California Business and Professions Code Section 10131.7

CA Bus & Prof Code § 10131.7 (2017)  

It is unlawful for any real estate licensee acting under authority of Section 10131.6 to do any of the following:

(a) To advertise or offer for sale in any manner any manufactured home or mobilehome, unless it is either in place on a lot rented or leased for human habitation within an established mobilehome park as defined in Section 18214 of the Health and Safety Code and the advertising or offering for sale is not contrary to any terms of a contract between the seller of the manufactured home or mobilehome and the owner of the mobilehome park, or is otherwise located, pursuant to a local zoning ordinance or permit, on a lot where its presence has been authorized or its continued presence and that use would be authorized for a total and uninterrupted period of at least one year.

(b) To fail to withdraw any advertisement of a manufactured home or mobilehome for sale, lease, or exchange within 48 hours after the real estate licensee’s receipt of notice that the manufactured home or mobilehome is no longer available for sale, lease, or exchange.

(c) To advertise or represent a mobilehome as a new mobilehome or a manufactured home as a new manufactured home.

(d) To include as an added cost to the selling price of a mobilehome, an amount for licensing, as prescribed by Section 10751 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, except where the buyer and seller agree to the proration of the license fees for the applicable license period, or transfer of title of the mobilehome as a vehicle, which amount is not due to the state unless, prior to the sale, the amount has been paid by the licensee to the state in order to avoid penalties that would have accrued because of late payment of the fees.

(e) To make any representation that a manufactured home or mobilehome is capable of being transported on California highways if the manufactured home or mobilehome does not meet all of the equipment requirements applicable to manufactured homes or mobilehomes of Division 12 (commencing with Section 24000) of the Vehicle Code, or to fail to disclose any material fact respecting those equipment requirements.

(f) To advertise or otherwise represent, or knowingly to allow to be advertised or represented on the real estate licensee’s behalf or at the real estate licensee’s place of business, that no downpayment is required in connection with the sale of a manufactured home or mobilehome when downpayment is in fact required and the buyer is advised or induced to finance the downpayment by a loan in addition to any other loan financing the remainder of the purchase price of the manufactured home or mobilehome.

(g) To fail or neglect properly to cause the endorsement, dating, and delivery (or fail to endorse, date, and deliver) of the certificate of ownership or certificate of title of the manufactured home or mobilehome, and, when having possession, to fail to deliver the registration card to a transferee who is lawfully entitled to a transfer of registration. Except when the certificate of ownership or certificate of title is demanded in writing by a purchaser, the licensee shall satisfy the delivery requirement of this subdivision by submitting appropriate documents and fees to the Department of Housing and Community Development for transfer of registration in accordance with Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 18075) of Part 2 of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code and rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 610, Sec. 1.3. (AB 2762) Effective January 1, 2011.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018