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A friend of mine stayed in one of the senior cg in the rio grande valley last year. He paid the monthly rate for a few months early in the season and the cg put him on a yearly rate. He did not sign anything and paid the bill every month. It seems he got a little confused about the binding charges. Even though he physically left after 9 months,they still want him to pay the rest of the year.
I don't know what to suggest to him. Is he liable since he didn't sign a contract or not.

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Posted: 09/06/11 06:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IMO, no contract (lease, rental agreement, etc.) = no liability.

He's SURE he didn't sign anything, right?

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No contract, no pay.


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Without some kind of written agreement I wouldn't think he would be liable. However, perhaps he did enter into a "gentleman's agreement" to stay and pay all year in order to get the lower yearly rate so there may be an ethical issue. Maybe he could work out a compromise deal with the owner. Otherwise, I'm guessing the campground won't be offering that deal again without a contract.


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I'd tell them to take me to court! The fact that they gave him (the operative word being "gave") a better rate doesn't automatically mean that he's liable for time that he chose not to stay there. If that were the case, campgrounds could claim that they gave a resident "their best ten year rate", and try to hold him to nine more years. As others have said, "show me where I signed my name on a lease or agreement". Sounds like a scam.

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He needs to think real hard about what he has signed to be sure


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It seems pretty simple. Ask for a copy of the agreement which says he owes a years rent. I am sure he paid what he was told to pay every month.


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I've been thinking about this - I am very sure we haven't signed any type of contract w/the Park where we stay. HOWEVER, they require payment in advance, so the amount that you pay identifies the the length of stay that you chose. We moved from a regular period of 4 mos on the site we'd had for 4-5 yrs to a required 6 mos last year when we moved to a better site. We payed the difference but didn't sign anything. We were given the rates/terms in writing - a list of all their terms/rates - and that and we agreed to pay that rate. Done. If a resident does not pay per agreement, they toss them out. (it has been done!)


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Road Phantom wrote:

A friend of mine stayed in one of the senior cg in the rio grande valley last year. He paid the monthly rate for a few months early in the season and the cg put him on a yearly rate. He did not sign anything and paid the bill every month. It seems he got a little confused about the binding charges. Even though he physically left after 9 months,they still want him to pay the rest of the year.
I don't know what to suggest to him. Is he liable since he didn't sign a contract or not.


Ask the CG to send a copy of the signed contract for the yearly lease. I'm guessing that will be the last you'll ever hear of it.

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Might it be that he is better off paying the yearly rate than paying the monthly rate? I have seen a HUGE discount for yearly rates and it seems that to pay individually monthly for 9 months might actually come to more money than paying the annual rate.

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