This is the main section of laws. Click on:    2015 MRL – cover intro statutes

This is the Frequently Asked Questions portion. Click on:    2015 MRL — FAQs (1)

This is a list of county resources. Click on:   County resources – 2015

This is an index of topics for the MRL. Click on:   2015 MRL – INDEX


Most of the provisions of the California Mobilehome Residency Law (MRL) were enacted piecemeal over a number of years and eventually codified under Chapter 2.5 of the Civil Code in 1978. Since 1978, a number of sections have been amended and others added to the Code. The MRL is divided into nine Articles, by subject, as indicated in the accompanying Table of Contents.

Violations of the Mobilehome Residency Law, like provisions of conventional landlordtenant law, are enforced by the courts; that is, the disputing parties must enforce the MRL against one another in a court of law. The State Department of Housing and Community Development does not have authority to enforce these Civil Code provisions. For example, a park owner, not the state, must utilize an unlawful detainer procedure in a court to evict a homeowner for non-payment of rent or failure to abide by reasonable park rules. By the same token, a homeowner in a park, not the state, must bring legal action, in court, to enforce a notice or other MRL requirement, or obtain an injunction, if the management will not otherwise abide by the MRL. Other selected laws not part of the MRL but related to park residency are included in this handbook. These include the Recreational Vehicle Park Occupancy Law, first enacted in 1979, governing tenancies in RV parks. The RV Park Occupancy Law was substantially revised in 1992, dividing it into seven Articles. Also enclosed are relevant laws on mobilehome resale disclosure, park emergency preparedness plans, mobilehome park polling places, and traffic enforcement in mobilehome parks.

For 2015, there are no new amendments to the Mobilehome Residency Law (Civil Code §§798-799.11). In this year’s MRL handbook, under “Other Selected Provisions of Law”, Health & Safety Code §18610.5 regarding lot lines has been added. The FAQs section has been expanded to include information regarding animal control, fire prevention and code enforcement, and the effect of the Davis-Stirling Act on resident-owned park stock co-ops. The Resources section has been expanded to include contact information for government animal control agencies.
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