T.O. officials to try again to get steep mobile home rents lowered

Residents at the Ventu Villa-Ventu Estates senior mobile home park in Newbury Park have been reeling from an 8.5% rent increase that begins November 1.

The Thousand Oaks City Council Tuesday night directed employees to again ask owners of the city’s five senior mobile home parks if they are willing to slash rent increases that are reeling their residents.

While acknowledging that this is a long way off, the council asked staff to interview four of the owners asking for an 8.5% increase and one asking for a 6% increase.

Employees have also been instructed to contact the owners of the city’s two family mobile home parks, who are also enforcing rent increases of 8.5%.

However, all of the owners have already told employees that they are unwilling to cut rents.

Owners are permitted to increase rents by up to 8.5% under the RV Park Rent Control Regulations based on the annual Consumer Price Index. You are under no obligation to lower them.