Article: HB 2661/2015
2015 brings with it a new Illinois Legislative Session. We are pleased to share that we have in place HB 2661 that will address lease and water meter issues. HB 2661 sponsor is Representative Marty Moylan. MHOAI will now look for co-sponsors to sign on. Feel free to call your state Senator and Representative asking them to sign on to the bill. MHOAI will continue watching for other legislation that impacts manufactured homeowners that others (landlords/taxes) will bring also. The Synopsis as Introduced is:
Amends the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act. Provides that a lease may not contain provisions: (1) granting the right of first refusal to the park owner to purchase a tenant’s home; or (2) requiring the tenant to pay replacement costs of meters or other replacement costs of utilities provided by the park owner. Provides that if heat tapes are used to prevent the freezing of water pipes, the tenant is only responsible for the water pipes attached to the home. In a Section concerning park owner remedies, provides that a fine imposed for a violation shall be considered separate from rent, and a park owner shall not cease acceptance of the rent payment if a violation fine has been issued.
If you have any questions or would like to become more involved with the passage of HB 2661, contact Terry Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org