Saratoga Springs, NY asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York

Q: Can I be evicted from mobile home park based on alleged false answers on application over a year and half ago

Used parents’ address as my legal address during prison term on application; after paying for a background check to be performed, which I eventually passed and was approved to sign a lease. My third lease this year they refused to enter into after offering me the lease to sign.

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: The legality of eviction from a mobile home park based on alleged false answers on an application can vary based on state laws and the specifics of the lease agreement.

Generally, if the lease agreement or park rules explicitly prohibit providing false information on an application, and it can be proven that false information was indeed provided, this could potentially be grounds for eviction.

However, the fact that this occurred over a year and a half ago and you have since been approved for and signed multiple leases might complicate the situation. It's also relevant to consider whether the information in question (using your parents' address during a prison term) materially affected the approval of your application. Legal proceedings for eviction often require the landlord to prove that the tenant violated the lease terms.

Given the complexities of such cases, it would be prudent to seek detailed legal advice specific to your situation, including an examination of your lease agreement and the laws of your state. Legal representation might be necessary to navigate this issue effectively.

Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: New York State Law requires the landlord to offer a renewal lease if your mobile home park has three or more manufactured homes.

No rent regulation exists for tenants in parks with less than three other homes. If so, a landlord does not need a reason to end the tenancy.

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