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    SUN Communities took homes according to yet another lawsuit

    Sun Communities faces a lawsuit claiming the company took a former Traverse City man’s mobile home without his knowledge or consent — and claiming the company has done the same to many others. imothy Yamaoka is suing the company, which operates dozens of mobile home parks in Michigan, said Philip Rosi, Yamaoka’s attorney. The man used to live in Town and Country, one of Sun Communities properties, until he moved to Cadillac. The practice appears to be far more widespread, said Greg Abler, an attorney with Center for Civil Justice. The legal services program became involved after Rosi and his firm partner asked for their help, Abler said. Read the entire article Here.

    In Florida, the association representing SUN Communities and other REITS has been pushing legislative changes to FS723 to make such moves easier for their clients. Tucked away in Senate Bills 818 and 998 (presumably from the same source) is language removing the requirement to notify you by certified mail if facing eviction (for any reason, real or imaginary). Instead, regular mail to your local address would suffice with no requirement you receive it or any proof needed that it was sent. Last year, measures allowing park owners to run up bills which could total thousands of dollars in maintenance work on your property (with similar notice requirements) were retracted at the request of FMO and failed to become law. 

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