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Mobile Home Handbook, Landlord/Tenant

Mobile Home Handbook

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION

II. BEGINNING A RENTAL AGREEMENT

A. Written Lease
B. Purpose of Terms, Conditions, Rules and Regulations
C. Amendments/Change in Rules
D. Rent Increases
E. Maintenance and Repairs
F. Improvements and Upgrades
G. On-Site Sale of Mobile Homes
H. Other Laws Regarding Sales of Mobile Homes
I. Security Deposits

III. TERMINATION OF A RENTAL AGREEMENT

A. Termination by the Homeowner
B. Termination by the Mobile Home Park

1. Notice to Quit
2. Eviction
3. General Information about Eviction

IV. OTHER ASPECTS OF MOBILE HOME PARK LIVING

A. Utilities
B. Homeowner Meetings
C. Dealer Preferences
D. Sale of a Mobile Home Park

V. LIST OF RESOURCES

 

MOBILE HOME PARK ACT (C.R.S. §§38-12-200.1 et seq.) (Adobe pdf)


 

I. INTRODUCTION

The purpose of the Mobile Home Owner’s Handbook is to explain in clear language Colorado’s mobile home park law. In Colorado, the Mobile Home Park Act (“the Act”) governs mobile home parks and can be found in the Colorado Revised Statutes at C.R.S. §§ 38-12-200.1 thru 220. The complete Act is appended at the end of this Handbook.

NOTE: This Handbook is not intended as a substitute for seeking advice from an attorney. All information contained in this Handbook is subject to change at any time through legislation and court decisions. If you need legal advice regarding the Act and its application, you should consult with an attorney.

The law differs depending on whether a mobile home is owner-occupied or is a rental unit. This Handbook addresses owner-occupied units in mobile home parks. For laws applicable to the landlord/tenant relationship regarding a mobile home, see the Rental Property Handbook for Landlords and Tenants.

Some mobile home parks do not lease to non owner-occupants. Every mobile home owner should read and understand the policies of their particular mobile home park, as detailed in their lease agreement.

It is always recommended to keep a file of letters, notices and rule amendments, as well as a log of communications between mobile home owners and mobile home park management. Documentation becomes especially important when disagreements arise during the course of a long-term tenancy.

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II. BEGINNING A RENTAL AGREEMENT

A. Written Lease


All mobile home park rentals must have a written lease agreement stating the terms, conditions, rules and regulations that will apply during the rental term. (C.R.S. § 38-12-202(1)(a). Do not sign a rental agreement unless you have read and understand each provision of the lease. Ask questions and clarify language in the lease if necessary before you sign. The landlord (the owner or the manager of the mobile home park) and the mobile home owner(s) should all sign the lease agreement, two originals should be executed, and a fully signed copy should be provided to the mobile home owner. Remember: signing the rental agreement means that you have agreed to be legally bound by the terms of the lease.

This Handbook discusses some of the issues that should be considered before signing a rental agreement. If the parties negotiate and agree on rental terms not covered by this Handbook, always memorialize the agreement in writing. An oral contract is a contract, and can be enforceable; however, the difficulty with oral contracts is always proof. At the point that the parties to an oral contract are in disagreement over the terms of that contract, it becomes difficult for a judge to sort out and usually will not be enforced without substantial evidence.

NOTE: The rules and regulations in the original lease can be amended. See this Handbook, page 5, “Improvements and Upgrades” and “Grandfathering”.

Minimum Required Disclosure: Mobile home park rules and regulations must be fully disclosed – in writing, in a rental agreement – to any prospective resident of the park. The disclosures must be made prior to the rental or occupancy of a mobile home space or lot. See C.R.S. §38-12-213.

Disclosures must include:

1. Term of tenancy, whether for a specific length of time, i.e., one year or more, or as a month-to-month. An initial term can be for less than one year only if there is a specific date each year on which all leases are renewed and the homeowner moves in after that date. A homeowner may request a fixed term before signing a lease.

