We had some friends put a nice, top-of-the-line double-wide mobile home on the southern 30 acres of our property… only to end up leaving under dire circumstances (see video above).
My wife & I cared for the home for over a year. We cleaned it, kept critters out, paid the power bill, winterized it to keep pipes from busting, and so on.
When the lender took possession, I escorted the re-marketing agent to the property.
When the repo guy wanted to visit, I treated him with equal accommodation.
They indicated they’d sell the property, but never did.
After 3.5 months of this, I sent them a demand letter, via certified mail, instructing that they had failed to remove their home from my property, and thus were hijacking & holding hostage my land… since I could neither sell it nor lease the homesite with their home trespassing on it! I also noted that they owed restitution for storage & maintenance.
All they had to do was remove the home and reimburse me within 30 days – but they did neither.
I then hired an attorney in town who’s been practicing for 56 years (yes, he’s getting up there in age!), and he sent them yet another certified mail letter noting that they now had 10 days under law to satisfy the possessory lien we now had on the property.
If they didn’t, we’d hold a public auction and sell the property to a third party who would do the two things they had heretofore failed to do – REMOVE the home & REPAY us.
Once more, they failed to act, and so I sold the home to one of my LLCs at public auction.
NOTE: Did you catch that? I do EVERYTHING with SPECIFIC INTENT!
RE-read that last sentence & note that I sold the home to one of my LLCs (NOT ME IN MY INDIVIDUAL, PERSONAL CAPACITY)!
My attorney sent the papers to the Tax Commission to have title changed, so we were finally headed for closure… and then I got a phone call.