Can the marina owner where I live in my floating home change the tenant agreement rules without my consent?

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Can the marina owner where I live in my floating home change the tenant agreement rules without my consent?

I own a floating home in a privately owned marina which is up for sale. I signed a 32 rule tenant agreement when I purchased. The marina owners have revised the agreement to 90 rules. I lost a sale because of one particular rule that states “no one may be in a home without the presence of the homeowner” (i.e. I could not go on vacation and leave a friend/relative in my home or if I had guests; I couldn’t even go to the grocery without taking them with me). I didn’t sign up for this and I lost a good sale over it. I could lose another one. Do I have any rights here?

Asked on December 5, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Oregon

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Good question. The 32 rules that you agreed to deals with the rules that were in effect when you signed the lease for your floating home. These 32 rules can be increased by the landlord to any future tenant if the landlord wishes to do so.

This is apparently what the landlord wants to do with future tenants at this marina. The 90 rules do not pertain to you but very well could pertain to any person who ends up buying your floating home assuming he or she wish to keep it at this particular private marina.

From what you have written, it seems as though the landlord can make changes to the rules to future tenants. You might want to read your lease as well as far as the landlord's right to change and desigated rules applying to the marina.


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