San Bernardino, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: Who is considered the landlord for a mobile home if the mobile home owner rents, but the lot lease is in their name?

The owner of the mobile home rents out the rooms to their adult children. One of the adult children has damaged the property and is using illegal substances within the household and they want them out of the house. The adult children are not on any lease agreement for the mobile home park, how can the owner evict the adult child legally. Is the owner of the mobile home considered the landlord in this case? Or is the landlord still the mobile home park? Do they need to be involved in order to lawfully evict the non-lease tenant from the dwelling?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In the given scenario, the owner of the mobile home is typically considered the landlord for the specific dwelling unit within the mobile home park. The mobile home park itself is the landlord for the lot or space on which the mobile home is situated. Since the adult children are not on any lease agreement with the mobile home park, their relationship with the park itself may be limited. However, regarding the specific mobile home unit, the owner is responsible for managing the tenancy, including eviction proceedings. To lawfully evict the adult child, the owner should consult with an attorney familiar with landlord-tenant laws in their jurisdiction. The attorney can provide guidance on the appropriate legal steps to take and the specific requirements to follow to evict a non-lease tenant from the dwelling unit. It is important to adhere to the legal process to ensure a lawful eviction and protect the rights of all parties involved.

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