|Posted:||December 12, 2022 02:33 PM|
|From:||Representative Liz Hanbidge and Rep. Melissa Cerrato|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Mobile Home Lot Rental Reform|
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 families 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, our legislation 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 us in giving these families a voice to stand up to unfair rent increases.
Introduced as HB805