assembly Bill A4851A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to providing recourse for manufactured homeowners in manufactured home parks confronted with unjustifiable rent increases

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 16, 2010 amend and recommit to rules 4851a
Jun 08, 2010 reported referred to rules
May 25, 2010 reported referred to codes
Jan 06, 2010 referred to judiciary
Jun 02, 2009 reported referred to codes
Feb 06, 2009 referred to judiciary

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Multi-Sponsors

A4851 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6920
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §233, add §233-b, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5029, S3177
2013-2014: A3351, S2905
2015-2016: A6269, S4436
2017-2018: A2682, S3231
2019-2020: A5247, S5436

A4851 - Summary

Relates to providing recourse for manufactured homeowners in manufactured home parks confronted with unjustifiable rent increases; creates a local option in counties in New York state to provide such protection.

A4851 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4851

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ALESSI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FIELDS,
  SCHROEDER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to providing recourse
  for manufactured  homeowners  in  manufactured  home  parks,  who  are
  confronted with unjustifiable rent increases

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  finds  and  declares
that:
  (a) Factors unique to home ownership in manufactured home parks in New
York  state  require  that  the  owners  of  such  manufactured homes be
protected from involuntary forfeiture of their homes due to unreasonable
increases in lot rent.
  (b) Homeownership in such manufactured home parks differs  from  other
forms  of  homeownership as well as from the traditional landlord-tenant
relationship. Unlike other homeowners, because the manufactured homeown-
ers do not control the land on which  their  manufactured  homes  exist,
they  have  no  control  over  this substantial portion of their housing
costs.
  (c) Vacant lots on which to place an existing  manufactured  home  are
extremely  rare in New York state, and the cost of relocating a manufac-
tured home, even if such a vacancy exists,  is  prohibitively  high  and
threatens the structural integrity of many manufactured homes.
  (d)  The  manufactured  homeowners'  total  lack  of  bargaining power
disrupts the normal operation of market forces and renders such manufac-
tured homeowners captive to whatever  terms  a  manufactured  home  park
owner  may choose to impose. Although many manufactured home park owners
choose not to take advantage of their superior  bargaining  power,  many
do.  This often results in manufactured homeowners being evicted because
of manufactured home park rents they can no  longer  afford,  and  as  a

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08081-01-9

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A4851A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6920
Current Committee:
Assembly Rules
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §233, add §233-b, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5029, S3177
2013-2014: A3351, S2905
2015-2016: A6269, S4436
2017-2018: A2682, S3231
2019-2020: A5247, S5436

A4851A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing recourse for manufactured homeowners in manufactured home parks confronted with unjustifiable rent increases; creates a local option in counties in New York state to provide such protection.

A4851A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4851--A

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 6, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. ALESSI, D. WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
  A. FIELDS, QUINN, SCHROEDER, SWEENEY, THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Judiciary -- reported and referred to the  Commit-
  tee  on  Rules  --  Rules  Committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the real property law, in relation to providing recourse
  for manufactured  homeowners  in  manufactured  home  parks,  who  are
  confronted with unjustifiable rent increases

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  finds  and  declares
that:
  (a) Factors unique to home ownership in manufactured home parks in New
York  state  require  that  the  owners  of  such  manufactured homes be
protected from involuntary forfeiture of their homes due to unreasonable
increases in lot rent.
  (b) Homeownership in such manufactured home parks differs  from  other
forms  of  homeownership as well as from the traditional landlord-tenant
relationship. Unlike other homeowners, because the manufactured homeown-
ers do not control the land on which  their  manufactured  homes  exist,
they  have  no  control  over  this substantial portion of their housing
costs.
  (c) Vacant lots on which to place an existing  manufactured  home  are
extremely  rare in New York state, and the cost of relocating a manufac-
tured home, even if such a vacancy exists,  is  prohibitively  high  and
threatens the structural integrity of many manufactured homes.
  (d)  The  manufactured  homeowners'  total  lack  of  bargaining power
disrupts the normal operation of market forces and renders such manufac-
tured homeowners captive to whatever  terms  a  manufactured  home  park
owner  may choose to impose. Although many manufactured home park owners
choose not to take advantage of their superior  bargaining  power,  many

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08081-03-0