MAY MANOR MOBILE HOME PARK
PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS
May Manor Mobile Home Park is a privately owned, adult, manufactured housing community. While our rules and regulations are primarily formulated to provide for a healthy, convenient, secure, and pleasant community, other portions of these rules are governed by existing laws and statutes. Your consideration and courtesy to others and your cooperation in the maintenance of your home and lot will ensure the sustenance of the highest standards of our community. The following rules and regulations are intended for the comfort, welfare, and safety of yourself and your visitors and to maintain the appearance and reputation of May Manor Mobile Home Park. Rules and regulations may be changed or amended as stipulated in Paragraph (16) of this exhibit.
THE MOBILE HOME
(a) Mobile homes shall be attractively maintained by the tenant and shall comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, and regulations of the state, county, city, and park.
(b) An acceptable mobile home must be of quality, design and exterior appearance compatible with the standards of the Park at time of placement. Each home must be sited by the vending dealer or a landlord approved company.
(c) Location, set-back and final home position on the lot will be at the overall direction of the Park Manager. Hitches and tongues must be removed within seven (7) days of siting.
(d) Skirting must be of the split-block type and be installed in a manner to provide ready access to the underside of the home to facilitate repair and inspection of under home facilities. Requirement for block skirting may be waived by management, if in the opinion of the resident manager, the existing skirting is in good condition, properly installed and does not detract from the appearance of the mobile home.
(e) A concrete driveway to the street, a minimum of 10 feet wide, draining to the street, an aluminum carport (minimum 11’ x 30’ in size), a concrete patio and aluminum patio cover, concrete steps at each entrance, a fully sodded lawn, split-block skirting and hitch/tongue removal must be accomplished at time of placement and prior to occupancy of the home.
(f) Awnings, cabanas, utility buildings and other additions to the home must be constructed of aluminum. All aluminum must be new material, a minimum of .025 gauge, and of an acceptable color or finish. Unfinished (silver color) aluminum will not be permitted.
(g) All exterior TV antenna installations must be approved by the Park Manager prior to installation. No new citizen band, shortwave, or other communication type antennas will be permitted unless specifically approved in writing by the Park Manager.
(h) The Landlord reserves the right to refuse to allow any mobile home to remain in the Park if said mobile home is in a poor state of repair, unsightly, unsafe, uninhabitable or fails to comply with minimum park standards. When such a condition is found to be present, the tenant shall be notified of the particular violation of this rule and afforded the statutory time permitted to correct the violation. If such correction is not accomplished, eviction proceedings shall be initiated as specified in Chapter 13a (3) of these rules and regulations and in accordance with Chapter 723, Florida Statutes. The decision of the Landlord shall be final.
(3) THE MOBILE HOME SPACE SITE
(a) The tenant is responsible for the overall appearance of the homesite. The homesite shall be kept orderly, neat, clean and free of litter. Storage of lumber, pipe, blocks, building materials, etc. must be within an approved enclosure and not visible from the streets or other homesites. Mowing, trimming, edging, weeding, and general care of the lawn and shrubs is the responsibility of the tenant. Additional landscaping and shrubs may be planted to enhance the appearance of the homesite, however, no tree shall be planted without prior approval of the Park Manager.
(b) Tenants failing to maintain their homesite to satisfactory standards will be liable for expense incurred to bring the homesite to standards. The Park reserves the right to hire lawn services or labor to maintain the site and bill the tenant for such services. As provided in Sect. VIII 3 (h) of the Prospectus, the Park will charge $10 per mowing and, as provided in Sect. VIII 3 (i), the Park will charge a minimum of $15.00 for trimming, edging, weeding of planters or any service which is the responsibility of the mobile home owner.
(c) Mobile home sites are non-transferable, rented to the registered tenant only. Homes located in the Park shall not be rented, leased, loaned or otherwise occupied by other than the registered tenant unless written approval has been obtained from the Park Manager for other arrangements. Requests must be submitted in writing and written approval received prior to occupancy by anyone other than the registered tenant. All requests must state the name, address and ages of persons who will occupy the home, the exact term of their occupancy, and a statement by the homeowner that he/she accepts full responsibility for the conduct of those persons while in the Park. All requests must be signed by the registered tenant. Requests will be rejected if persons listed on the request do not qualify for tenancy as stipulated in section (11) of these rules. As an exception, requests may be submitted for immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, son or daughter) to utilize your home for a period not to exceed two weeks, even though an accompanying grandchild, niece or nephew may not qualify for tenancy. Management further reserves the right to immediately terminate the written approval and expel the occupants if their conduct interferes with the peaceful enjoyment of the Park by other registered tenants. Persons occupying a home, with written approval from management, shall not permit the home to be occupied by anyone not listed on the approval. Utility turn-on, furnishing of keys to the home, etc. shall be the sole responsibility of the registered tenant/homeowner. Upon arrival, approved occupants must register at the Park office. This rule does not restrict the assumption of existing tenancies by qualified purchasers as stipulated in Ch. 723.059 Florida Statutes.
