(1) When all or a portion of a mobile home park as defined in s. 723.003 is appropriated under this chapter, the condemning authority shall separately determine the compensation for any permanent improvements made to each site. This compensation shall be awarded to the mobile home owner leasing the site if:
(a) The effect of the taking includes a requirement that the mobile home owner remove or relocate his or her mobile home from the site;
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 73.072
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
(b) The mobile home owner currently leasing the site has paid for the permanent improvements to the site; and
(c) The value of the permanent improvements on the site exceeds $1,000 as of the date of taking.
(2) “Permanent improvement” means any addition or improvement to the site upon which a mobile home is located, which addition or improvement cannot be detached and removed from the site without destroying its practical utility at another site. If capable of removal to another site, compensation for the expense of removal and relocation shall be as provided by law.
(3) A mobile home owner who is the lessee of the site and is required to remove his or her mobile home as the result of a taking of all or a part of a mobile home park may petition to intervene as a party defendant in proceedings under this chapter, for purposes of asserting his or her right to the separate compensation to be determined and awarded under this section. Failure to intervene shall not constitute a waiver of the right of a mobile home owner to institute a separate action to recover from a mobile home park owner the compensation awarded to such park owner for the permanent improvements made by the mobile home owner to the site on which his or her mobile home is located.