My sister past May of 2015. She had a trailer. They said I could sell. After they received all documents on the trailer, including the letter from the only offer I received of $8000, they told me I could sell. That was a year ago. I got a letter this last week concerning the claim. They are saying the appraisal on the property was $14,000 so they intend to collect. This was a trashed 1bdr trailer in a snowbird RV park on the Tex/Mex boarder. My sister was a chain smoker and lived with 3 cats. The owner of the park bought the trailer. She had sent out notices about the trailer being available. No responses.
I had numerous phone calls with the MERP rep at the time. I was adamant that I did not want the property. I would be pleased to sign it over. I sent them what I had. She told me I could sell the property. She NEVER told me they would try to collect a year later. They were silent for a year. I feel as though they wanted me to sell the property for them so they wouldn't end up with the property themselves. My sister died without a will. The trailer is real property. Not real estate. The lot it sits on, she rented for $200/mo. The owner of the park did not collect that rent for the 3 months I tried to get clarification from MERP.
I am a bit concerned now. I sold that property and the money is spent. I recently was laid off due to the energy crisis. I don't know if a lien could have been filed on the trailer home. But there wasn't one when we transferred from her name to mine. I thought all had been settled. I feel that I was misled by the MERP rep.
Any suggestions please