2. Amount of monthly rent
3. Day of the month that the rent payment is due
4. Number of days after the rent due date that a payment will be considered to be late
5. Current park rules and regulations
6. Name and mailing address to which a manager’s decision can be appealed
7. All other charges (on top of rent) for which the homeowner will be responsible

All terms and conditions are subject to Colorado law. Any particular term or condition that violates current Colorado law will be unenforceable; an unenforceable term, however, does not invalidate the rest of the rental agreement.

B. Purpose of Terms, Conditions, Rules and Regulations

Colorado law states that the rules and regulations of a mobile home park must be meant to - and are enforceable only if - they:

1. Promote the convenience, safety or welfare of the homeowners, or
2. Protect and preserve the premises from abuse, or
3. Fairly distribute services and facilities provided to the homeowners, and
4. Are reasonably related to their stated purpose, and
5. Are not retaliatory or discriminatory, and
6. Are explicit enough to make it clear to a homeowner what that homeowner must or must do, and
7. Are in writing and disclosed before a homeowner signs a rental agreement.

See C.R.S. §38-12-214.

C. Amendments/Change in Rules

Mobile home parks may amend existing rules and regulations and may adopt new rules. A 60-day notice is required before a new park rule can be enforced. A new rule can be enforced after the proper 60-day notice, even if a homeowner does not agree with the rule, as long as the rule is reasonable. C.R.S. §38-12-203(1)(c).

During the 60-day interim: Before a new rule goes into effect, a homeowner and homeowner associations can contact the park management to:

1. Suggest amendments
2. Sign written protests to the change
3. Challenge the reasonableness of the rule
4. Or ask to get involved in the process of rule-making and adoption.

D. Rent Increases

If a mobile home park tenant has a month-to-month lease, the rent can be increased only with a 60-day written notice to the homeowner. If a mobile home park tenant has a fixed term lease, the rent can only be increased at the end of the lease term unless the lease itself gives the park management the right to increase the rent after no less than a 60-day written notice to the homeowner.

The written notice of a rent increase must include:

1. The amount of the rent increase
2. The effective date of the rent increase (at least 60 days after the date of the written notice)
3. The name, address and telephone number of park management if any of this information was not included in the original rental agreement

See C.R.S. §38-12-204(2).

Colorado prohibits rent control except when a park is owned by housing authorities or other public agencies. C.R.S. §38-12-301.

E. Maintenance and Repairs

The responsibilities of both the homeowner and the mobile home park management will be described in the rental agreement. In general, a homeowner will be responsible for keeping the mobile home and the home site up to the standards set by the park rules and regulations. Major park landscaping projects are the responsibility of the park management. When unsure, read your lease.

When homeowners do not keep their mobile home and their site up to the standards described by the park rules and regulations, the park management can either:

1. Do the maintenance themselves and bill the tenant for the reasonable costs incurred, or
2. Give a notice of intent to evict the homeowner.

See C.R.S. §38-12-212.3(3)(b).

Park management is responsible for the cost of maintenance and repair of:

1. Sewer and utility service lines owned and provided by the park
2. Buildings and structures provided by the park for the use of the residents
3. Park premises. Premises means existing facilities, including furniture and utilities, the common-area grounds and any other amenity provide for the use of all homeowners.

The park cannot require a park resident to assume these costs.

See C.R.S. §38-12-212.3(1) and (2).

Park residents can be required to pay for the repair of damage caused by the resident to park property or the property of other residents. C.R.S. §38-12-212.3(3)(a).

F. Improvements and Upgrades

Park rules and regulations may change, requiring additional improvements and upgrades to mobile homes already within the park. Non-compliance with the new rules and regulations may be “grandfathered” in so that existing mobile home owners in the park are not evicted if they cannot make the required upgrades. Grandfathering is meant to save homeowners the expense and hardship of complying with rules that were not part of the rental agreement when they first signed. Any rule or regulation put into place without the consent of a mobile home owner after that owner signs an initial agreement are considered prima facie unreasonable and are unenforceable against that mobile home owner. However, if a mobile home owner signs any document stating consent to the new rules, the owner must then comply with those rules. C.R.S. §38-12-203(1)(c).

