Mobilehome Parks: Rent Caps (Muratsuchi): The bill would prohibit the management of a mobilehome park from increasing the gross rental rate for a tenancy for a mobilehome space more than 3% plus the percentage change in the cost of living, or 5%, whichever is lower, over the course of any 12-month period prior to the effective date of the increase. The bill would prohibit management from increasing the gross rental rate for a tenancy in more than 2 increments over a 12-month period, after the tenant maintains the tenancy over a 12-month period. The bill would prohibit management from imposing an increase in rent on a prospective purchaser or homeowner that purchases a mobilehome if the purchase qualifies as an in-place transfer, as specified. The bill would exempt specified mobilehome spaces from these provisions. This bill would specify that these provisions apply to rent increases for mobilehome spaces occurring on or after January 1, 2023.
The bill would not apply to a mobilehome park when a local government has adopted an ordinance, rule, regulation, or initiative before January 1, 2024, that establishes a maximum amount that may be charged by management for rent or otherwise regulates the rental rate for a mobilehome tenancy in that mobilehome park. Note: This would not affect mobilehome parks in the City of Yucaipa, since Yucaipa already has a Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
Read the full text of the bill here Bill Text - AB-1035 Mobilehome parks: rent caps.
Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL) Protection Act (Addis):This bill proposes to eliminate the 5-year sunset on the Mobilehome Residency Law Act (AG 3066), which amended the Health and Safety Code to establish the Mobilehome Residency Law Protection Program (MRLPP), a five-year pilot program housed within the HCD to help coordinate the resolution of complaints from homeowners relating to the Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL). The Act requires HCD to select the most severe, deleterious, materially, and economically impacted alleged violations of the MRL for state evaluation, including any alleged violations that may lead to eviction. When enacted, this law was intended to protect and safeguard the most vulnerable mobilehome homeowners by affording them an additional avenue to enforce violations of the MRL.