§6265. Condemnation and relocation of residents

Published: 2015

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6265. Condemnation and relocation of residents

(a) The owner of

a lot or rented mobile home that is condemned by a governmental agency due to

the wilful failure or refusal of the owner to comply with any obligations

imposed by law shall provide for reasonable relocation costs of affected

leaseholders and residents, except when the owner can demonstrate that he or

she has no financial capacity to comply. The affected leaseholders and

residents shall have the right to recover the reasonable costs of relocation,

including court costs and reasonable attorney fees. The agency of natural

resources shall grant to the owner in a timely fashion all permits necessary to

correct violations under this subchapter.

(b) The

commissioner may require a park owner who commences a closure of a mobile home

park pursuant to section 6237a of this title within one year of receiving from

a state or municipal enforcement official a notice of a violation of health,

safety, or environmental laws or of section 6262 of this title to pay

reasonable relocation costs not to exceed $3,500.00 to each affected

leaseholder, except when the park owner can demonstrate that he or she has no

financial capacity to comply. (Added 1993, No. 141 (Adj. Sess.), § 11, eff. May

6, 1994; amended 2007, No. 176 (Adj. Sess.), § 75.)