Your Rights under Minnesota Law

Your Rights under Minnesota Law

Find links to Minnesota laws regarding manufactured home parks (here) ,
manufactured homes (here) , or manufactured home repossession (here).

Access
Candidates for office, 211B.20
Park owners' rights, 327C.14

Accessory Buildings and Structures
Maintenance and repair, rules, 327C.02
Replacement as condition of sale, 327C.07

Affidavits, park closure or conversion, compliance, 327C.095

Attorney fees, eviction proceedings, 327C.11

Brokers, park owners acting as, in park sales, 327C.07

Buyers, 327C.02, 327C.07

Candidates, access, 211B.20

Closing of parks, 327C.01, 327C.095

Closure statements, 327C.01, 327C.095

Complainants, retaliation against, 327C.12

Condominium conversions to common interest communities, 327C.095

Constitutional rights, freedom of expression, rules, 327C.13

Contracts and Agreements
In park sales, approval contingency, 327C.07
Manufactured homes, installation or removal, 327C.03
Rental agreements (see same under this topic)

Conversions to common interest communities, 327C.095

Cooperative or nonprofit ownership, conversion to
Housing Finance Agency loans and grants, 462A.05

Defenses, eviction, 327C.10

Definitions
Exclusions, 327.23
Lot rentals, 327C.01
Minnesota Condominium Act, 515.02
Recreational manufactured home parks, 327.14
Solid waste management taxes, 297H.01

Deposits, security deposits, 327C.02, 327C.03

Descriptions of property
Lots, homestead determination, 273.124

Disclosure, in park sales, 327B.08, 327C.02, 327C.07

Discrimination, violations, 327C.095, 327C.15

Displaced residents, 327C.01, 327C.095

Electricity (see Utility Service)

Enforcement of Law
Attorney general, duties, 327C.095, 327C.15
Boards of health, duties delegated to, 145A.07
Park closure or conversion violations, 327C.095

Enforcement of rules, new or amended rules, 327C.02

Evacuation or shelter plans
Prospective buyers, notice received, 327C.02
Rental agreements, attachments, 327C.01
Resident copy, park owner to provide, 327.20

Eviction
Defenses, 327C.10
Generally, 327C.11
Grounds, 327C.09, 327C.10
Notice, 327C.09
Rules violations, notice, 327C.09
Secured parties, 327C.07, 327C.08

Exclusions, 327C.01

False advertising, violations, 327C.095, 327C.15

False statements
Tenancy applications, eviction, 327C.09

Fees
Generally, 327C.03
In park sales, 327C.07
Inspections, 327C.07
Security deposits, 327C.02, 327C.03
Utility service (see same under this topic)

Fines, rent increases, using as payment, 327C.06

Forms
Park closure or conversion, notice, 327C.095
Rental agreements, notice of rules and rights, 327C.02
Safety feature disclosure, 327C.07

Fraud
In park sales, violations, 327C.07
Misrepresentation and deceptive practices, 327C.07
Violations, generally, 327C.095, 327C.15

Freedom of expression, rules, 327C.13

Furnace oil (see Utility service under this topic)

Hearings, variances or zoning changes, 327C.095

Homeowners, certificates and certification, home safety features, installation and inspection, 327C.07

Homesteads, determination, 273.124

Improvements to park, eviction, notice, 327C.09

In-park sales
Disclosure, 327B.08, 327C.02, 327C.07
Eviction, secured parties, duties, rights, 327C.07, 327C.08
Generally, 327C.07
Inspections of homes, 327C.07, 363A.38
Prospective buyers, 327C.02, 327C.07
Safety feature disclosure form, 327C.02, 327C.07
Used manufactured homes, limited dealer's license, 327B.04

Inspections, 327C.07

Investigations
Attorney general, duties, 327C.095, 327C.15
Park closure or conversion violations, 327C.095

Lake City, 458.73

Land registration, closure or conversion, 327C.095

Landlords (see Park owners under this topic)

Lawsuits, 327C.02

Lease terms, financially distressed residential rental property, exception, 504B.151

Liability, 327C.07, 327C.08

Licenses, boards of health, 145A.07

Lot rentals
Defined as shelter costs, 256D.35
Definitions, 256J.08, 327C.01
Payment as condition of sale, 327C.07
Rental agreements (see same under this topic)
Secured parties, duties, 327C.07, 327C.08

