This legislation would create a process for landowners to get rid of abandoned and derelict mobile homes left on their property by irresponsible tenants. The legislation clearly defines local government agent to state that there is no requirement or mandate that a local government appoint a local government agent. However, the legislation allows landowners to request a local government send an agent to assess the condition of mobile homes to make a determination if such mobile homes should be classified as abandoned.
If the local government agent makes such an assessment then a notice will be required to be posted on the property and hearing will be held in magistrate court within 90 days. The court will either confirm or deny the decision of the local government agent. If the court determines that the abandoned mobile home is derelict then the court will be required to issue an order finding as such and the landowner will become responsible for disposing of the abandoned mobile home within 180 days. The legislation creates notice requirements for the owner of the land and allows for the owner to place a lien on the mobile home after a determination that the mobile home is abandoned.