PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Neighbors at the Lakeside Estates Mobile Home and RV Community remain in limbo.
After Local 10 News first exposed the eviction notices that gave those residents just weeks to leave, they got an apology from the property owner.
It came in a letter promising them a meeting to reach a “fair and equitable conclusion.”
“That has not happened,” said resident Diana Kullander. “They have completely not communicated with us.”
Local 10 News was at the RV park last week when representatives from the ownership company offered Canadians who live there on a seasonable basis $200 for their trailer.
Resident Fernando Acuna confronted a company rep. “They basically told me that business was business,” he said.
Broward County officials confirm the land many of these people have called home for decades has been sold.
The property owner, Trinity Broadcasting Network, a Christian organization, has purposely given Local 10 News the silent treatment.
In an email on Thursday, a rep told Local 10 News:
“We did receive emails regarding this situation. Previous emails were forwarded to TBN Leadership to address. I am not at liberty to provide any response.”
Attorney Debra Koprowski with Legal Aid Service of Broward County can’t comment directly on the situation involving these families.
She does point to a Florida statute saying affected mobile home owners are supposed to get six months notice in case of an eviction, but she stresses figuring out who qualifies as legally affected - can be tricky.
“If you’re month to month, 15 days’ notice and you’re out, but if you have a lease, you are able to stay there during that lease,” Koprowski said.