|Posted:||September 4, 2020 11:16 AM|
|From:||Representative Liz Hanbidge|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Manufactured Home Lot Rent Reform|
|In recent years, the lot rental fees for mobile home parks has far outstripped inflation. Families are finding themselves with drastically increased rents, without much needed improvements to the park. These Pennsylvanians deserve a fair deal and need recourse when rent increases become unreasonable.
While the law currently prohibits more than one rent increase in a period of 12 months, park owners are not required to post this rent increase before it takes place. For this reason, I plan on introducing a bill that will require park owners to publicly post a proposed rent increase 6 months before it would go into effect. This bill will also allow mobile home tenants to present their case to a magisterial district judge if the proposed rent increase is above inflation. This process gives tenants a voice and allows the magisterial district judge to find an equitable solution.
Many of our constituents and their families live in mobile home parks. They deserve options when faced with drastic rent increases or having to physically move their home. Please join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.
Introduced as HB2941