Q: Can a mobile home park owner give away abandoned homes in Iowa?
There is a mobile home in our rural park that was abandoned and left all trashed out. It was the home for feral cats and more. The floor was rotted way, windows knocked out, skirting off in most areas, just very trashy. The owner of the court is very tight with his money and didn't want to pay to have it condemned so he put it in the paper advertised as free home. The couple who moved in are filthy and lived in this place without a water heater for 9 months. They have 3 big dogs and a cat who all urinate inside and it smells awful!! The place is only a 2 bed and 1 bath. No room for the dogs to even move. My question is, can this owner give away trashy places like this and not make the people clean them up?. While we neighbors have to look at the piles of trash outside and very run down mobile home? Now he's giving away 3 more that are almost as bad as this one. This is in a county where there are no housing codes. Can he do this?
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