If you live in a mobile home park, there are some rules that protect you. Here's what you need to know:
Limits on Rent Increases:
- New York law restricts how much the park owner can increase your rent. Usually, it's limited to a 3% increase. But if they have a good reason, they might raise it by 6%.
- If your park owner wants more than a 3% increase, you can challenge it in court. A judge will decide if it's fair.
- If you're doing a rent-to-own deal with the park owner, they must give you a contract that explains everything:
- What the deal involves.
- All the fees and charges you'll pay during the contract.
- The fair market value of the mobile home.
- The owner's responsibility for major repairs and improvements while you're renting.
- Your lease must include a rider about tenant rights.
- The contract must state that you're renting until the property title is transferred. Until then, the owner must maintain your home, do repairs, and keep it safe.
- Once a year, you should get a detailed list of all your payments for the rent-to-own agreement.
- If the park owner ends your lease, they must refund all your rent-to-own payments, along with any lot or home rent you paid.
Última revisión: November 5, 2023