Wednesday, October 05, 2005

“We Must Talk” - Pre-mediation Settlement Discussions Required in Certain Mobile Home Disputes

F.S. 723.037 of Florida’s Mobile Home Park Lot Tenancies statute [Chapter 723, Florida Statutes] requires mobile home park owners and a committee of mobile home owners [or the mobile homeowners’ association board of directors’ designees] to meet within 30 days after receipt by the homeowners of a notice of change in lot rental amounts, reductions in services or utilities or changes in rules or regulations. Ground rules are set forth in the statute. This is a pre-requisite to the parties proceeding to mediation. Is this a good idea?

By the way, as you may have suspected, pre-suit mediation is required before litigation.

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