the mobile home for reimbursement of those expenses. Keep in mind this is not a quick or simple process but may be one of your only options at this point if the attorney general cannot change the landlords' minds.


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