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Manufactured Home Community Rights Act

October 26, 2011 - Mechanicsburg, PA

The Manufactured Home Community Rights Act (“MHCRA”) controls the relationship between those who own manufactured homes (a/k/a “mobile homes”) and those who own manufactured home communities. The MHCRA deals with the unique issues that arise where people own their homes but rent the land. In March 2011, important new changes to this law became effective, and other amendments have been proposed.

This program will address the rights of the residents and owners of manufactured home communities, as well as highlight the recent changes to the MHCRA and the differences between this and any other landlord/tenant relationship.

There are many manufactured home communities and homeowners in Pennsylvania. They and their representatives are encouraged to attend – as well as landlord/tenant attorneys, and legal aid attorneys.

John Abel of the office of the Attorney General will be present to discuss the Attorney General’s role in enforcing the MHCRA. Steven Williams, Esq., and Mary Gaiski will discuss the MHCRA and community owner’s issues, and William B. Shuey and Donald Marritz will discuss the MHCRA and tenant’s rights.

MHCRA changes highlighted will include:

New terminology
New requirement for disclosures by community owners
Requirement that leases be in writing
Limit on number of rent increases within a 12-month period
New restrictions on acceptable community rules and regulations

To register, please visit the Pennsylvania Bar Institute website.