senate Bill S4436

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Housing, Construction And Community Development Committee

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to housing, construction and community development
Mar 20, 2015 referred to housing, construction and community development


S4436 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Housing, Construction And Community Development
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §233, add §233-b, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6920, A4851
2011-2012: S3177, A5029
2013-2014: S2905, A3351
2017-2018: S3231, A2682
2019-2020: S5436, A5247

S4436 (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.

S4436 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4436 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 4436                                                  A. 6269

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                             March 20, 2015

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed,  and  when  printed  to  be committed to the Committee on Housing,
  Construction and Community Development

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A.  THIELE,  GRAF,  JAFFEE,  PALUMBO,
  SCARBOROUGH,  WEPRIN  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A. SKARTADOS --
  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


  Section 1. Legislative findings. The legislature  finds  and  declares
  (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
  (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

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


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