Even if mobile home owners are grandfathered in regarding new park rules and regulations, and have not had to comply by upgrading their mobile home during their tenancy, they may be required to upgrade as a condition of allowing their mobile home to remain in the park after it is sold to a new owner. Through sales and move-outs, parks can eventually bring all homes into compliance with new rules and regulations. When homeowners seek approval to sell their mobile home for retention on site, either the homeowner or the new purchaser will be responsible for upgrading the home to meet the current standards spelled out in the rules and regulations.

NOTE: Some parks will refuse to approve the on-site sale of homes that do not comply with the current rules and regulations. See below in this Handbook, “On-site Sales of Mobile Homes.”


G. On-site Sales of Mobile Homes

Most mobile homeowners, when they decide to relocate, want to sell their home on-site. Read the rental agreement for the restrictions, criteria and procedures of your particular park. In order to avoid surprises, ask what criteria are currently in place in your park, if no policy is stated in the rental agreement. Common considerations for approving an on-site sale include:

• Compliance with current rules and regulations
• Compliance wit safety codes (electrical, fire, etc.)
• Age, construction of and/or overall condition of the home

If the park does not approve a mobile home for on-site sale, the homeowner may still show the home for sale in the park, but the home must be moved out of the park when it is sold. However, parks may not unreasonably restrict the resale of a home in the park. A park will typically have restrictions regarding placement, size and character of “For Sale” signs, for example, but cannot absolutely prohibit such signs.

Park management cannot require a standard selling fee or transfer fee from a homeowner wishing to sell their mobile home or from a prospective buyer as a condition of continued tenancy in the park. However, reasonable selling or transfer fees for services actually performed by the management can be charged to the seller if agreed to in writing.

See C.R.S. §38-12-211.

Moving a home off-site: Homeowners should be aware of the range of costs that may be involved in selling a mobile home, whether the intention is to move it out of a park or the home is not in compliance with park regulations and has been denied an on-site sale. Some of those costs include: dismantling fixtures and utilities, transporting the home, and reconnecting the utilities at a new site.

Options: A homeowner may want to make a special arrangement with the park management, the buyer, or both. For example, the homeowner may agree that specific upgrades will be made with the proceeds of the sale. The buyer then gets a home acceptable under park rules and regulations and the seller can utilize the value of an on-site sale in setting the purchase price.

H. Other Laws Regarding Sales of Mobile Homes

A mobile home park cannot require a prospective buyer to purchase a mobile home from any particular seller and cannot give preference to a buyer who purchases from a particular seller. Likewise, a seller cannot require a buyer to locate in a particular mobile home park. C.R.S. §38-12-210.

Mobile home parks must treat all persons equally when leasing space in the park, with the exception that a park can be designated as a “senior-only” park. A senior-only park must meet the following criteria:

1. Provided by a state or federal program specifically designed and operated to assist older persons, or,
2. Is intended for, and solely occupied by, persons sixty-two years of age or older, or
3. Is intended and operated for occupancy by at least one person fifty-five years of age or older.

See C.R.S. §24-34-502(7)(b) for additional requirements.

A mobile home seller cannot pay or otherwise compensate a park to reserve spaces or to induce the park to accept homes sold by that seller. C.R.S. §38-12-212. Likewise, a park cannot pay to, or receive an entry free from, a seller as a condition for tenancy in the park. “Entry fee” means a fee received from or paid to a mobile home park in addition to rent, security deposits, governmental fees, utilities, or charges for services actually performed by the park management and agreed to in writing by the homeowner. A civil lawsuit can be brought for violation of this statute; the court can award court costs and attorney fees to the prevailing party in such a suit. C.R.S. §38-12-209.

