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Q: Right of First Refusal Laws for Mobile Home Parks ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Right of First Refusal Laws for Mobile Home Parks
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: amrb-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 30 Jan 2004 15:51 PST
Expires: 29 Feb 2004 15:51 PST
Question ID: 301942
How many states (in the USA) have "Right of First Refusal Laws for
Mobile Home Owners in Mobile Home Parks" laws on the books?  I know
for example that Washington state does, and I believe New Hampshire.
Subject: Re: Right of First Refusal Laws for Mobile Home Parks
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 30 Jan 2004 16:34 PST
Six states currently have a Right of First Refusal Law regarding mobile home parks:

New Hampshire

The state of Washington had such a law, but it has been declared
unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court:

"Until recently, state law allowed mobile home park tenants a 'right
of first refusal' to purchase their park when the present owner put it
up for sale. Unfortunately, the Washington State Supreme Court has
declared the law granting tenants this right to be unconstitutional.
Park owners are therefore no longer required to give tenants an
opportunity to purchase a park before the park owner can sell the park
to anyone of his or her choosing."

Northwest Justice Project

"...Provide right of first refusal. Residents should have the
opportunity to buy the park out at the same price as other purchasers
to prevent change of use. At least six states provide for this."

Consumer's Union

"In order to avoid similar forced relocation scenarios, some states,
such as Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
and Vermont, have seen fit to pass mobile home park resident ?right of
first refusal? laws. These laws allow residents (through mobile home
owner associations) the power to stop parks from being purchased in
order to protect their homes."

Dayton City Paper

Google Web Search: "states" + "mobile home" + "first refusal"

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