If the park owner enters into a contract for the sale of the RV park, the park owner must notify each park resident in writing within 5 days. In addition, the park owner must place the sale in a public area of the park. An owner may designate an adult portion of the park and enforce this action against a current resident who does not comply with the rules only if the owner offers the resident a reasonably equivalent site in another part of the park. The resident has 60 days to accept or decline the new website. The landlord pays the cost of moving the mobile home to the new location. A „mobile home“ is a portable structure at least 8 feet wide and 30 feet long, built on a solid frame and designed to be used as a home when connected to necessary utilities. No entrance or exit fee may be charged to the park, nor any fees related to the renewal of a lease or the determination that a resident is an „eligible resident“. Unless there is a significant change that has resulted in a deterioration of the mobile home, a park owner cannot charge a fee for an inspection of a home for resale more than once in a 12-month period. The inspection fee cannot exceed $60. The owner must establish appropriate written standards for the appearance and construction of mobile homes in the park.
These rules must apply equally to all residents. A new rule cannot be applied to a resident who already resides in the park at the time of its adoption. The owner must also establish appropriate written maintenance standards for mobile homes in the park or in the immediate vicinity of mobile homes. These must comply with national and local health laws and regulations. In addition to the applicable sections of the Civil Code (Division 2, Part 2, Chapter 2.5), other selected statutes that are not part of the MRL but relate to residence in the park are included in the Mobile Home Residence Law Manual published by the California Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities. These include the Recreational Vehicle (RV) Occupancy Act, which was first enacted in 1979 and regulates rentals in RV parks. The Ministry of Housing and Community Development does not have the authority to enforce these provisions of the Civil Code. For example, a park owner must resort to an unlawful detention procedure in court to evict a landlord for non-payment of rent or failure to comply with reasonable parking rules.
For the same reason, a manufactured homeowner must take legal action to enforce a notice or other MRL requirement, or obtain an injunction if management does not otherwise comply with the MRL. A „qualified resident“ is a year-round resident of a recreational vehicle fleet that: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — For technical assistance under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act. The Manufactured Housing Program protects the health and safety of owners of manufactured homes (mobile homes) by enforcing federal standards for the construction and safety of manufactured homes and administering dispute resolution. The above rules and standards are only enforceable if the park owner gives a copy of the rule or standard to each resident affected by the rule or standard and posts it in a conspicuous place in the park. An amendment to a rule or standard will not come into effect until the date specified in the amendment or 30 days after the owner gives a copy to each resident, whichever is later. Many of your rights as a resident of a mobile home park are governed by the RV Residence Act (MRA). The MRA, like the provisions of the treaty law of landlords and tenants, is applied by the courts; This means that litigants must enforce MRLs against each other in court. The park owner may charge a reasonable service fee to cover the installation or relocation of a mobile home. The park owner must provide the resident with a written statement of rights.
FAQs on the Rights and Obligations of Owners, Tenants and Mobile Home Park Management (PDF) Also attached are the relevant laws on mobile home resale disclosure, emergency plans for the park, polling stations for mobile home parks, registration and titles, and traffic monitoring in mobile home parks. A „resident“ is a mobile home owner who rents and lives in an RV park. This includes someone who lives permanently with the owner of the mobile home or who will inherit the home after the owner`s death. A park owner cannot require a resident or prospective resident to purchase a permanent improvement that would become their property. In addition, an owner cannot require a current or potential occupant to purchase a mobile home, materials or equipment from a particular person, unless it is related to a newly constructed property that has not already been leased. In addition, „the owner or operator of a mobile home park, or his or her agent or employee, shall not refuse, refuse or refuse accommodation, benefits, facilities or privileges of the mobile home park or rental on the premises because of that person`s race, creed, colour, sex or national origin. The park owner shall establish appropriate rules regarding standards relating to mobile homes and the peace, order, health and safety of residents and the operation of the park. In order to enforce these rules, the park owner must record them in writing and provide them to each park resident. Program Pamphlet (PDF) — Provides an overview of the Mobile Home Residence Protection Program.
Before a current or prospective resident signs or moves into a lease, the park owner must provide written notice of availability, capacity and connection charges for all utilities at the proposed site. The park owner must also provide a copy of the park by-law with an explanation of how the rules can be changed and a copy of the lease agreement, which must include: A „lease agreement“ is a written agreement between a resident and a park owner that allows the resident to set up their mobile home on park land for a fee. For every deposit of $50 or more, the park owner must refund the deposit within 45 days of the end of the lease. If the park owner buys gas, electricity or another utility from a regulated utility to sell to residents, they cannot charge residents more than their costs. The California Department of Employment and Housing Equity receives and investigates complaints of housing discrimination. When the owner receives the resident`s notice, he must inform the resident in writing of the time and date of the inspection. It must take place within five days of the resident`s departure. The resident must be informed in writing of their inspection rights at the time of payment of the deposit.
This information can be included in the rental agreement. If the owner does not meet these conditions, he will not be able to withhold part of the deposit. A „park owner“ is any person who owns the park or any person who manages or operates the park on their behalf.