Ep. 69 | Mini-Series On Zoning Options To Utilize Your Property – Variance

On this episode of The Mobile Home Park Lawyer, Ferd continues his discussion on rezoning, focusing in on variances. Ferd explains when variances should be considered based on your park’s compliance with city code.   HIGHLIGHTS: 0:00 – Intro 1:23 – It’s hard to give a blanket answer to someone on what to do 1:58 […]

Ep. 68 | Mini-Series On Zoning Options To Utilize Your Property – Rezoning

On this episode of The Mobile Home Park Lawyer, Ferd discusses rezoning and the ins and outs of grandfathering. Ferd outlines everything you need to know about rezoning and warns us about some potential “gotcha” moments that could be involved.   HIGHLIGHTS: 0:00 – Intro 0:54 – Ferd discusses grandfathering 3:56 – Many city regulations […]

Ep. 67 | Tips To Avoid and Cure Frozen Pipes

On this episode of The Mobile Home Park Lawyer, Ferd touches on the extreme winter weather that we are seeing in parts of the country and gives us some tips to help avoid and cure frozen pipes. Enjoy!   HIGHLIGHTS: 0:00 – Intro 1:20 – Ferd mentions how most people find summer the hardest time […]

MHP ZONING CHALLENGES

Mobile home parks (MHPs) – also known by the more socially palatable moniker, manufactured home communities (MHCs), or the less appealing label trailer parks – present one of the most interesting conundrums in the real estate and housing sectors. MHPs provide a solution to the affordable housing crisis, yet so very few new communities are […]

Ep. 66 | Interview with MHP Owner Mark Bibas – Lessons Learned On His First Deal

On this episode of The Mobile Home Park Lawyer, Ferd speaks to a new mobile home park owner Mark Bibas. Mark tells us what he’s already learned about the business and shares some great cautionary tales to help us with our own ventures. Enjoy!   “I’ve certainly made a lot of mistakes in my due […]

Ep. 65 | Interview with Top 50 MHP Owner Daniel Weisfield

On this episode of The Mobile Home Park Lawyer, Ferd talks to Daniel Weisfield. Daniel and Ferd discuss MHP ownership and management and offer some great tips and tricks to other owners or people interested in MHP. Enjoy!   “I got that law degree and I never practiced, I feel very grateful for that decision. […]

CONSOLIDATION IN THE MOBILE HOME SEGMENT

Mobile home parks (MHPs) are ripe for consolidation due to a couple of prevailing trends:  1) Aging mom and pop owners 2) Increasing corporate and private investor interest in this highly profitable segment. Consolidation happens when ownership moves from single mom and pop owner-operators to corporate owners and professional operators owning multiple properties. It took longer for […]

Ep. 64 | Interview with MHP Owner Miles Noland – Navigating Master Lease MHP Deals

On this episode of The Mobile Home Park Lawyer, Ferd talks to Miles Noland about how he found his way to MHP and what he did to break into the industry. Miles shares his tips and tricks on how to improve your MHP. Enjoy!   “It took me a couple of years to study, feel […]

Ep. 63 | Forecast for The Biden Administration and its Impact on MHP and USA

On this episode of The Mobile Home Park Lawyer, Ferd talks about what he sees happening in the coming years with the new Biden Administration. Ferd discusses why he feels confident in his asset class, but doesn’t think everything will be rosy in 2021 with the potential changes.   HIGHLIGHTS: 0:00 – Intro 1:46 – […]

Ep. 62 | Don’t Ruin Your LLC Protection – How To Avoid Piercing The Corporate Veil

On this episode of The Mobile Home Park Lawyer, Ferd discusses protecting yourself through a limited liability company and provides you with some guidelines on how not pierce the corporate veil. Enjoy!   HIGHLIGHTS: 0:00 – Intro 0:50 – You cannot ever own property in your personal name 1:32 – You have to have an […]