I. Security Deposits

Colorado law sets a maximum that a park may charge as a security deposit. For single-wide units, the maximum is one month’s rent; for multi-wide units, the maximum is two month’s rent. C.R.S. §38-12-207. All security deposits paid after July 1, 1979 must be deposited in a separate trust account by the park owner. C.R.S. §38-12-209(1)(b).

Homeowners should always leave a forwarding address where deposit return checks are to be mailed. In the event that a check is not provided in a reasonable amount of time, homeowners should first contact management to clarify status of the deposit - for example, whether deductions were made for damage to the mobile home site - and arrange for a return of the deposit. Confirm all arrangements and agreements in writing. If a homeowner cannot reach agreement with the management regarding return of the security deposit, either party can seek mediation or obtain legal advice from an attorney.

Return of Deposit: Colorado law does not address the return of mobile home security deposits. If the rental agreement does not address the issue, try negotiating a time frame by which you can expect your deposit to be returned, and incorporate that time frame into the rental agreement. For example, some rental agreements state the homeowner will receive the balance of the security deposit, along with an explanation of any deductions, “within 60 days after the expiration or termination of tenancy.” Remember: landlord-tenant law does not apply to mobile home park security deposits. Mobile home park management and homeowners can always, however, agree to use the landlord-tenant framework.

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III. TERMINATION OF A RENTAL AGREEMENT

A rental agreement can end in two ways:

1. By mutual agreement/termination between the homeowner and the mobile home park; or
2. By court action/eviction for non-payment of rent or violation of park rules or regulations.

Notice requirement to the homeowner is different for each of these types of termination.

A. Termination by Homeowner

Homeowners should consult their rental agreement and the park rules and regulations and proceed according to the process spelled out in that agreement. For example, a rental agreement usually specifies how long in advance a homeowner has to give the park written notice of intent to terminate. NOTE: if a rental agreement indicates that notice has to be given in writing, oral notice is not sufficient. But, even if the lease agreement does not address this issue, always GIVE NOTICE IN WRITING.

B. Termination by Mobile Home Park

When terminating the tenancy of a park resident, the park must proceed according to Colorado law as explained below. These procedures are meant to protect homeowners from groundless termination.

1. Notice to Quit

Before an eviction complaint can be filed in court to terminate a rental agreement for cause, a park must serve the homeowner with notice by posting a “Notice to Quit” on the mobile home. The Notice must state:

1. The date by which the mobile home needs to removed from the mobile home park

• Not less than 30 days if the mobile home is being occupied by persons other than the owner(s) and is in violation of the park rules and regulations C.R.S. §38-12-202(c)(I)
• Not less than 60 days C.R.S. §38-12-202(c)(I)
• Not less than ten days if the occupant or owner of the mobile home has engaged in willful, wanton or malicious damage to property of the landlord, another homeowner or guests of either, or commits a felony as described in C.R.S. §18 articles 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12 or 18; or is the basis for the declaration of the mobile home or its contents as a public nuisance. C.R.S. §38-12-203(f).
• Five days for failure to pay rent. C.R.S. §38-12-204(1)

2. The mailing address of the mobile home park site on which the mobile home is located

3. The county in which the mobile home park site is located

4. The location or space number of the mobile home

After the last day of the 5, 10, 30 or 60 day notice period, whichever is applicable, the park owner may proceed to the filing of an eviction lawsuit with the court. See below, “General Information” for a description of court procedure.

CR.S. §38-12-202

The notice requirements described above are the minimum requirements set by Colorado law. Mobile home parks may adopt more extensive warning or notice procedures. Review your rental agreement and any attached or referenced rules and regulations, or check with your park management.

A mobile home owner may not be asked to waive any of these requirements. C.R.S. §38-12-202(2).

2. Eviction

Colorado law specifically prohibits termination solely to make the homeowner’s space available for another mobile home. C.R.S. §38-12-205.

