Q: How long does a lot owner have to give a mobile home owner to remove the mobile home from the lot?

Mobile home was left to my sister and I by my late father in 2021 and the land owner never communicated any expectations, demands, etc to my sister or I after inheriting the mobile home following the death of our father, the original home owner. Now he's threatened to remove the home himself whether I have emptied it of my belongings or not. As well as he only owns the land, not the mobile home.

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

A: In Georgia, the specific time frame a landowner must give a mobile home owner to remove their property from the land can vary based on several factors, including the terms of any lease or agreement and local regulations. However, if there's no existing lease or agreement specifying this, general principles of property and landlord-tenant law apply.

First, it's important to determine if there was any verbal or written agreement between your father and the landowner regarding the mobile home. If such an agreement existed, its terms would typically dictate the notice period required.

In the absence of an agreement, the landowner generally cannot remove your mobile home without providing reasonable notice. "Reasonable" can vary, but typically it means enough time for you to arrange for the removal of the mobile home and your belongings.

Since the landowner is threatening to remove the home, it's advisable to seek legal advice promptly. An attorney can help you understand your rights, negotiate with the landowner, and ensure that any actions taken are lawful and respectful of your property rights.

Remember, communication is key. Try to establish a dialogue with the landowner to understand their concerns and express your intentions regarding the mobile home. This may help in reaching an amicable solution without the need for legal intervention. If you're unable to resolve the issue directly, legal assistance can guide you through the next steps to protect your interests.

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