1. Duty to disclose.  A mobile home park owner or operator shall disclose fully in writing all fees, charges, assessments and rules before a mobile home dweller assumes occupancy in the park.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]

Terms Used In Maine Revised Statutes Title 10 Sec. 9093

  • in writing: include printing and other modes of making legible words. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 15 Sec. 225
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mobile home: means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which:
A. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 814
  • Mobile home park: means any parcel of land under single or common ownership or control which contains, or is designed, laid out or adapted to accommodate 2 or more mobile homes. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 814
  • Tenant: means a mobile home owner who rents a parcel of land in a mobile home park. See Maine Revised Statutes Title 21-A Sec. 814
  • 2. Increases or changes.  The park owner or operator must give at least 30 days’ written notice to all tenants before changing any rules or increasing any fees, charges or assessments.
    [ 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]

    3. Failure to disclose charges.  If the park owner or operator fails to fully disclose any fees, charges or assessments, those fees, charges or assessments may not be collected. The owner or operator may not use the mobile home dweller’s refusal to pay any undisclosed charge as a cause for eviction in any court.
    [ 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]

    4. Rental payments.  A mobile home park owner or operator may establish a park rule to require that all rental payments and other fees due to the mobile home park owner or operator be paid in full before the home is removed from the park, sold or occupied by a new tenant or owner. If the owner or occupant is a lienholder who has informed the mobile home park owner or operator of its lien on the home pursuant to section 9097, subsection 2-B, the terms of that subsection apply.
    [ 1999, c. 207, §1 (AMD) .]

    SECTION HISTORY

    1987, c. 737, §§B1,C106 (NEW). 1989, c. 6, (AMD). 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 104, §§C8,C10 (AMD). 1995, c. 365, §1 (AMD). 1999, c. 207, §1 (AMD).