Eviction, also called Forced Entry and Detainer, is a court proceeding in which the owner is suing the tenant to recover possession of the rental space. Eviction can be ordered for violations of the lease, violations of the rules and regulations, or for non-payment of rent. Before filing a case with the court, management must give the tenant a Notice to Quit which clearly states:

1. The reasons for eviction
2. A specific period of time in which the mobile homeowner can cure,
or correct, the violation, or pay the rent, and
3. That the homeowner has a right to mediation under the Mobile Home Park Act.

If the Notice to Quit lists more than one violation, the homeowner must correct all the violations in order to prevent eviction. Curing only one violation, or paying only part of the rent owed, will not prevent the eviction proceeding from going forward.

C.R.S. §38-12-202(2)

In mobile home parks, the grounds for termination by management are limited to the reasons listed below:

1. Non-compliance with local ordinances and state laws and regulations relating to mobile homes. C.R.S. §38-12-203(1)(a); or

2. Conduct of the home owner on the mobile home park premises which
annoys other home owners or interferes with park management.
C.R.S. §38-12-203(1)(b); or

3. Violation of park rules or regulations. C.R.S. §38-12-203(1)(c); or

4. Making a false or misleading statement on an application for tenancy.
C.R.S. §38-12-203(1)(e); or

5. Condemnation or change of use of the mobile home park. The mobile home park owner must notify mobile home owners within 17 days of receiving a notice of condemnation. If the mobile home park owner is asking for a change of zoning, the mobile home park must give each mobile home owner a minimum of six months notice prior to the change of use of the land, mailed to each homeowner. C.R.S. §38-12-203(1)(d) (I) & (II); or

6. Conduct of home owner or guests or family that endangers the life of another, or constitutes willful, wanton or malicious damage to the property of another, or constitutes statutorily named felony (see Notice to Quit above, in this Handbook), on the grounds of the mobile home park, or is the basis for being declared a class 1 public nuisance. C.R.S. §38-12- 203(1)(f)(I) through (IV).

7. Non-payment of rent.

General information about the eviction process

• A park owner may pursue an eviction only after serving a Notice to Quit and after a period to cure has expired.

• Management must serve or post the proper notice.

• Delivery of Service: Notices, including the Notice to Quit and the Summons to court, must be delivered to the resident or posted on the main door of the mobile home. If the mobile home park owner is asking the court for a judgment for past due rent or other monetary damages, the Summons must be served by a process server, a sheriff, or a disinterested third party over the age of 18. Disinterested means that if money is one of the issues, the landlord or the landlord’s family should not be delivering the Summons.

• The length of time a homeowner has to cure:

  • 60 day notice for violation of rules or regulations
  • 5 day notice for non-payment of rent

• For a violation as listed in C.R.S. §38-12-203(1)(f)(I), (see Section 2: Eviction, in this Handbook, above) the homeowner must be served with a 10 day Notice to Quit and has no right to cure.

• A mobile home park may have notice requirements that are more stringent than the statutory requirements and that give the mobile home owner more opportunity to correct problems. Check with the management of your park.

• If a homeowner cures the violation(s) within the given time frame, the park owner cannot proceed with an eviction.

• If a homeowner does not cure the violation(s) within the given time frame, the park owner may file for an eviction with the court. Once the right to cure has passed, the park owner does not need to accept an offer to correct the violations.

• Counting Days in the Cure Period: The date of posting does not count in the cure period. Weekends and holidays do count.

• If a homeowner does cure the violations, it is always a good idea to get a written statement from the park management so stating. If the violation was non-payment of rent, always get a receipt or a copy of the method of payment.

• If a homeowner receives a second notice of violation for the same rule or regulation within 12 months of the first notice, management is not required to give the homeowner a right to cure. C.R.S. §38-12-203(c)

• Once park management has filed with the court, the homeowner will receive a summons indicating the date of the court hearing. The homeowner must be served at least five days prior to the court date.

• Court Dates: Eviction hearings might be in either Boulder or Longmont. Both courts hold eviction hearings on Friday morning, Boulder at 9 a.m., Longmont at 10 a.m.

