Subdivision 1. Special fees prohibited.
Except as provided in this section and section
, no fee other than the periodic rental payment shall be charged to a park resident or
prospective resident or any agent of a resident or prospective resident for the right to obtain
or retain a lot.
Subd. 2. Installation and removal charges.
A park owner may contract with a resident to
install the resident's home on a lot or to remove the resident's home from the park. The contract
must be in writing and the park owner may charge for the service. A park owner may not require a
resident to use the park owner's service to install or remove a home unless the owner provides
the service without charge.
Subd. 3. Rent.
All periodic rental payments charged to residents by the park owner shall be
uniform throughout the park, except that a higher rent may be charged to a particular resident due
to the larger size or location of the lot, or the special services or facilities furnished by the park. A
park owner may charge a reasonable fee for delinquent rent where the fee is provided for in the
rental agreement. The fee shall be enforceable as part of the rent owed by the resident. No park
owner shall charge to a resident any fee, whether as part of or in addition to the periodic rental
payment, which is based on the number of persons residing or staying in the resident's home, the
number or age of children residing or staying in the home, the number of guests staying in the
home, the size of the home, the fact that the home is temporarily vacant or the type of personal
property used or located in the home. The park owner may charge an additional fee for pets owned
by the resident, but the fee may not exceed $4 per pet per month. This subdivision does not prohibit
a park owner from abating all or a portion of the rent of a particular resident with special needs.
Subd. 4. Security deposit.
A park owner may require a resident to deposit with the park
owner a fee, not to exceed the amount of two months' rent, to secure the resident's performance
of the rental agreement and to protect the park owner against damage by the resident to park
property, including any damage done by the resident in the installation or removal of the resident's
home. The provisions of section
shall apply to any security deposit required by a
park owner under this subdivision.
Subd. 5. Maintenance charges.
If park rules or state or local law provide for lot maintenance
or impose conditions on the use of common areas and a resident fails to do the required
maintenance or meet the conditions, the park owner may do the maintenance or satisfy the
conditions and charge the resident the reasonable cost, plus a fee of up to $10, if:
(a) before doing the work the park owner gives the resident a written notice specifying the
work that has to be done, stating which rule or law requires the work to be done, advising the
tenant that if the work is not done promptly the park will do the work and bill the resident, and
stating a reasonable deadline by which the resident must do the work;
(b) after receiving the notice, the resident fails to do the work by the stated deadline; and
(c) after the work is done by the park owner, the park owner serves the resident with a
written notice of the charge.
If a resident's failure to do required maintenance or meet a condition imposed on the use of
common areas causes an immediate danger to park facilities or to the health or safety of other
residents, the park owner may give the resident a written notice requiring immediate compliance.
If immediate compliance is essential and delivery of a notice is impractical or useless, the park
owner may do the work without giving notice and may charge the tenant the reasonable cost. A
notice given pursuant to this subdivision neither precludes nor suffices as the notice required by
327C.09, subdivisions 3 to 7
Charges made pursuant to this subdivision shall be enforceable as part of the rent owed by
the resident. The notice required by clause (c) shall specify the work performed, the date of its
performance, the total cost of performing the work, the method used in computing the cost and
a deadline for payment by the resident. The deadline shall not be less than 30 days after the
service of the notice.
History: 1982 c 526 art 2 s 3; 1986 c 444; 1999 c 199 art 2 s 11