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HB 0579 - Landlord liens; definitions; provisions

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Scott,Austin 153rd
Last Action: 5/14/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: Judy
Senate Committee: B&FI
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 579 amends Part 2 of Article 8 of Chapter 14 of Title 44, relating to liens by landlords.  This bill would provide for the assessment of certain storage charges on certain manufactured or mobile homes by real property owners. It also provides for the establishment of a lien on manufactured or mobile homes for certain storage costs. In the event that the homeowner or occupant declares bankruptcy, the accruing of any rent or rent charge due by the lienholder to the owner of the manufactured home community shall be stayed by the bankruptcy until 30 days after the final court action discharging the bankruptcy or releasing the collateral, whichever occurs first. If either a lienholder or an owner of a manufactured home community brings an action at law against the other in a court of competent jurisdiction, the prevailing party, as determined by the court, in addition to other relief granted by the court, may be awarded costs of litigation including reasonable attorney’s fees.


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