Scheduled for Wednesday, August 14th, is the long form rent hearing for Sundance Mobile Home Park. A nice mobile home park in northern Escondido, the park is asking for an enormous raise from an average of $534.00 per space/per month to an average of $1283.69 per space/per month. That's an increase of $749.69 per space.
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CEMV has prepared an analysis of the "free market" on mobile home rent control. As it is defined and explained, there is no "free market" in mobile home rent control and mobile home sales, and CEMV has prepared a report to discuss this reality. Feel free to download the report and share it with friends.
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Vista Verde MHP, a small, 100-space park north of El Norte Pkwy, was thought to be completely owned by the park owners. It has turned out that there are 9 residents who still own their homes and recently went through a long-form rent increase. The rent increase is one thing, but the real purpose of this increase is to challenge our Rent Control Ordinance. read more here
The efforts of the mobile home park owners to transfer the utilities from a master metered utility to a direct service utility is progressing with the CPUC. The administrative law judge has issued an order that initial briefs will be heard beginning on December 14 of this year.
We are expecting that the final decision for the case will be announced in April of 2013. We will continue to watch and see where this goes. For background on the issues, please read more here