Your Rights as a Mobilehome Park Resident

The Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL), like provisions of conventional landlord-tenant law, is enforced by the courts; that is, the disputing parties must enforce the MRL against one another in a court of law. The Department of Housing and Community Development does not have authority to enforce these Civil Code provisions. For example, a park owner must utilize an unlawful detainer procedure in a court to evict a homeowner for non-payment of rent or failure to abide by reasonable park rules. By the same token, a manufactured home owner must bring legal action, in court, to enforce a notice or other MRL requirement, or obtain an injunction, if the management will not otherwise abide by the MRL.

In addition to applicable Civil Code sections, other selected laws not part of the MRL but related to park residency are included in the Mobilehome Residency Law handbook* (PDF). This includes the Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park Occupancy Law, first enacted in 1979, governing tenancies in RV parks. The RV Park Occupancy Law was substantially revised in 1992, dividing it into seven Articles.

Also enclosed are relevant laws on mobilehome resale disclosure, park emergency preparedness plans, mobilehome park polling places, and traffic enforcement in mobilehome parks.

*Publication by the California Senate Select Committee on Manufactured Home Communities.