As part of the preparation for our day in court, a professional market rental rate survey was conducted by a certified appraisal company, Integra Realty Resources. “The appraisal conformed to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice of the Appraisal Institute, and applicable state and federal appraisal regulations.”
Here is a link to the appraisal report:
We are sharing this with you so you can decide if the current slip rates being charged by DPHP were reasonably determined and the methodology used adequate to comply with the mandates of the Tidelands Grant. Click here for a link to the survey completed by DPHP to justify the onerous slip rate increases in October 2021.
We have asked the Orange County Real Estate Office to share with us their assessment and evaluation of DPHP’s market rate survey and, to date, have not received a copy of their analysis. Since it has been months since our request, one can assume that the County Office charged with oversight of the lease is not doing its job and appears to be rubber-stamping whatever requests are made by DPHP.
As the old saying suggests, Is the fox guarding the henhouse? When will the Orange County Board of Supervisors demand oversight of this multi-million project?
We haven’t had our day in court yet but will do so when the Motion for Summary Judgement is overturned on appeal. We look forward to presenting our arguments to the Court of Appeals, which we feel confident will agree that Slipholders/boaters are third-party beneficiaries of the Master Lease of the marina, a marina build for the benefit of boaters.
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