Manufactured home park owners who wish to use the property for a different purpose must follow certain rules. These provisions balance the park owner’s need to manage the use of their land with the home owner’s need for stability and time to plan their relocation.
An owner of a manufactured home park who wishes to use the park for a different purpose must:
- Serve 12-Month Notice to End Tenancy for Conversion of Manufactured Home Park
- Provide compensation equal to one year’s rent.
- The park owner must plan, in good faith, to convert all or significant parts of the park, to non-residential or residential use (other than a manufactured home park).
- They must have all required permits and approvals in place before issuing a notice to end tenancy. In addition to provincially mandated requirements, many local governments in the province have policies in place for manufactured home park redevelopment.
- The policies will typically set out requirements for communication between affected parties, financial assistance for tenants and considerations for staff on rezoning applications for manufactured home parks.
- Tenants may file an application for dispute resolution with the Residential Tenancy Branch if they do not agree with the notice to end tenancy.