House Bill No. 545
Introduced By _______________________________________________________________________________
A Bill for an Act entitled: "An Act prohibiting a mobile home park owner from denying an application from a prospective mobile home purchaser on the basis of the age of the mobile home that is for sale; and permitting a mobile home park owner to deny a residency application to a prospective purchaser of a mobile home based on structural or aesthetic conditions of the home
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Montana:
NEW SECTION. Section 1. Condition of home invalid reason for denying residency application -- exception. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), the owner of a mobile home park may not reject the application for residency in the mobile home park of a prospective purchaser of a mobile home in the mobile home park because:
(a) of the age of the mobile home that is for sale;
(b) the home was built before June 15, 1976, and does not comply with federal standards administered by the United States department of housing and urban development for the construction of manufactured housing; or
(c) the external condition of the mobile home or the mobile home site does not comply with the rules of the mobile home park that pertain to the structural or aesthetic conditions of a mobile home or a site.
(2) If the owner of the mobile home park has specified in writing prior to the date that a mobile home is offered for sale that rules of the mobile home park that pertain to structural or aesthetic conditions have been violated and what measures the mobile home owner should take to bring the mobile home into compliance with mobile home park rules, the mobile home park owner may deny an application for residency from a prospective purchaser of the mobile home.
NEW SECTION. Section 2. Codification instruction. [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 70, chapter 24, part 4, and the provisions of Title 70, chapter 24, part 4, apply to [section 1].