(d) There shall be no fencing of any type on individual homesites.
(e) Only umbrella type laundry lines may be installed at the rear of the home. Pole location must be approved by the Park Manager to preclude damage to utilities.
(f) Only furniture specifically designed for outside use is allowed outside the home.
(g) Running sprinklers and hoses will not be left unattended and shall be directed in a manner to preclude run-off of water into park streets.
(h) Homesite improvements shall be at the tenant’s expense and must be approved by the Park Manager prior to commencement of work.
(i) Water and sewer are furnished to each mobile home by the Landlord. Tenants will exercise prudence in water usage, shall repair all internal mobile home leaks immediately and report all external leaks to the Park Manager.
(4) RECREATION FACILITIES
(a) Recreation facilities are provided for the use of tenants. Guests may utilize recreation facilities if accompanied by the tenant and if such usage does not interfere with the use of the facility by other tenants.
(b) Rules regarding each facility are posted at the facility for your safety and convenience. Use of facilities and equipment is at your own risk. Management reserves the right to immediately expel and prohibit use of any facility to any tenant or guest when flagrant rule violations create a hazard to the safety of the tenant, guest or others, or interferes with the rights of others to use the facility pleasantly and enjoyably.
(c) Alcoholic beverages will not be introduced to nor consumed at any recreational facility nor will they be consumed on Park streets or other public areas.
(d) No pets will be permitted in recreation areas.
(e) The recreation hall is available to tenants for private parties by applying in writing to the Park Manager stating the nature of the party, number of guests, date and time desired. Each request will receive consideration based on previous commitments. No party will be approved wherein the object of the party is to sell, promote or otherwise participate in a commercial venture. All rules pertinent to the use of the facility will remain in effect for private parties and a $50 refundable cleaning deposit will be required. If the recreation hall is left in a clean arranged condition, the deposit will be refunded.
(f) Swimming pool capacity is twenty (20) people. Registered Park tenants have priority on pool usage.
(a) All guests must register at the Park office within 24 hours of arrival in the Park. Weekend arrivals may register Monday. Guests are defined as a visitor whose stay does not exceed 15 consecutive days or 30 total days per year.
(b) Tenants are responsible to notify the Park office of a guest’s arrival and departure from the park.
(c) Tenants are responsible for the actions of their guests.
(d) Only registered guests will be permitted to use Park recreational facilities. Guest passes will be
provided by the Park at the time of registration. Passes are to be surrendered to the Park office upon the guest’s departure.
(e) Guests remaining in the Park in excess of 15 days per month must obtain written approval of Management.
(f) Roomers are not guests. Application in writing must be made to the Park Office and Management approval must be obtained prior to accepting a roomer into your home. Only in severe circumstances (i.e. resident nurse, necessary housekeeper) will such requests be approved.
(a) Pets, while permitted in the Park, shall be of an accepted household type pet (dog, cat, fish, bird). Exotic pets and/or reptiles are prohibited.
(b) When outside the home, even at your homesite, pets must be kept on a leash.
(c) Only one pet per family will be permitted. Dogs shall be limited to 25 pounds at maturity unless written approval for an exception has been granted by the Park Manager.
(d) Pets are to be walked at your homesite or in common areas, not on a neighbor’s lawn. Tenants are responsible to clean up pet droppings immediately.
(e) No dog houses are permitted.
(f) Visitors (guests) pets are not permitted in the park.
(g) Infractions of pet rules will result in one warning. Continued rule infractions will result in the tenant being required to permanently remove the pet from the Park or vacate the homesite.
(7) VEHICLES, TRAFFIC & TRAILERS
(a) The speed limit within the Park is 15 miles per hour.
(b) Pedestrians, bicycles and golf carts have the right of way.
(c) Trucks over ¾ ton and commercial type vehicles are not permitted.
(d) On street parking in prohibited (except for temporary guests).
