Has your rent for your mobile home just drastically gone up? Think you have no choice but to pay the huge increase? Think again. You may have recourse against the high rent. Don’t automatically assume that you don’t. It may be helpful to consult with a renters rights attorney. While California state law does not cover rent increases, some areas have local rent control ordinances which you may not be aware of. There are over 100 cities and counties within the state which do cover rent increases. See Civil Code Sections 798.17(a) and 1947.8.
In addition, there are some situations in which a rent control ordinance might be exempted. Renters must be provided with written notice 90 days in advance of the increase. Many landlords do not comply with the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL).
If you are the victim of what you may believe is an illegal increase in rent, don’t just stand there and do nothing. Fight for your rights. Get some help. Contact an attorney who deals with renters rights law. You need someone on your side who will stand up for your rights.