Notification by manufacturer of manufactured home defect
- • other disclosures
- • rules
(1) Every manufacturer of manufactured homes offered for sale or lease in this state shall furnish notification of any defect in any manufactured home produced by the manufacturer that the manufacturer determines, in good faith, relates to a federal manufactured housing construction or safety standard or constitutes an imminent safety hazard to the purchaser of the manufactured home, within a reasonable time after such manufacturer has discovered the defect.
(2) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services is authorized to adopt rules for notification required by subsection (1) of this section. The rules shall conform to notification and correction of defects and record keeping requirements of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-383).
(3)(a) In addition to the notification required under subsection (1) of this section, the director may adopt rules to identify the disclosures required of a dealer or distributor prior to the sale of new manufactured structures more than eight feet six inches wide in travel mode. Disclosure required under this subsection shall be limited to information regarding permissible uses, roof snow loads and anchoring of manufactured structures.
(b) The Department of Consumer and Business Services shall develop and make available to all dealers and distributors of manufactured structures a standard disclosure. The disclosure shall be completed in writing by the dealer or distributor of any affected manufactured structure prior to sale. A completed disclosure shall be presented to the purchaser for signature at the time of sale and a copy of the signed disclosure provided to the purchaser. The signed disclosure shall be retained by the dealer or distributor for not less than five years following the date of sale. [1975 c.546 §6; 1989 c.648 §26; 1991 c.226 §8; 1997 c.205 §6; 1999 c.59 §124]
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