|WINDMILL VILLAGE -- OWNERS PROTEST AND FILE SUIT|
By Jan Bergemann
Published January 4, 2013
is another example why
These signs speak for themselves! Is that a way to enjoy your retirement?
caught your interest? Then read the lawsuit these folks filed against the
mobile home park and its owner -- and you understand immediately why all
these retirees are willing to stand in the sun waving signs of protest --
after attempts failed to amicably solve this serious dispute threatening
Please read: AMENDED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF
short, the lawsuit claims that the park owner is charging unreasonable
rent -- rent many owners can no longer afford.
According to owners, rent increases have been so unreasonable that
some folks are literally moving out and leaving their homes behind. In the
beginning they were asked to pay a rent of $299 per month but only paid
$99 per month the first year. Some of these owners started at $299 per
month in 2006-2007, but are now paying $510 to almost $600 per month --
just six (6) years later. Nobody living on a fixed income can afford such
According to the lawsuit, prospective buyers were misled by the use of words like "GUARANTEED LIFETIME LEASE" and statements claiming that they would never have to pay property taxes. And that's just the tip of the iceberg considering the long list of misleading statements, according to the complaint filed with the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court. Misleading advertising? Just read for yourself:
If this happened to you, wouldn't you be walking the community streets trying to show the injustice inflicted on you -- like these folks in Windmill Village Mobile Home Park in Davenport?
Is that the kind of exercise retirees enjoy when moving to Florida?
are the stories that are being spread up North, picked up by the media
where future retirees and snowbirds are saving to buy their home in the
sunshine. As long as
wants to spend your life-savings to buy a dream home in the sunshine, only
to waste your time and money on marching in protests and fighting
expensive lawsuits that eat all your life-savings? Only
How do you like this sign?... WE CAME TO RELAX, NOT TO PAY OWNER'S TAX!