My question involves real estate located in the State of: Arkansas
I purchased a property that included land and a house in an old RV park in Arkansas about a year ago. The actual owner of the park is extremely elderly and the RV park is ran down. The RV park had it's renters/tenants operate off a "Membership Contract". The contract basically was for $50 a month to use the pool, pavilion, dumpster etc. They also charged for water that would be divided by all the people in the park - about $65 a month plus the membership. The new Manager under the elderly owner states that the last manager shredded all documents relating to the contracts etc. And now, the RV park is raising the membership water from $65 to $80 and making the total to $145.00 a month. In their letter, which is not signed and was not properly served, says that if I do not pay this - then they will file a lien on my deeded lot and foreclose on such lien and sell the property at a judicial foreclosure sale.
So, they do not have any of the original contracts and I do not have a membership contract. Their businesses is a domestic LLC for profit. I am under the assumption that most POA HOA etc were non profits and had members from other houses within the area to make votes changes etc. I know my property is located in this park, but I purchased it for over $100,000 and there was no disclosure of a POA or HOA. What is the difference between a membership and POA if they are not a POA or HOA? Who is to say they can raise the water to $500 a month? I attempted to get my own meter but it was quite expensive to get a water meter ran out to me. What are my options? I do not have a problem of paying $80 if I have to but it is very steep for water considering I pay $20 in another city for my other home. I do not need their trash or the use of the pool either.