Published: Sep 03, 2013 9:31 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 03, 2013 10:10 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. - Residents at the Naples Estates mobile home park say they've been in a dispute with the park's owner for more than a decade. But now that battle could end with some residents being evicted from their lots. The dispute stems from a sale of the park to the current owner, a California developer. Residents say they were suppose to get a "first right of refusal" to purchase the park before anyone else was allowed to buy it. When that didn't happen, residents say their protests ended with steep increases in their lot rents. Some say as high as 50% increases would have caused them to have to go without food and medicines just to pay the high bill. They instead paid 6% increases to the new owner. Now a judge says while the situation is in court residents must pay all back rents until the dispute has been resolved. Failure to pay the balance, up to 12 thousand dollars for some, will end in the tennant receiving an eviction notice.