The goldstreamgazette tells MHProNews the residents of Lombardy MHC in Langford, British Columbia, Canada near Vancouver have been living under the threat of their community being sold the past two years. The senior residents who comprise the 20 home community are protected somewhat by a policy passed by the city in 2007, but that measure has never been tested. It requires the new owner to pay for disposal of homes that cannot be relocated, assist residents in finding new accommodations, and offer them first right of refusal for new homes built on the land. Additionally, if the community is sold, a provincial mandate requires homeowners be given one year’s notice and one year free site rent. While the stipulations for the new owner may deter a potential buyer, the fact the MHC might be sold also prevents current residents from being able to sell their homes, because the land is likely to be developed into something with a higher return. The family that owns it intends to leave it on the market until it sells.
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