Huntington beach mobile home park court decision
Brookhurst & Pacific Coast Hwy in Huntington Beach CA photo D Ramey Logan
The courts have now sided against the City of Huntington Beach in the fight to sell parcels of the park land to it's residents.
Here is a snippet of the article:
"An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled against Huntington Beach and sided with a mobile home park owner looking to convert the land from rentals to for-sale.
Pacific Mobile Home Park, at Huntington Street and Atlanta Avenue, filed a lawsuit in August claiming the city broke the law when it turned down the park owner's request to convert the land and offer renters the opportunity to purchase the parcels under their coaches.
The court's decision, issued June 28, set aside the City Council's previous vote and requires the city to reconsider the application."
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We will have to keep an eye on how this progresses.
Residents fear that the park will be sold and turned into condos and that they will kick out the residents, forcing them to find another space for their home. This simply does not happen, but in theory it could.
It doesn't happen because the park owners have to buy out the residents at fair market value, then build the condos, then sell for a profit. This just doesn't make economic sense.
It looks like the park owner of Pacific MHP thinks that the best way to convert the park is to offer individual lots to the current occupants of that space. This may be good in the long run, but typically people who live in a mobile home don't have the means to make this kind of investment, so I suspect that not many will be sold.
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