• If the grounds for eviction are rules that were not included in the initial rental agreement, the homeowner may be “grandfathered” in. (See Improvements and Upgrades, above in this Handbook, for a definition of “grandfathered.”) Grandfathering is meant to protect homeowners from the expense and hardship of complying with rules that they did not agree to when they first signed the rental agreement.

• Appearance in Court: Always go to court if you have been summoned. Do not rely on anyone’s statement regarding dismissal of the eviction or their promise that they will take care of the situation for you. If your rights are being determined in court, you want to be there to speak up for yourself. Remember: the only person who can tell you that you don’t need to appear in court is the judge.

• If you do not show up in court, you will automatically lose and the mobile home park will receive a default judgment. Default judgments are final and cannot be appealed.

• Proof: In court, the mobile home park must prove that it complied with all notice requirements and that the homeowner was provided with written statements of the reasons for the termination.

• If you contest the eviction, your defenses might be that the allegations made by the mobile home park are false, or that the reasons given for the eviction are not valid.

After judgment: If the park prevails at the eviction:

3. Avoiding Court Proceedings

Direct Negotiation: Although courts are available to decide and enforce rights and responsibilities on the part of the home owner and the mobile home park, the parties can also tailor their own solutions. By communicating and working with each other, the parties can not only save time and expense, but can stay in control of their agreements.

When disagreements arise, the parties should make every effort to speak with each other to clarify rules, regulations, prior communications and misunderstandings, and to negotiate a settlement between themselves. Remember: confirm any agreements in writing with the signature of both parties.

Mediation: If direct negotiation is not successful, mediation is the next alternative. Mediation is an assisted negotiation process in which a neutral mediator helps the parties communicate and listen to each other’s point of view, develop a list of issues to be resolved, and negotiate a settlement that meets the needs of both parties. Agreements reached in mediation are written and signed by the parties. A signed agreement becomes a contract between the parties, and those parts which can be enforced judicially, are enforceable in a court. C.R.S. §38-12-216. For information on mediation, contact Longmont Mediation Services at 303-651-8444.

Curing the Violations: Using the notice period to cure your violations will prevent further court action. Homeowners should, as a precaution, have management sign a statement indicating that the violations were, in fact, cured. If you need help complying with a park rule or regulation, try negotiating with the park to agree on a reasonable time by which specific steps might be made. Once the period to cure has expired, the park can go to court and does not need to accept any offer to cure the stated reasons for eviction. For information about qualification and application for grants to help fund home improvements, contact the City of Longmont, Community Development Block Grants Program at 303.651.8530 or 303.774.4445.

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IV. OTHER ASPECTS OF MOBILE HOME LIVING

A. Utilities

Colorado law does not define the term “rent.” Many mobile home parks include utility charges as part of the rent payment. Check the rental agreement, rules and regulations and any amendments. In parks that use this arrangement, withholding utility charges from the space rental amount may be treated as “non-payment of rent.”

If utilities are not included as part of the rent, a legal process other than eviction should be used to collect utility and other incidental charges not part of the rental agreement. Eviction proceedings are to recover possession of the premises, rather than for collection of incidental service charges and utility charges. C.R.S. §38-12-207(2).

Master Meters (or other composite measurement devices): Colorado’s Public Utilities Law governs master meter arrangements. The master meter operator is referred to as the “MMO”; the actual users of the utilities are referred to as “end users.”

The Public Utilities Law prohibits MMO’s from billing end users any more than the actual cost billed to the MMO by the serving utility. Actual costs will typically include: construction, maintenance, financing, administration, metering or billing for the utility distribution system owned by the MMO.

If the MMO bills the end users for service, the MMO must pass along any refunds, rebates, rated reductions or adjustments it receives from the serving utility. For further information, see C.R.S. §40-1-103.5.

