Letter to Editor
A Victory to The Home Owners
The article on page 3 A in the Curry Coastal Pilot 7/31/2010 was sweet , how ever in part it will need to be corrected.
The local court ruled in favor of the home owner . and the land lord lost the Eviction. The case would have ended at the lower court but ,. the land lord David Itzen president of Emerald Coast Estates appealed the ruling . the Appeal Court heard the case . and the Itzens lost again., other than that it was a great article . And all is again well in the Land of Lilly's and Beautiful Ocean Beaches.
Now home owners in Oregon on leased land with restricted rules of placement of for sale signs , now have options of placement of for sale signs .
I would like to thank our Attorney David Tilton for doing a brilliant and professional job on the appeal . and to everyone that was supportive in the case , Friends neighbors and family . Oh and Mr. Peter Ferris Executive Director & Lobbyist Oregon Manufactured Homeowners United http://omhu.org
. for his continuing work on behalf of Homeowners in Oregon Manufactured Home Parks.
Thank You All
Gary & Sharon Davis
Homeowner in Emerald Coast Estates
Brookings Harbor Oregon
Hard earned victory,but at what cost?
The article in the ( Pilot )
Saturday, July 31,2010, regarding Emerald Coast Estates was only partially correct.
Gary and Sharon Davis won the initial eviction hearing. Many residents of Emerald Coast Estates sat through a two-day trial supporting their right to display a for sale sign that could be seen from the street. TheItzen familydecided to appeal the initial court ruling in favor of the davises and lost ( again) in Appellate court.
The initial ruling stated that Oregon Law superceeds Tenant Law in that any homeowner can display a for sale sign in or about the home.
It was very unfortunate that this case ever came to trial.The Davises spent over $15,000 to pursue their legal right to advertise their home. They are both disabled and on limited income.
Yes, it was a hard earned victory, but at what cost? The reputation of the park will be forever sullied by this senseless action.
Virginia Link, former resident
Emerald Coast Estates