Cellular residence tenants in West Kelowna have been requested to carry out repairs or be evicted

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A scared start to the holiday season for dozens of mobile home residents in northwest Kelowna. The owner of Maplewood Estates has issued an ultimatum.

The landlord’s notice to tenants at 129th Street and West Maple was taped on Dan Jackson’s door Thursday night, telling him to leave his house and take it away.

“Oh yeah, they want this property because they can build a bigger house on it and ask for more money,” Jackson said.

Many of the estimated 400 mobile home owners have been told they need to make repairs. Everything from removing temporary steps to painting or replacing baseboards and siding.

“When we’re in the middle of a COVID virus pandemic and they hit this against all of these people. Many of them don’t work and I have social security, ”said resident Linda Ishaii.

If the repairs are not carried out by December 18, the lease on the property on which the mobile home is located will be terminated.

The letter tells Jackson that the latticework on three sides of his carport needs to be demolished and replaced with solid wood, even if he says it has stood that way for more than five years.

“I don’t have the resources to do it,” he said.

But in another part of Maplewood Estates, Cookie Hubbs says she’ll happily obey orders to replace her back stairs.

“I definitely think it’s reasonable because number one is what you agreed on when you signed the document, and number two improves the ability to have better tenants, people who don’t throw their houses in the trash throw, “said Hubbs.

The mobile home parking garage was closed due to recent exposure to COVID-19, so 6 news items called the number provided.

“I’ll have someone to call you back.”

It is a difficult task for many retired residents with steady income.

A 30-day notice period for repairs listed by the landlord or lease violation and eviction. These mobile homeowners say the timing and tone don’t go with the vacation spirit.

“I absolutely believe we are being bullied,” said Ishaii.

6 News has not yet received a recall from mobile home park owners who are outside of the state. Many of the tenants pay around $ 500 a month to rent a property.

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