New compensation for tenants of manufactured home parks facing eviction takes effect today.
The changes to the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act include a consistent 12-month notice to end tenancy and ensuring the same for all tenancy agreements under the act.
Compensation landlords must pay tenants when the park is closed is now $20,000, an increase from the previous requirement of 12 months of pad rental costs.
Owners would be eligible for more compensation if a home cannot be relocated.
Park owners are also required to compensate tenants for the assessed value of the home over $20,000.
Previously, there was no compensation if a manufactured home could not be relocated.
It’s also been clarified that tenants are not responsible for disposal costs.
The government has also increased the amount of compensation for bad-faith evictions.
Landlords, who give notice of a manufactured home park closure, but fail to proceed with the closure after eviction, must pay tenants 12 months’ pad rental, or $5,000, whichever is greater.
You can find more information on the guidelines, forms and other details of the changes, including questions and answers can be found online: