As a mobilehome park resident, you are entitled to live in safe conditions that assure health, safety, security, and quality of life. The California Legislature has established laws to protect the rights of residents, the laws that regulate manufactured home parks fall under the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL).
If you are a mobile home or RV park resident, you are entitled to certain rights under Title 25, Division I, Chapter 2 of the California Code of Regulations. These specific regulations include requirements for park construction, use, occupancy, design, and maintenance.
Park Utilities and Design
According to Cal., Code Regs. tit. 25 § 1102, mobile home park owners or tenants are responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of common areas in the park, including:
Installation of gas, electrical, and plumbing equipment.
Maintaining the structure of permanent park-owned buildings.
Connection to certain utilities like electrical pedestal, gas riser, water riser, drain inlet, and sewage system.
Roadway Maintenance and Design
Cal. Code Regs. tit. 25 § 1106 states that mobile home park owners are required to provide clear pathways and road access without obstruction for residents.
Each resident's lot should have access to a roadway.
Roadways should be designed for vehicle parking.
Roadways are required to have signs and markings under traffic laws – prohibiting the parking of vehicles on the traffic side of the road.
Cal. Code Regs. tit. 25 § 1108 specifies that it is required for every mobile home park to have appropriate lighting installation for residents. Park owners must install lighting in surrounding areas:
Floor level entrances of buildings.
Shower and toilet buildings.
Required Toilet and Shower Facilities
Cal. Code Regs. tit. 25 § 1112 requires park owners to install toilets, bathrooms, and showers for all residents. Owners must also have:
Hot and cold running water for showers.
Toilets installed in separate compartments.
Showers and lavatories installed in separate buildings for different genders.
Contact a Chico Mobilehome Park Lawyer
Even though these laws are in place, sometimes tenants and mobile home park owners still behave negligently and violate residents' rights. As a resident, it's crucial to understand your rights to speak to an attorney and file a claim if they have been violated.
Peters, Habib, McKenna, Juhl-Rhodes & Cardoza, LLP has over 125 years of experience protecting the rights of mobile home park residents. If you or a loved one are a resident who has endured unfair treatment from your park owner, do not hesitate to speak to us. Contact us today at (530) 342-3593; we are here to help discuss what your options are.