My question involves Owner/Resident laws concerning Mobile Home Parks in the State of New Hampshire.
My wife and I reside in a mobile home park in NH. We have been here for two years. We own our mobile home, and pay lot rent of $350.00 per month. Our issue with the owner/landlord is that there is a huge Silver Maple Tree that is practically touching the side of our home. It measures only 3" away from our home at the base of the tree and only 7" from the roof top to the tree. Our concern is that this tree could easily fall on over and crush our home. We live at the beginning of the White mountains and near the big lake. We experience severe thunderstorms in the summer that are usually accompanied by high winds, and in the winter the storms consist of lot's of snow and high winds. There are also power lines that go in between the limbs and branches. I was told by someone from legal aid that since we own the mobile Home and the owner owns the land, that he is responsible for removing the tree at his expense. The owners park rules state that residents do NOT have the right to trim or cut down trees. The rules further state that any problems with the mobile home itself (plumbing, electricity, heating, etc) are the responsibility of the home owner, and anything outside the home (plumbing, electricity etc) is the responsibility of the park owner. I was told by the person I spoke with from legal aid that since the tree is his, he must cut it down since it is a danger to not only our home but possibly our lives as well. Last year I emailed the Owner a certified letter apprising him of the situation. His return email said and I quote: "I will remove the tree when I am good and ready." So one week ago I mailed him a certified letter (return receipt requested). I just today received the return receipt. It was signed by him. What I am asking is for a second opinion as to whether the owner must remove this dangerous tree, how long he has to do the job, and if he refuses, what are my options. I cannot afford a lawyer so what options, if any, do I have? Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance...........P.S. I attached a picture of the tree and the side of our mobile home.