dailycamera reports from Lafayette, Colorado just north of Denver residents of Arbordale Acres MHC are upset over new clauses inserted in their leases this summer that prevents them from subletting their homes. Additionally, a home is considered abandoned if it is not sold or occupied by an approved tenant within 30 days following the departure or death of its owner, and may be disposed of by Kingsley Management Corp. Another stipulation from the management company requires residents to maintain landscaping, including lawns, trees and shrubs on this 250 homesite, 55-and older community. Residents have contacted lawyer Ann Mygatt who alleges the company inserted this new clause because there are many dead cottonwood trees that need to be removed, and that this is beyond routine maintenance. One resident said Kingsley took care of landscaping until they discovered it would require $60,000 to $70,000 to remove the dead trees. The article says no one from Kingsley responded to their requests for comment. Likewise, no one from Kingsley responded to MHProNews requests for comment. Kingsley operates 35 communities in eight western states from Texas to Idaho, according to their website.
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