assembly Bill A5247

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2019 referred to judiciary


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A5247 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Judiciary
Law Section:
Real Property Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §233, add §233-b, RP L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A4851, S6920
2011-2012: A5029, S3177
2013-2014: A3351, S2905
2015-2016: A6269, S4436
2017-2018: A2682, S3231

A5247 (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.

A5247 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 7, 2019

Introduced  by M. of A. THIELE, JAFFEE, PALUMBO, WEPRIN -- 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) Manufactured homes are a critical source of affordable housing for
residents in New York state, particularly for senior citizens seeking to
remain in their communities.
  (b) 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.
  (c) 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
  (d) Vacancies in existing manufactured home parks are  extremely  rare
in  New York state, and the cost of relocating a manufactured home, even
if such a vacancy exists, is prohibitively high and threatens the struc-
tural integrity of many manufactured homes.
  (e) 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.