(e) Boats, travel trailers, motorhomes, utility trailers and truck “slide-in” campers are the sole responsibility of the tenant. When possible, the Park will provide a designated area for these vehicles, however, if such area is not provided, the tenant is responsible for parking and/or storage outside the Park. Said vehicles are not permitted at the homesite nor are guest vehicles of this type permitted at the homesite. Placement and storage, access to and removal from, the parking area, when so provided, shall be at the owner’s risk. The Park assumes no liability for any damages sustained to the vehicle or components of, maintenance of or provision of, any roadway or access to the storage site, if provided. Owner as used above refers to vehicle owner.
(f) Unlicensed and/or inoperative vehicles are not permitted.
(g) Washing, minor repairs and upkeep of automobiles are permitted, however, major automobile repairs are prohibited.
(h) The Landlord reserves the right to prohibit any vehicular traffic within the Park which would be detrimental to the safety or well being of the tenants or which would adversely affect the preservation of the Park grounds and roadways.
(i) Motorcycles, mopeds, gasoline powered golf carts, all terrain vehicles or any type vehicle which when operated within the Park, creates a loud or disturbing sound to other tenants, and after assessment of this disturbance has been made by the Park Manager; the Park Manager may, at his/her discretion require immediate and permanent removal of said vehicle or may stipulate repairs to be made to rectify the cause of the disturbance (i.e. faulty muffler, loud mufflers, etc.).
(a) Do not overload washing machines and dryers.
(b) Clean machines after using.
(c) Dyeing of clothes in machines is prohibited.
(d) Clothes drying at the homesite is permitted only on umbrella type clotheslines.
(a) Trash cans should be placed at streetside on Monday and Thursday mornings for trash collection. At all other times cans should be placed at an inconspicuous location at the homesite.
(b) Burning of trash, litter, leaves, etc. is prohibited.
(a) Tenants are responsible to provide numbered mailboxes at their homesite.
(b) Selling, soliciting, peddling, yard and garage sales and/or commercial enterprises within the Park are prohibited. The rights of tenants to: peacefully assemble in open public meeting for any lawful purpose, freely communicate, assemble among themselves to discuss problems relative to the Park, canvass other homeowners, as stipulated in Section 723.054, Florida Statutes, shall not be infringed upon by this rule. This rule is intended solely to prohibit commercial ventures, door-to-door sales, and other forms of commercial solicitation within the Park which would infringe upon the privacy and peaceful enjoyment of the Park by registered tenants.
(c) Feeding of birds and other Park wildlife is prohibited. Scattered feed will attract rats, stray dogs and cats, etc. and create an intolerable situation.
(d) Neighborhood disputes and squabbles among tenants are not the concern of the Landlord or Park Management, unless the community is involved. Personality conflicts will be resolved by being a good neighbor. Should management intervention become necessary, action will be initiated to remove the offending tenant or tenants from the community.
(e) Tenants shall conduct themselves and cause their guests to conduct themselves in a manner that does not disturb other tenants or constitute a breach of peace. Any disturbance of the peace,
drunkenness, profanity, or indecency within the Park will not be tolerated. Television, radio, stereo and musical instruments must be operated in a manner to preclude the disturbance of other tenants.
(f) Visiting children must remain at the host lot and will not be permitted to roam freely in the Park or
other tenant’s homesites.
(g) The Park Manager is to be notified immediately of any vandalism to private or Park property.
(h) Tenants are responsible for damages caused by their family or guests.
(i) If you have called for Fire, Ambulance, or Police services, please notify the Park office immediately. Many times we can assist these services to find your home quickly.
(j) We solicit your suggestions and ideas for park improvement. Please submit your complaints or suggestions to the Park office, in writing, for consideration.
(a) The Landlord reserves the right to refuse admittance.
(b) Application must be made and references provided before admittance.
(c) May Manor is a community intended and operated for occupancy by person 55 years of age and older and, as such, adheres to the requirements of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995. Consequently, at least 80 percent of the occupied units must be occupied by at least one person who is 55 years of age or older as of the date of occupancy.
At the time of application for initial occupancy, or upon demand of the Community Management, all prospective residents and all existing residents shall be required to produce for inspection and copying, one of the following age verification documents: driver’s license; birth certificate; passport; immigration card; military identification; other valid local, state, national or international documents containing a birth date of comparable reliability or a certification in a lease, rental agreement, application, affidavit or other document signed by an adult member of a household asserting the age of the occupants of said home.
The minimum age for all residents is 50. Notwithstanding the above, the Community Management reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to grant exceptions to the minimum age requirement of this Rule, while still maintaining compliance with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995.
