Mobile Home Issues
Manufactured Home Park Lot Leases
If you own a manufactured (mobile) home and lease a lot in a manufactured (mobile) home park with 3 or more manufactured (mobile) homes, you have certain rights under the Pennsylvania Manufactured Home Community Rights Act. If you are complying with the rules of the park and are paying the rent due, the park landlord cannot evict you due to end of lease term unless there is a change in use of the park. Unless you have a written lease which waives or reduces your right to receive Notice to Vacate, your park landlord must give you written Notice to Vacate.
If the park landlord wants to evict you for breaching the lease:
He/she must give you 30 days notice if the lease term is for less than one year or for an indeterminate term.
He/she must give you 3 month notice if your lease term is for one year or more.
If the park landlord wants to evict you for failure to pay rent:
He/she must give you 15 days notice if the notice is given between April 1st and August 31st.
He/she must give you 30 days notice if the notice is given between September 1st and March 31st.
It is important to note that if you don't pay the overdue rent within 20 or 30 days or you fall behind in your rent again within six (6) months the landlord may immediately start the process to evict you.
If the park landlord wants to evict you for use of illegal drugs:
He/she must give you 10 days notice.
If your landlord has rules, the landlord must post them in the park and must give a copy of them to every tenant. Your landlord is also required to post a copy of the Pennsylvania Mobile Home Park Rights Act in a conspicuous place in the mobile home park.
More information on mobile homes and manufactured housing is available from PALawHelp.org.