Recently, PLC Staff Attorney
Snell & Wilmer Partner Sean M. Sherlock and Associate Katie Henderson
achieved great results for an
elderly client who is the primary caregiver for her disabled grandson
. They survive solely on a fixed income of disability and Social Security, which caused her to fall behind on her space rent for her mobile home.
mobile home park operator attempted to evict our client and her grandson
, she put her mobile home up for sale and she found two legitimate buyers. However the operator denied both buyers, even though they later sold one of the buyers a different mobile home that they owned in the same park.
In almost all mobile home evictions, low-income mobile home owners don't have the means to move their home to another park. Therefore,
the operator essentially seizes the mobile home itself
. After it was apparent the operator wouldn’t give up on taking our client’s property, PLC and Snell & Wilmer filed an affirmative lawsuit against the park management and owners alleging interference with sale and violations of the mobilehome residency law (MRL).
After months of legal maneuvering, trial was finally scheduled for next month. At that point the mobile home park operator made a settlement offer which our client accepted.
The settlement proceeds enabled the client to purchase a new, single-family home.
Thank you Snell & Wilmer
for your continued partnership in supporting some of Orange County’s most vulnerable families and building real solutions to the homelessness crisis.