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This category covers issues with owning or renting a mobile home, or living in a mobile home park.
You may be able to switch the legal label for your mobile home from movable to immovable through something called an Act of Immobilization. Learn more about whether your mobile home may be classified as movable or immovable and whether or not you may ask the court to immobilize your mobile home through an Act of Immobilization. Whether or not your mobile home is classified as movable or immovable property affects your options for financing, loans, and tax rates.
The Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) administers the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (the Act) which authorizes HUD to establish federal standards for the design and construction of manufactured homes to assure quality, durability, safety, and affordability. HUD standards may preempt state and local laws that do not conform to the HUD standards. OMHP enforces standards directly or through state agencies that have partnered with HUD, inspects factories and retailer lots, regulates installation standards for the homes, administers a dispute resolution program for defects, establishes and collects a fee for each home built, authorizes a certification label to be placed on each section of a home that meet the HUD standards, and pursues a civil or criminal action for violations of the Act.