Under Colorado’s Mobile Home Park Act, park owners may contract for utility service to homeowners. With this type of arrangement, management must send to the utility all money collected from each resident as payment for the resident’s share of the utility charge, and payment to the utility must be made within 45 days of receipt of the payment from the resident. If park management does not make timely payments, the utility may require a deposit from the park owners. This ensures that end users will have utility services, despite a late payment or failure to pay by the MMO. C.R.S. §38-12-212.7.

B. Homeowner Meetings

Management may not prohibit meetings of homeowners relating to mobile home living and affairs. Meetings must be allowed to take place in the community meeting room or recreation hall, if one exists, and if it is reserved according to the park rules and is held at a reasonable hour. C.R.S. §38-12-206.

C. Dealer Preferences

Colorado law prohibits management from requiring the purchase of a mobile home from any particular seller in order to be able to live in the mobile home park. Likewise, a mobile home park cannot give preference in renting to prospective homeowners who purchase from a particular seller. And finally, a seller cannot require a buyer to place the mobile home in a particular mobile home park. C.R.S. §38-12-210. Note: These prohibitions do not apply to first time renters in new mobile home parks. C.R.S. §38-12-215.

Mobile home parks must treat all persons equally in renting or leasing spaces. It is illegal for a mobile home dealer to offer or pay cash or anything of value to a park owner or management for the purpose of reserving space or accepting a mobile home into the park. C.R.S. §38-12-212.

D. Sale of a Mobile Home Park

All current rental agreements remain in full effect despite changes in the ownership of a mobile home park. Any new purchaser buys the land subject to all existing rental agreements. Homeowners are secure in their possession of their space for the term of their rental agreement. If the homeowner is in a month-to-month rental arrangement, the same rules and requirements continue to apply.

A park owner must notify homeowners of the intent to sell the park at least 10 days before the scheduled closing. Notice must be:

1. Written, and
2. Mailed to each homeowner, at the address shown on the rental
agreement.

This notice is not required if the ownership transfer is between family members or partners in a partnership.

C.R.S. §38-12-217.

The park may eventually be sold to an owner who wants to use the land for a purpose other than a mobile home park. This is a change in use of the land, which can only be done if the zoning for the land allows. See above in this Handbook, reasons for evictions.

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V. LIST OF RESOURCES

Longmont Mediation Services/Division of Community and Neighborhood Resources
City of Longmont
350 Kimbark Street, Longmont 80501
303.651.8444

susan.spaulding@ci.longmont.co.us

Community Development Block Grant Program
City of Longmont
350 Kimbark Street, Longmont 80501
303-651-8530 or 303-774-4445

Boulder County Legal Services
315 West South Boulder Road, Suite 205
Louisville 80027
303-449-7575

State of Colorado/Department of Local Affairs/Division of Housing
1313 Sherman Street, Denver 80203
303-866-4653
Installation/set-up program for mobile homes

303-866-4656
Rick Hanger
rick.hanger@state.co.us
Enforcing of HUD construction standards for new mobile homes

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development/Office of Manufactured Housing Programs
451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 9164
Washington DC 20410
1-800-927-2891

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
www.aarp.org/ppi - enter “manufactured housing” in the “Search PPI” box

Manufactured Home Owners Association of America “United We Stand – Strength in Numbers”
Ishbel Dickens, Executive Director
P.O. Box 22346
Seattle WA 98112
1-206-851-6385
ishbel@mhoaa.us

Resident Owned Communities USA

technical assistance for communities and mobile home park sellers, to help homeowners who would like to purchase their community
7 Wall Street
Concord NH 03301
1-603-856-0246
http://www.rocusa.org/for-homeowners/ctap-search.aspx

National Consumer Law Center

Information and advocacy on a variety of topics, including manufactured housing
http://www.nclc.org/issues/manufactured-housing.html

CFED

Advocacy to help ensure that families who purchase manufactured homes reap benefits from the homeownership experience comparable to those enjoyed by buyers of traditional, site-built homes
1200 G Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington DC 20005
1-202-408-9788
http://cfed.org/programs/manufactured_housing_initiative/im_home/

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