SB1123: Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; notice of uncorrected violations.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 55-248.49:1, relating to the Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; notice of uncorrected violations.
[S 1123]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 55-248.49:1 as follows:

§ 55-248.49:1. Notice of uncorrected violations.

If a landlord does not remedy a violation of an ordinance that pertains to the health and safety of tenants in a manufactured home park within seven days of receiving notice from the locality of such violation, the locality shall notify tenants of the manufactured home park who are affected by the violation. Such notification may consist of posting the notice of violation in a conspicuous place in the manufactured home park or mailing copies of the notice to affected tenants.


SENATE BILL NO. 1123
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology
on January 30, 2017)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator McPike)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 55-248.49:1, relating to the Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; notice of uncorrected violations.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 55-248.49:1 as follows:

§ 55-248.49:1. Notice of uncorrected violations.

If a landlord does not remedy a violation of an ordinance that pertains to the health and safety of tenants in a manufactured home park within seven days of receiving notice from the locality of such violation, the locality shall notify tenants of the manufactured home park who are affected by the violation. Such notification may consist of posting the notice of violation in a conspicuous place in the manufactured home park and mailing copies of the notice to affected tenants.

SENATE BILL NO. 1123

Offered January 11, 2017
Prefiled January 9, 2017
A BILL to amend and reenact § 55-248.42:1 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 55-248.42:2, relating to the Manufactured Home Lot Rental Act; renewal of lease.
Patron-- McPike

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 55-248.42:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted and that the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 55-248.42:2 as follows:

§ 55-248.42:1. Term of rental agreement; renewal; security deposits.

A. A park owner shall offer all current and prospective year-round residents a rental agreement with a rental period of not less than one year. Such offer shall contain the same terms and conditions as are offered with shorter term leases, except that rental discounts may be offered by a park owner to residents who enter into a rental agreement for a period of not less than one year.

B. Upon Except as provided in § 55-248.42:2, upon the expiration of a rental agreement, such agreement shall be automatically renewed for a term of one year with the same terms unless the park operator provides written notice to the tenant of any change in the terms of the agreement at least sixty 60 days prior to the termination date. In the event of an automatic renewal of a rental agreement involving a year-round resident, the security deposit initially furnished by the tenant shall not be increased by the park owner nor shall an additional security deposit be required.

C. Except as limited by subsection B of this section, the provisions of § 55-248.15:1 shall govern the terms and conditions of security deposits for rental agreements under this chapter.

§ 55-248.42:2. Notice of uncorrected violations; automatic renewal provision not applicable.

A. The park operator shall provide written notification to each year-round resident whose rental agreement is subject to the automatic renewal provision of any violations that have been cited by the locality involving the failure of the park operator to comply with the obligation imposed by § 55-248.43 at least 60 days before the termination date. The notice provided shall include estimated dates of completion of corrective work. If the violations cited by the locality have not been corrected within 30 days of the termination date, the automatic renewal provision of 55-248.42:1 shall not be applicable.