Mobile Home Owner News – Oct 2019
Resident curated mobile home owners news and information for residents of Mobile Home Parks owned by Kort & Scott (KS) companies. The MHPHOA also provides news coverage for Mobile Home Parks not owned by KS companies.
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RE: Belmont Shores Mobile Estates
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 –
The City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Oct. 22 meeting to ask the City Attorney to draft options for a rent stabilization ordinance that would apply to mobile homes. The item is expected to come back to the panel at its Nov. 19 meeting, with the goal of passing a new law by Jan 1, 2020.
The decision came in response to residents in Belmont Shores Mobile Estates, a seniors-only park, who received a letter last month notifying them of a 35% rent increase, effective Jan 1, 2020.
Thu, Oct 10, 2019 –
These residents are in a terrible position, Supervisor Janice Hahn said in a statement about the Belmont Shores Mobile Estates residents. “A 35% rent hike would be hard on anyone – but these residents are paying this ground rent on top of mortgages for their actual mobile homes.
Tue, Oct 8, 2019 –
In a move aimed at stemming the tide of skyrocketing rents that have helped spur a statewide housing crisis, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping rent cap bill into law Tuesday. Beginning in January, landlords in California will face limits on how high they can raise rents.
‘No one thought this could be done’, said Newsom at the AB 1482 bill signing Tuesday at a senior center in West Oakland surrounded by lawmakers and tenant advocates.
Under the new law, property owners across the state won’t be allowed to increase rent by more than 5 percent plus the local rate of inflation, and they’ll be required to give “just cause” for evictions of tenants who have lived in a unit for at least a year.
Governor Gavin Newsom – Signing of AB-1482
Nation’s Strongest Statewide Renter Protections
Mon, Oct 7, 2019 –
OAKLAND – Governor Gavin Newsom will kick off a statewide tour tomorrow to sign a series of bills that build on his administration’s efforts to tackle the housing affordability crisis. In Oakland, the Governor will sign the nation’s strongest statewide renter protection package and a number of other bills to address the rising costs of rent and housing. AB 1482 by Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) creates a statewide rent cap and eviction protections that are critical to combatting California’s housing and cost-of-living crisis.
Housing affordability has been a top priority for Governor Newsom. The state budget signed in June made a historic $1.75 billion investment in new housing and created major incentives – both sticks and carrots – to incentivize cities to approve new home construction. The budget also provided $20 million for legal services for renters facing eviction as well as $1 billion to help cities and counties fight homelessness.
AB-1482 Tenancy: Rent Caps – Does NOT Apply to MHPs
Mon, Jul 15, 2019 – It is now confirmed in writing, Assembly Bill 1482 DOES NOT cover mobile/manufactured home parks and has been amended to read...
AB-1482(i) (1) For the purposes of this section, “owner” means the same as defined in Section 1954.51.
CHAPTER 2.7. Residential Rent Control
§ 1954.51.(b) “Owner” includes any person, acting as principal or through an agent, having the right to offer residential real property for rent, and includes a predecessor in interest to the owner, except that this term does not include the owner or operator of a mobilehome park, or the owner of a mobilehome or his or her agent.
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Kort & Scott Pay $57 Million
Largest Mobile Home Park Settlement Ever
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 –
Kabateck LLP attorneys representing hundreds of low-income mobile home residents in Long Beach, California secured a nearly $57 million settlement, which is the largest settlement ever involving a mobile home park.
MRL Protection Program
Beginning July 1, 2021, any mobilehome or manufactured homeowner living in a mobilehome park under a rental agreement may submit a complaint for an alleged violation of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Any mobilehome or manufactured homeowner residing in a permitted mobilehome park is eligible to submit a complaint. Complaints must be submitted to HCD. HCD provides assistance to help resolve and coordinate resolution of the most severe alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law.
Who Can Submit a Complaint?
Any mobilehome / manufactured homeowner who lives in a mobilehome park.
What Types of Complaints can be Submitted for Consideration?
Any complaints for issues within mobilehome parks related to Mobilehome Residency Law violations (California Civil Code).
Common violations include illegal grounds for eviction, failure to provide proper notice of rent increases, or no written rental agreement between the park and mobilehome owner.
How Does a Mobilehome/Manufactured Homeowner Submit their Complaint?
Complaints must be submitted to HCD. HCD provides help to resolve and coordinate resolution of the most-severe alleged violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law. Visit the Submit a Complaint webpage for details.