Legal Resources | Health and Safety Code | HS 18035.2
Mobilehomes - Manufactured Housing Act
(a) For every sale by a dealer of a new or used manufactured home or mobilehome to be installed on a foundation system pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 18551, the dealer shall execute in writing and obtain the buyer's signature on a purchase order, conditional sale contract, or other document evidencing the purchase, and provide a statement of fact complying with subdivision (b) of Section 18035.1, contemporaneous with or prior to the receipt of any cash or cash equivalent from the buyer and shall establish an escrow account with an escrow agent. The escrow shall not be subject to Section 18035. The parties shall provide for escrow instructions that identify the fixed amounts of the deposit and balances due prior to closing, consistent with the amounts set forth in the document evidencing the purchase and related services. Escrow disbursements and closing shall be consistent with the mutually agreed terms and conditions of the documents evidencing the purchase and related services. Disbursements of funds from escrow prior to delivery and installation of the unit, any accessory structures, and related services shall only be as mutually agreed upon in writing by the dealer and buyer.
(b) For every sale by a dealer of a new manufactured home or mobilehome installed or to be installed on a foundation system pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 18551, the escrow instructions shall provide all of the following:
(1) That the original manufacturer's certificate of origin be placed in escrow.
(2) That, in the alternative:
(A) The lien of any inventory creditor on the manufactured home or mobilehome shall be satisfied by payment from the escrow account.
(B) That the inventory creditor shall consent in writing to other than full payment.
For purposes of this paragraph, "inventory creditor" includes any person who is identified as a creditor on the manufacturer's certificate of origin or any person who places the original certificate of origin in escrow and claims in writing to the escrow agent to have a purchase money security interest in the manufactured home or mobilehome as contemplated by Section 9103 of the Commercial Code.
(3) That the escrow agent shall obtain from the manufacturer a true and correct facsimile of the copy of the certificate of origin retained by the manufacturer pursuant to Section 18093.
(c) For every sale by a dealer of a new or used manufactured home or mobilehome that is subject to inspection pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 18551, and for which it is stated, on the face of the document certifying or approving occupancy, that the issuance of the document is conditioned upon the payment of a fee, charge, dedication, or other requirement levied pursuant to Section 17620 of the Education Code, the escrow instructions shall provide that the payment of that fee, charge, dedication, or other requirement be made to the appropriate school district upon the close of escrow.
(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 713, Sec. 4.)