GSMOL regional officers can help manufactured-home owners work with their city or county governments to adopt ordinances that protect homeowners from excessive rent raises and the loss of the value of their homes if their park should be closed.
Mobilehome Park Condo-Conversions/Subdivisions
The forced or park owner initiated conversion of a mobilehome park from a rental park to a resident ownership park has created great concern for the past decade. Many residents were unable to pay for the cost of the land in addition to their mobilehomes. If unable to sell, mobilehome owners have been forced to walk away, losing all equity in their homes. With the passage of SB 510, beginning in January 2014, local jurisdictions will consider the results of the Residents Survey in their decision to approve, modify or disapprove a MH Condo/Conversion. Local agencies may also implement Subdivision Map Act requirements for the conversion of rental MH Parks by resolutions or ordinances. Will Constantine, an attorney from Santa Cruz, is currently the leading CA expert on mobilehome park condo-conversions.