(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person licensed as a real estate broker may sell or offer to sell, buy or offer to buy, solicit prospective purchasers of, solicit or obtain listings of, or negotiate the purchase, sale, or exchange of any manufactured home or mobilehome only if the manufactured home or mobilehome has been registered under Part 2 (commencing with Section 18000) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code.
(b) No real estate broker who engages in the activities authorized by this section shall maintain any place of business where two or more manufactured homes or mobilehomes are displayed and offered for sale by the person, unless the broker is also licensed as a mobilehome dealer as provided for by Part 2 (commencing with Section 18000) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code.
(c) As used in this chapter, “manufactured home” means a structure as defined in Section 18007 of the Health and Safety Code, and “mobilehome” means a structure as defined in Section 18008 of the Health and Safety Code. “Manufactured home” and “Mobilehome” do not include a recreational vehicle, as defined in Section 18010 of the Health and Safety Code, a commercial modular, as defined in Section 18001.8 of the Health and Safety Code, or factory-built housing, as defined in Section 19971 of the Health and Safety Code.
(d) In order to carry out this section, the commissioner shall prescribe by regulation, after consultation with the Department of Housing and Community Development, methods and procedures to assure compliance with requirements of the Health and Safety Code pertaining to manufactured home and mobilehome registration, collection of sales and use taxes, and transaction documentation.
(e) Nothing in this section increases or decreases, or in any way preempts, consumer notice requirements of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 and related regulations which are set forth in Sections 5414 and 5422 of Title 42 of the United States Code and Subparts E and I of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 610, Sec. 1. (AB 2762) Effective January 1, 2011.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018