Rules & Regulations
Guests & Subleasing
Some parks allow subleasing and/or unregistered guests. We think this short-term approach causes many long-term problems. Rental units just don't reflect the same level of "pride of ownership" that we see in owner occupied homes. In addition, enforcing rules and maintenance violations against renters is much more difficult. Unregistered guests are a concern for several reasons, not the least of which is that we don't know their identity and we've not verified their income, credit or completed background checks. If this unknown person takes control of a home, stops paying the rent and starts violating park rules, this can cause an enormous amount of stress for the manager, the adjacent tenants and cost the park $1K's in legal fees (for starters...)
Success here means we don't allow subleasing (rentals) and all homes must be occupied by their titled and registered owners. We only allow guests to stay in the park 20 consecutive or 30 total days within a 12 month period. Guests staying longer must complete a guest registration form and be accepted by the park, assuming they meet the following conditions: the home has sufficient bedrooms (limit is 2 adults per bedroom,) we believe the guest will follow the rules and be a "good citizens," and they acknowledge they have no right of tenancy and to vacate in the absence of the titled owner.
Once a quarter and in the newsletters, remind the tenants about the the guest stay and live-in health care provider rules
Keep a watchful on the "comings and goings" of non-residdent vehicles (early morning and late evening strolls are recommended) and enter notes in RM with your observations.
If it's determined or suspected a guest is beyond 20 days or moved into the park, contact the tenant and ask, "what's up?" and share this information with the offsite manager