To allow for the possibility of a younger spouse, or family member, one member of the prospective tenant’s household may be under 50 years old, but in no circumstances under 45 years old unless specific exemption has been granted by Community Management as specified above.
(d) Tenancy will be terminated for any resident convicted of a crime which would endanger the safety, security and/or well-being of the other Park residents.
(e) Homesites are to be occupied by no more than two adults unless written approval of Management has been obtained for other arrangements. This rule is intended to provide for the possible care of an ill or invalid parent or relative and does not affect guest rules.
(12) RENTS AND FEES
(a) The minimum lease agreement is for twelve (12) calendar months.
(b) Rent is due on the first day of each month and becomes delinquent on the fifth day of the month. A delinquent fee (late charge) of 10% of the rental amount will be assessed for rents received after the fifth day of the month due, 15% if delinquent for 30 days or more.
(c) Additional rental fees may be imposed for homesites occupied by more than two adults.
(see rule (11) (f) above and Sect. VIII 3 (d) of Prospectus.)
(d) Tenants departing for extended absence must make arrangements for rental payment with the Park Manager.
(e) All rental payments must be tendered in US Funds.
(f) Florida Statutes provide for eviction of tenants for non-payment of rent. While we hope that this statute never has to be implemented, non-payment of rent cannot and will not be tolerated. Non-payment can further subject the offender to possible court costs, attorney fees, late charges and other fees associated with the collection process.
(g) Changes in rental fees are explained in this Prospectus, Section VIII.
(a) Chapter 723, Florida Statutes, provides that a Landlord may evict tenants for:
(1) Non payment of rent.
(2) Conviction of a violation of Federal, State, or local law or ordinance, which violation may be
deemed detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of other residents of the Park.
(3) Violation of a Park rule or regulation, the rental agreement or CH 723. F. S., as prescribed by
Sect. 723.061, F. S.
(4) Change in the use of the land comprising the Park or a portion thereof.
(5) Failure of the purchase of a mobile home situated in the Park to be qualified as or to obtain
approval to become a tenant.
(14) SALE OF MOBILE HOMES
(a) Tenants selling mobile homes cannot guarantee prospective buyers a site in the Park. If a buyer does not qualify for tenancy, the mobile home must be moved from the premises at the time of sale.
(b) All “For Sale” signs must be placed on the mobile home, not on the lot. No “For Sale” sign larger than 12” x 18” will be permitted.
(c) Tenant may sell his/her mobile home privately or, if requested, Landlord will assist in the sale for a reasonable fee to be agreed upon.
(d) Section VI of this Prospectus (Mobile Home Owner Required Improvements) will govern mobile homes sold within the Park. This provision must be understood and agreed upon by the prospective buyer.
(15) STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
(a) The owners and management of May Manor Mobile Home Park absolve themselves from all liability and responsibility pertaining to loss by fire, theft, property damage, accident or any cause whatever. The tenants further covenant to hold harmless and indemnify: May Manor Mobile Home Park from and against any and all liabilities arising from injuries during their term of occupancy to any person or property caused wholly or in part, directly or indirectly, by an act or omission of the other tenants, licensees, families or guests.
(b) Tenants and guests avail themselves of the use of all recreational facilities at their own risk.
(16) CHANGES IN RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Park owner shall give written notice to each mobile home owner at least ninety (90) days prior to a change in rules and regulations. Rules adopted as a result of restrictions imposed by governmental
entities and required to protect the public health, safety, and welfare may be enforced prior to the expiration of the ninety (90) day period.
A committee, not to exceed five (5) in number, designated by a majority of the mobile home owners, or, if a homeowner’s association has been formed, designated by the Board of Directors, shall meet with the Park owner to discuss such change within thirty (30) days of the notice from the Park owner.
Within fifteen (15) days of the meeting described above, the home owners shall request that the dispute be submitted to mediation, pursuant to 723.038 F. S., if a majority of the homeowner’s association, if one has been established, have stated, in writing, that the change in the rules and regulations is unreasonable.
If both parties subsequently agree, they may request that the dispute be arbitrated rather than mediated. No action relating to a dispute as to changes in rules and regulations may be filed in any court unless and until a request has been submitted to the division for mediation or arbitration and the request has been processed in accordance with 723.038, F. S. If a party refuses to agree to mediate or arbitrate, or fails to request mediation, upon proper request, that party shall not be entitled to the attorney’s fees in any action relating to a dispute as described in this paragraph.
However, the mediation or arbitration shall not be binding unless the parties agree otherwise in writing.