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RHAWA MHC HB 1100 Right of First Refusal

Posted By: Kyle Woodring 2021 Legislative Session ,

VIEW SHB 1100


Bill Summary
  • Requires landlords to provide written notices of opportunity to purchase with respect to the sale or lease of a manufactured/mobile home community (MHC).
  • Provides certain organizations and associations a fixed period of time within which to provide written notice of intent expressing an interest to purchase or lease and make an offer, during which time the landlord must not make a final unconditional acceptance of an offer from others.
  • Requires good faith negotiations between landlords and qualified tenant organizations and eligible organizations when a landlord sells or leases an MHC or the property on which it sits.
  • Imposes civil penalties for failure to comply.

Bill Schedule
  • Public hearing in the House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans on Thursday January 14th at 1:30 PM 
  • Executive action taken in the House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans at 1:30 PM on January 21st.
  • Referred to Appropriations on January 26th.

Bill Schedule
  • Public hearing in the House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans on Thursday January 14th at 1:30 PM 
  • Executive action taken in the House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans at 1:30 PM

Previous Versions

HB. 1100

  • Requires community owners to provide written notice of opportunity to purchase a community to the Department of Commerce within 14 days after the date on which any advertising, listing, or public notice is first made that a community is for sale.  
  • Expands the definition of ‘eligible organization’ to include community land trusts and resident nonprofits cooperatives. 
  • Requires that if an eligible organization “expresses an intent to consider purchasing” a community within 45 days of the notice of opportunity to purchase, the community owner cannot accept any other offer for 90 days.  
  • Penalizes a community owner who violates the notification and wait process with a civil penalty in the amount of $10,000.  

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