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                            SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL 5188



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Senate Committee on Commerce & Labor (originally sponsored by Senators Moore, Matson and Anderson).


Read first time March 6, 1991.Providing for tenant eviction and rental and storage costs for mobile home landlords.

     AN ACT Relating to mobile home landlord-tenant relations; and adding a new section to chapter 59.20 RCW.




     NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 59.20 RCW to read as follows:

     (1) Upon abandonment of a mobile home by a tenant or eviction of a tenant from a mobile home park space where the mobile home occupying that space is not subject to RCW 59.20.074, the landlord may store the mobile home on the mobile home lot or in the mobile park until removal of the mobile home as provided by law.  The landlord may charge rent and reasonable expenses for occupancy of the mobile home lot or any other area in the mobile home park by the mobile home.  Any rent or other reasonable expenses owed to the landlord pursuant to this section shall be paid to the landlord prior to removal of the mobile home from the mobile home park.

     (2) This section shall not affect the availability of a landlord's lien as provided in chapter 60.72 RCW.