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Delaware General Assembly Passes Rent Justification for Land Lease Communities

June 21st, 2013 Comments off

Following a story MHProNews last covered June 11, 2013 regarding the rent justification bill in the Delaware General Assembly, lawmakers passed SB 33 but removed the requirement that increases be greater than the average annual increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the last three years. The Delaware State Housing Authority will still consider the request for a raise in rents if the landlord states it will be used to improve the community. If the residents and owner cannot agree on an increase, the matter will go to non-binding arbitration. Another amendment to the Senate version, as delawarenewszap says, is the arbitrator must submit a written decision within 15 days of the arbitration.

(Photo credit: capegazette/Ron MacArthur–land lease community near Rehoboth Shores, Long Neck, DE)

Proposed Measure would Challenge Conversions

April 4th, 2013 Comments off

Updating a post from March 22, 2013, we reported on the legislation in the state house the Golden State Manufactured-Home Owners League (GSMOL) in California is promoting, and what has been added. As we stated, AB 1205 would provide mediation services between resident and management to resolve disputes; and AB 692 provides grants and loans to make repairs to MH and/or add accessibility features. As lompocrecord reports to MHProNews, the newest, SB 510, will protect homeowners from unfair condo conversions.

(Photo credit: California Progressive Housing)

Measure would Punish those Dastardly Few

February 26th, 2013 Comments off

In the 77th Oregon Legislative Assembly, the Senate is considering a measure that would punish unscrupulous “manufactured structure” dealers by revoking their license for up to five years, which includes all factory-built residential and commercial buildings. It would put the industry on the same legal footing as building contractors. As landru.leg.state.or.us informs MHProNews, SB 189, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, covers the full range of the selling of a manufactured home, from purchase through financing and siting. To read the bill in its entirety, click here.

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Measures before the Texas Legislature

February 15th, 2013 Comments off

MHProNews has learned from the Texas Manufactured Housing Association (TMHA) of the four measures in the hopper of the Texas Legislature that could affect the factory-built housing industry. HB 578 would establish state regulatory authority over modular housing, a bill TMHA supports because of the losses modular producers have suffered over the years. HB 944 would allow an exemption from license requirements for selling a limited number of manufactured homes. Since current law requires an MHC owner to obtain a retail license if he/she sells just one MH in 12 months, HB 610 would provide a limited exclusion to this requirement if manufactured homes were sold in conjunction with the sale of a manufactured home community. In response to a fraudulent MH dealer whose customers may be eligible for compensation from the manufactured homeowner’s Recovery Trust fund, SB 499 would allow either a jury or bench trial to determine eligibility.

(Image credit: City of Pecos, TX)