Manufactured Housing Law Update
Manufactured Housing Law Update – January 2018
McGlinchey Stafford and the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) are pleased to bring you the Manufactured Housing Law Update. With content prepared by McGlinchey Stafford’s nationally-recognized consumer financial services team, the Update focuses on legal and regulatory actions in the manufactured housing industry.
Time flies and we are already in mid-February. For those in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and the New England states, we have nothing to report, other than the Eagles’ win.
Moving away from football and back to manufactured housing, Missouri finalized rules that we reported on in August, with changes. Those rules are set out in this update, indicating those changes to the proposed rules. If you operate a community in Louisiana, we have new sewer regulations to report on. Similarly, if you operate a community in New Jersey and have a swimming pool, take notice of the new sign requirements.
On the lending side, a federal case out of the Eastern District of California involving the assessment of convenience fees may be of interest. Also from the Eastern District of California, a case involving a violation of the bankruptcy discharge may be of interest.
If you sell manufactured homes, take a look at the FTC’s proposed home insulation rule regarding the required disclosure of insulation products’ R-value and related information.
We hope you enjoy the read, which might be light, unless you need to review the Missouri regulations.