§6251. Mobile home lot rent increase; notice; meeting

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/10/153/06251
Published: 2015

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Title

10

:
Conservation and Development






Chapter

153

:
MOBILE HOME PARKS






Subchapter

002
:
PERMITS AND REGULATIONS










 

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6251. Mobile home lot rent increase; notice; meeting

(a) A mobile

home park owner shall provide written notification on a form provided by the

Department to the Commissioner and all the affected mobile home park

leaseholders of any lot rent increase no later than 60 days before the

effective date of the proposed increase. The notice shall include all the

following:

(1) the amount

of the proposed lot rent increase, including any amount of the increase that is

attributable to a surcharge for any capital improvements of the mobile home

park pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the estimated cost of the

capital improvements, and the proposed duration of the surcharge prorated in

12-month increments sufficient to recover the estimated cost of the capital

improvements;

(2) the

effective date of the increase;

(3) a copy of

the mobile home park leaseholder's rights pursuant to this section and sections

6252 and 6253 of this title; and

(4) the

percentage of increase from the current base lot rent.

(b) If the

mobile home park owner requests a lot rent increase that includes a surcharge

for any capital improvements, which, for the purposes of this section, include

replacement or repair of any major infrastructure systems that exceed

$2,500.00, the mobile home park owner shall submit to the Commissioner an

affidavit stating the estimated costs of the improvements, the expected date of

completion of the improvements and the time frame required for the surcharge to

provide for recovery of the cost of the improvements. The lot rent surcharge

shall terminate when the park owner has recovered the cost of the capital

improvements. A lot rent surcharge for capital improvements shall be

implemented to minimize the financial burden on the mobile home park

leaseholders.

(c) If the

mobile home park owner fails to notify either the mobile home park leaseholders

or the Commissioner of a lot rent increase as required by subsection (a) of

this section, the proposed lot rent increase shall be ineffective and

unenforceable. (Added 1995, No. 33, § 2, eff. June 1, 1995; amended 1997, No.

103 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. April 23, 1998; 2011, No. 137 (Adj. Sess.), § 2,

eff. May 14, 2012.)
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