The operation of mobile home parks is governed by Florida statutes. The section that talks about rent increases is 723.037. (link above)
In that section it talks about challenges to an announced rent increase:
“A committee, not to exceed five in number, designated by a majority of the affected mobile home owners or by the board of directors of the homeowners’ association, if applicable, and the park owner shall meet, at a mutually convenient time and place within 30 days after receipt by the homeowners of the notice of change, to discuss the reasons for the increase in lot rental amount, reduction in services or utilities, or change in rules and regulations.”
But there is a quote below, from the statute, which raises an issue as to whether a majority of “affected homeowners” have signed a document agreeing to representation by the homeowners association:
“The homeowners’ association shall have no standing to challenge the increase in lot rental amount, reduction in services or utilities, or change of rules and regulations unless a majority of the affected homeowners agree, in writing, to such representation.”
Does the meeting on October 26 meet these requirements, or is there some other explanation? Perhaps the meeting is just a fact finding mission that is not subject to the majority rule. Does anyone know the facts who is willing to explain how this works?
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