Summary of the New York State Manufactured Home Park Tenants’ Rights Under Section 233 of Real Property Law

Summary of the New York State Manufactured Home Park Tenants’ Rights Under Section 233 of Real Property Law
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Summary of Manufactured Home Park Tenants' Rights Under Section 233 of the Real Property Law

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The right to be free from retaliation if you make a complaint or join a tenant association;

The right to rent discount if you participate in STAR, or other real property tax exemption program;

The right to not be evicted except upon court proceedings;

The right to a copy of park rules and regulations and a written statement of all fees at the commencement of occupancy;

The right to have rules and regulations applied uniformly to all tenants;

The right to be free from unreasonable, arbitrary or capricious rules or regulations;

The right to a thirty-day written notice prior to any change of rules or regulations;

The right to a ten-day period to correct a violation of park rules or regulations;

The right to a ninety-day written notice prior to increases of fees, charges or assessments

The right not to have rent increased more than once a year;

The right to have your security deposit held in trust, in an interest-bearing account and to know the name and address of the bank, for parks consisting of six or more sites;

The right prior to occupancy, to sign a lease for at least a one-year term;

The right to annual lease renewal(s) to all tenants;

The right to post a ‘For Sale’ sign on any manufactured home;

The right to reasonable notice of any planned disruption of services;

The right to purchase a manufactured home from whomever you wish, as either a current or prospective tenant;

The right to have essential services furnished at all times, including water, electricity and

heat;

The right to choose whomever you want as a service-person;

The right to refuse to purchase equipment from the park owner;

The right to be free from occupancy restrictions in park rules or leases;

The right to sell your manufactured home without the requirement that it be removed from the park;

The right not to pay a sales commission or fee to the park owner unless the park owner

acted pursuant to a written agreement; and

The right to a livable, sanitary and safe park under Warranty of Habitability.


If you feel your rights have been violated call the Manufactured Homes Program at 1-800-432-4210