A park owner who wants to sell or close a mobile home park has to tell the people who live in the park and has to follow these rules.
If the park owner plans to sell or close the park:
Subject to a few minor exceptions, the owner has to send a sale notice by certified mail (return receipt requested) to everyone who rents a lot in the park. The lot renters get 45 days to decide whether they want to try to buy the park themselves or have a nonprofit housing organization try to buy the park. If the majority of lot renters want to try to buy the park, they must send a letter to the park owner to say they want to negotiate.
The park owner has to negotiate with them using a very specific process. Visit the Department of Housing and Community Development website to see the rules.
If a park owner sells the park without following the rules, the park owner might have to pay the mobile home owners up to 50% of the money earned from the sale, and face enforcement action by the state.
If the park owner plans to close the park or any part of the park:
The owner has to send a closure notice to each affected resident by certified mail, at least 18 months before the park closes. If the owner plans to close the park in order to sell the vacant land, the owner first must send the notice of intent to sell the park, as discussed above.
If these rules are not followed, the park owner can’t sell the land for at least five years. Visit the Department of Housing and Community Development website to see the rules about park closure.
For more information and rules about mobile home parks, go to:
- CVOEO Mobile Home Program’s A Guide to Your Rights
- CVOEO Mobile Home Program’s website
- Mobile Home Park Statute and Rules on the Department of Housing and Community Development website