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Change Iowa’s manufactured home laws, state attorney general urges


Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is urging state legislators to change laws regarding rental and utility fees for owners of manufactured homes after consumers have reported rent increases of up to 69% in the last year. Beyond the drastic rise in rent increases, consumers have reported arbitrary fees that raise costs higher, a lack of clear title to their manufactured homes, forced moves and other problems after out-of-state corporations purchased the land in several manufactured-home parks across the state. The attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division worked with lawmakers last session to propose new protections, but the billed stalled, Miller’s office said. “Our ask to lawmakers is simple: Iowa law should recognize that these consumers own actual homes and treat manufactured-home park residents as equal to apartment tenants, if not better,” Miller said.

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