Ultimately the mobile home rent matters were resolved with the help of the City of Thousand Oaks as discussed in this TOTV video:
Tonight the City of Thousand Oaks Rent Adjustment Commission met as a follow-up to last Monday's marathon 6 hour session to vote on a rent increase for the 161 tenants of the Thunderbird Oaks Mobile Home Park.
Tonight's session ended before 7:30 p.m. as compared to the midnight finale to last week's session.
The Commission voted to adopt the City's recommendation and grant a 15.7% "Just and Reasonable" increase in rent to the owner of the park, or $62 per space, over a 2 year period. This would be in addition to any other annual increases for inflation.
This increase will bring the average space of the age 55+ Thunderbird Oaks, located adjacent to the 101 Freeway next to The Lakes, to $456 per month, which would make Thunderbird the second most expensive mobile home park in Thousand Oaks, after Vallecito in Newbury Park.
The owner of the park, who in 2009 made net profit of over $443,000, was seeking an increase of $260.62 per month, and "not a penny less" according to his attorney in last week's session. In other words, the owner, A.V.M.G.H., Ltd. c/o Andrew V. Hohn of Fallbrook, California, believes he should be making net profit of roughly $950,000 per year on this park.
So without too much fanfare, a 15.7% rent increase was approved tonight by the Rent Adjustment Commission. Both parties have 14 days to appeal the decision.
Something tells me we have not seen the end of this one.
On deck is the continuance of the Ranch Mobile Home Park hearing next Monday, January 24th. The initial hearing was December 6th. Yes, the same owner, Andrew V. Hohn and A.V.M.G.H., LLC, filed an increase last year to raise the rent on this 72 tenant, elderly, low income park of 450%, or $587.45 per space, per month. The current average space rent there is $133/month for single wide trailers.
The proposed rent increase at Ranch in and of itself is more than the average rent of ALL mobile home parks in Thousand Oaks. The total proposed rent by Hohn is $720/month, which would make the space rent at Ranch 34% higher than the highest average rents in town (Vallecito).
Yes sir. There is an assault on the elderly in Thousand Oaks taking place. Stay tuned.