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2024 California Legislation Concerning Mobile Home Parks

RE: California / Assembly Bills (AB) / Senate Bills (SB)

Tue, Feb 27, 2024 – GSMOL’s This Week at the Capital dated Mon, Feb 26, 2024, shows two major pieces of legislation concerning mobile home parks. We've expanded on those and have included a list of Assembly Bills and Senate Bills of interest (Mobile Homes) for the 2024 Legislative Session (2024-01-03 to 2024-08-31).

AB 2778 (Muratsuchi) Mobilehome Parks: Rent Caps

Introduced by Assembly Member Muratsuchi
Thursday, February 15, 2024

An act relating to mobilehomes.

AB 2778, as introduced, Muratsuchi. Mobilehome parks: rent caps.

Existing law, the Mobilehome Residency Law, prescribes various terms and conditions of tenancies in mobilehome parks. Existing law defines “tenancy” for these purposes as the right of a homeowner to use a site within a mobilehome park on which to locate, maintain, and occupy a mobilehome for human habitation, including the use of the services and facilities of the park. Existing law prohibits, with certain exceptions, the management of a mobilehome park from increasing the gross rental rate for a tenancy in a qualified mobilehome park, as defined, more than 3% plus the percentage change in the cost of living, or 5%, whichever is lower, of the lowest gross rental rate charged for a tenancy at any time during the 12 months prior to the effective date of the increase, subject to specified conditions.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact the Mobilehome Affordability Act to limit rent increases for mobilehome spaces.

AB 2539 (Connolly) Mobilehome Parks: Sale: Notice: Right of First Refusal

Introduced by Assembly Member Connolly
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

An act to amend Section 798.80 of the Civil Code, relating to mobilehomes.

AB 2539, as introduced, Connolly. Mobilehome parks: sale: notice: right of first refusal.

Existing law, the Mobilehome Residency Law, requires the owner of a mobilehome park who enters into a written listing agreement with a licensed real estate broker for the sale of the mobilehome park or who offers to sell the mobilehome park to any party to provide written notice of the owner’s intention to sell to specified members of a resident organization formed by homeowners for purposes of converting the mobilehome park to condominium or stock cooperative ownership interests and for purchasing the mobilehome park. Existing law requires the owner to provide this notice not less than 30 days nor more than one year before entering into the listing agreement or offering to sell the mobilehome park. Existing law provides various exceptions to this notice requirement.

This bill would require the owner to also provide the above-described notice to all residents of the mobilehome park and the Department of Housing and Community Development not less than 60 days nor more than one year before entering into the listing agreement or offering to sell the mobilehome park. The bill would grant the resident organization a right of first refusal to the mobilehome park and give them six months from the time they receive the above-described notice to make an offer. The bill would require the owner to engage in good faith negotiations with the resident organization if they are interested in purchasing the park and prohibit the owner from negotiating with or accepting an offer from another party until the above-described six month time period has elapsed.

Other 2024 Legislation Concerning California Mobile Home Parks

  1. AB 2022 (Addis) Mobilehome Parks: Emergency Preparedness
    An act to amend, repeal, and add Section 18603 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to mobilehome parks.
  2. SB 1408 (Roth/Durazo) Mobilehome Parks: Vehicle Removal
    An act to amend Section 798.28.5 of the Civil Code, relating to mobilehome parks.
  3. SB 1108 (Bogh) Mobilehome Parks: Notice of Violations
    An act to add Section 18408 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to mobilehome parks.
  4. SB 1052 (Seyarto) Mobilehomes
    An act to amend Sections 18803 and 18804 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  5. AB 2247 (Wallis) Mobilehomes
    An act to amend Section 18550 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to mobilehomes.
  6. AB 3200 (Hoover) Master-Metered Mobilehome Parks and Manufactured Housing Communities: Transfer of Water Systems
    An act to amend Section 2705.5 of, to add the heading to Article 1 (commencing with Section 2716) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 1 of, and to add Article 2 (commencing with Section 2716) to Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 1 of, the Public Utilities Code, relating to water.

RE: California / Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL)

Thu, Feb 1, 2024 – For the 2024 California Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL), we have rebuilt the entire MRL and RVPOL using data from the California Legislative Information website. Proper legal formatting has been implemented using the format of (a)(1)(A)(i)(I)(ia) i.e., six (6) list levels.

When we setup our first online MRL in 2019, we performed a 1 to 1 cut and paste from the Senate Select Committee PDF version and reformatted in HTML. We did not perform a verification process of the data in the committee’s PDF document as we assumed it was 100% correct. For the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 years, we made updates to the online version based on the PDF published by the Senate Select Committee each year.

We discovered during the 2024 MRL rebuild in HTML, using data from the California Legislative Information website, that there are twenty-three (23) discrepancies in the Senate Select Committee published PDF version. We have documented those discrepancies in this audit and have provided the MRL Amended References along with the CLI (California Legislative Information) Amended References.


RE: California / Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL)

Mon, Jan 29, 2024 – The MHPHOA online version of the 2024 California Mobilehome Residency Law in HTML has been updated to reflect all changes indicated below.

From the Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities:

Division 2, Part 2, Chap. 2.5 of the Civil Code. The Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL) is the “landlord-tenant law” for mobilehome parks, which, like landlord-tenant law and other Civil Code provisions, are enforced in a court of law. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) does not have authority to enforce violations of the MRL.
Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities

2024 California Mobilehome Residency Law

2024 California MRL

  • File Type: PDF
  • Pages: 145
  • Size: 2.9MB

From the 2024 MRL Introduction:

Note: Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP). 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. For questions regarding the MRLPP please call 1-800-952-8356, email MRLComplaint@HCD.CA.gov or visit https://www.HCD.CA.gov/.

For the 2024 edition, Assembly Bill 604 (CIV §798.40) clarifies the scope of AB 1061 (Lee, Chapter 625, Statutes of 2021) to explicitly include residents of all mobilehome parks in each of the protections within the statute. These protections include capping each residents’ water service charges to only their proportional share based on monthly usage plus a reasonable administrative fee, eliminating arbitrary and unfair water “service” charges and fees. AB 1280 (CIV §1103.2) revises the Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement that must be provided by a property seller to a potential buyer to include more specific disclosures regarding whether the property falls within current local, or state, high and very high fire hazard severity zones.
Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities