CMBG3 has been closely following the progress of Assembly Bill 3066, the “Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Act.” On September 26, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown approved the bill and it was chaptered by the California Secretary of State. AB 3066 is intended to balance the relationship between mobilehome owners and park owners and will establish a five-year pilot program in which the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) would address complaints arising from home sales, complaints against park owners, and charges leading to evictions.
The Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program with HCD would begin on July 1, 2020 granting HCD authority over the complaints of homeowners against park owners or park management. The bill also creates deadlines park owners will be forced to comply with. Beginning January 1, 2019, management of a mobilehome park are required to pay an annual fee of $10 for each permitted mobilehome lot located within the park; this fee is to be paid at the same time a as the annual operating fee already in place under the Mobilehome Parks Act. The $10 per lot fee can (and likely will) be passed along to the homeowners on each lot. As such, park owners and managers in the upcoming months will need to provide proper notice to homeowners of the additional fee.
Our mobile home litigation team is closely following this bill and all developments in the litigation. Please contact Haley Hansen, Esq. (email her or 415-957-2325) to see how we can help your mobile home park navigate these new anticipated rules.