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Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 19, 2021 11:31 AM
From: Representative Liz Hanbidge
To: All House members
Subject: Mobile Home Lot Rental Reform (former HB2941)
In recent years, the lot rental fees for mobile home parks have far surpassed the rate of inflation. Families are finding themselves with drastically increased rents, without receiving 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 can do better to notify their residents before a rent increase 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 HB897