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Challenging Entrance and Transfer Fees in Mobile Home Park Lot Rentals

By Roger D. Colton & Stephen D. Colton

The rising price of housing has made mobile homes the only viable alternative for homeownership by some low-income consumers. Due to their mixed status as owner/tenants, the nonmobility of most mobile homes, and the market power of park owners, people who live in mobile homes are often subject to abuses such as entrance or transfer fees. Advocates can use consumer protection laws and the process model of business to evaluate and challenge unfair and oppressive mobile home park fees.

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