Lots
Access, park owners' rights, 327C.14
Descriptions of property, homesteads, determination, 273.124
Eviction, 327C.09, 327C.095
Inspections, 327C.07
Maintenance rules, compliance as condition of sale, 327C.07
Rental (see Lot rentals under this topic)
Rental agreements (see same under this topic)
Repossession lawsuits, 327C.02
Size requirements, ordinances, 366.151, 394.25
Unimproved lots, sale, storage, or display of manufactured homes, 327B.04

Maintenance and repair
Accessory buildings, 327C.02, 327C.07
Generally, 327C.03
Liability, 327C.07
Replacement of structures, rules, 327C.02
Rules, 327C.02, 327C.07

Manufactured home park cooperatives
Homesteads, determination rules, 273.124

Manufactured homes in park
Access, park owners' rights, 327C.14
Density, ordinances, 366.151, 394.25
Generally, 327C.07
In-park sales (see same under this topic)
Installation or removal, contracts, fees, 327C.03
Maintenance and repair rules, 327C.02, 327C.07
Ordinances, laws, or rules, noncompliance, eviction, 327C.09
Prospective buyers, 327C.02, 327C.07
Removal after repossession, 327C.08
Repossession, secured parties, duties, rights, 327C.08
Residents, maximum number, rules, 327C.05
Safety features, 327C.02, 327C.07
Setback requirements, ordinances, 366.151, 394.25

Meters (see Utility service under this topic)

Misrepresentation, in-park sales, violations, 327C.07

Natural gas (see Utility service under this topic)

Noise, loud noises, eviction, 327C.09

Nuisances, recreational manufactured home parks, 327.20

Orders, 327C.02

Ordinances
Lots, 366.151, 394.25
Manufactured homes in park, density, 366.151, 394.25
Setbacks, 366.151, 394.25
Zoning, 366.151, 394.25, 462.357

Park owners
Access to manufactured homes or lots, rights, 327C.14
Certificates and certification, rent paid, 290A.19
Generally, 327C.07
Limited dealer's license, used manufactured homes, 327B.04
Mail and mailing, 327C.09, 327C.095
Manufactured home sales, license prerequisites, 327B.04
Notice given
   Endangerment or substantial annoyances, notice to vacate, 327C.09
   Maintenance requirements, charges, 327C.03
   Park closing or conversion, 327C.095
   Prospective buyers, tenancy denied, 327C.07
   Relocation or eviction due to improvements, 327C.09
   Rent increases, 327C.06
   Repossession lawsuits, 327C.02
   Rules, changes, 327C.02
   Sale of park, 327C.096
Payments by, relocation costs, displaced residents, 327C.095
Reports given, residents, information lists, 327C.095
Retaliation by, 327C.12
Rights and privileges, waivers void, 327C.02
Service of process by, 327C.02, 327C.03, 327C.095
Signatures, rental agreements, 327C.02
Tenant's right of privacy, exemption, 504B.211

Pets, fees, 327C.03

Planning agencies, generally, 327C.095

Presumptions, unreasonable rules, 327C.05

Propane gas (see Utility service under this topic)

Prospective buyers, 327C.02, 327C.07

Purchase agreements
Common interest community conversions, 327C.095

Recreational manufactured home parks

Redevelopment program loans or grants, 462A.2035, 462A.21

Rental agreements
Contents, 327C.01, 327C.02, 327C.03
Evacuation or shelter plan attached, 327C.01
Generally, 327C.02
Repeated serious violations, eviction, 327C.09
Resident copy, 327C.01
Rules and regulations of park, 363A.38

Rents
Eviction notice, acceptance of rent not waiver, 327C.11
Failure to pay, eviction, defenses, 327C.09, 327C.10
Generally, 327C.03
Increases, 327C.02, 327C.06
Lot rentals (see same under this topic)
Rental agreements (see same under this topic)

Repairs, 327C.02, 327C.03, 327C.07

Repossession
Lawsuits, 327C.02
Lots, eviction, 327C.07 to 327C.11
Manufactured homes, removal after repossession, 327C.08

