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Pa. AG announces settlement with mobile home park owners

By Bryan Cohen | May 28, 2013

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has announced a settlement with the owners of a State College-based mobile home park to resolve alleged violations of state manufactured home laws.

In September, the owners of Hilltop Mobile Home Park announced they would close the mobile home park. The park did not actually close until Feb. 28. Several Hilltop residents complained to Kane's office that they were not given payments required under state law when a mobile home park closes.

Under Pennsylvania law, the owners of manufactured home communities must pay specific relocation expenses to the manufactured home owners in a community if the community is closing. If the home owners are unable or unwilling to relocate their manufactured homes, the community owners must make certain payments as well.

Under the terms of the settlement, the owners of the park will pay $26,700, $21,700 of which will go to the residents of the park. The other $5,000 will go to the state to pay attorney fees and court costs. An additional $10,000 will be set aside in case other residents file legitimate claims in the next 30 days. The additional fund will be added if legitimate claims exceed the initial amount set aside by the owners.

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