The Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association will host a seminar at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, on the new rent justification law affecting home owners on leased land. The seminar will be held at the Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel. The public is invited free of charge.
Under the new law, rent increases above the Consumer Price Index-Urban for the Philadelphia, Wilmington, South New Jersey area requires the community owner to notify the Delaware Manufactured Home Relocation Authority and meet with the home owners in the community. The landlord must present documentation on the increases above the CPI-U. If the home owners are not in agreement, they may request arbitration with a $250 fee.
Under Delaware law, home owners are not required to sign a new lease contrary to what some community owners are claiming.
DMOHA President Ed Speraw says the seminars have been held in all three Delaware counties because of the large number of questions and complaints DMHOA has received as rent increase notifications are being received.
The CPI-U is based on the last 36 months of the year and can go up or down. It is posted on the Delaware State Housing Authority and DEMHA website.
DMHOA is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization providing a wide rang of services for residents on leased land. For additional information contact Speraw at 302-245-5200.