Resident associations
Retaliation against members, 327C.12
Sale of park, right to purchase, 327C.095

Residential generators
Manufactured home parks defined as, 297H.01

Residents
Definitions, 327C.01
Displaced residents, payments to, 327C.095
Eviction, 327C.07 to 327C.11
Excluded from definition of tenant, 504B.275
Freedom of expression, rules, 327C.13
Homeowners, home safety features, certification, 327C.07
In-park sales, 327C.07
Maximum number, rules, 327C.05
Notice received
   Endangerment or substantial annoyances, notice to vacate, 327C.09
   Maintenance requirements, charges, 327C.03
   Park closing or conversion, 327C.095
   Relocation or eviction due to improvements, 327C.09
   Rent increases, 327C.06
   Repossession lawsuits, 327C.02
   Rules, changes, 327C.02
   Sale of park, 327C.096
Privacy rights, exemption, 504B.211
Relocation within park, 327C.09, 327C.095
Rental agreements (see same under this topic)
Reports about, 327C.095
Residents with special needs, rent abatement, 327C.03
Retaliation against, 327C.12
Rights and privileges, waivers void, 327C.02
Service of process on, 327C.02, 327C.03, 327C.095
Signatures, rental agreements, 327C.02
Tenancy applications, false statements, eviction, 327C.09

Restitution, 327C.02, 327C.08, 327C.11

Retaliation
Eviction, defense, 327C.10
Generally, 327C.12

Rules and regulations of park
Definitions, 327C.01
Freedom of expression, 327C.13
Generally, 327C.02
Health and safety, 327.20
Manufactured homes, maximum number of residents, 327C.05
Operation and maintenance, 327.20
Presumptively unreasonable rules, 327C.05, 363A.38
Rental agreements, familial status, compliance with law, 363A.38
Substantial modifications, 327C.01, 327C.02
Unreasonable rules, 327C.05
Violations, 327C.09, 327C.10

Safety features
Disclosure form, 327C.02, 327C.07
Liability, 327C.07

Sale of park, 327C.095, 327C.096

Sales
Manufactured homes, in-park sales (see In-park sales under this topic)
Sale of park, 327C.095, 327C.096

Sanitary facilities
Recreational manufactured home parks, 327.16, 327.27

Secured parties
Eviction, 327C.07 to 327C.11
Liability, 327C.07, 327C.08
Notice given, manufactured homes, eviction or repossession, 327C.07, 327C.08
Repossession, rights, duties, 327C.08

Security deposits, 327C.02, 327C.03

Security interests
Rental agreements, 327C.02
Secured parties, 327C.07 to 327C.11

Severe weather plans, 327.20, 327C.01, 327C.02

Sewers (see Utility service under this topic)

Shelter plans, 327.20, 327C.01, 327C.02

Storm protection plans, 327.20, 327C.01, 327C.02

Substantial modifications, 327C.01, 327C.02

Tax assessments, homesteads, 273.124

Tenants (see Residents under this topic)

Unfair and deceptive practices
In park sales, violations, 327C.07
Violations, generally, 327C.095, 327C.15

Utility service
Fees, failure to pay, eviction, 327C.09, 327C.095
Generally, 327C.04
Payment responsibility, 325E.025

Vacating, rules violations, notice, 327C.09

Valuation of property, homesteads, 273.124

Variances, land use, hearings, 327C.095

Violations and penalties
Eviction, 327C.09, 327C.10
False advertising, 327C.095, 327C.15
Fees, 327C.03, 327C.07
Rent increases, 327C.06
Retaliation by park owners, 327C.12
Rights and privileges, waivers void, 327C.02
Unreasonable rules, 327C.05

Waivers, owners or residents
Rights and privileges, void, 327C.02

Waste disposal (see Utility service under this topic)

Water supply (see Utility service under this topic)

Writs of restitution
Conditional writs, 327C.11
Eviction proceedings, stay of writ, 327C.11
Repossession lawsuits, 327C.02

Zoning, ordinances
Counties, changes, 394.25
Parks constructed prior to January 1, 1995, 462.357
Permitted multifamily uses, 462.357
Towns, 366.151, 366.152

Zoning, permits, changes, hearings, 327C.095