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Del. AG announces order against owner of manufactured home community

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 7, 2013

GEORGETOWN, Del. (Legal Newsline) -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced Thursday an order against the owner of a Sussex County manufactured home community who allegedly failed to protect the health and safety of community residents.

Biden's Consumer Protection Unit issued the cease and desist order pursuant to an agreement with PFL Unlimited Partnership, the owner of Layton's Riviera manufactured home community. Biden's office received multiple complaints filed by Layton's Riviera tenants.

The Consumer Protection Unit alleges that PFL engaged in multiple violations of Delaware's Manufactured Home Owners and Community Owners Act.

PFL also allegedly failed to maintain the roads in the community in a good condition and entered into a lease with a tenant that failed to comply with the law.

Under the terms of the agreement with PFL, the company must continue to maintain the roads in a good condition, maintain the community in such a way as to protect the safety and health of its residents and remove the debris of an abandoned manufactured home that was destroyed in a fire.

PFL also must pay $3,500 in attorney and court costs and $10,000 in penalties.

PFL also will provide an addendum to the tenant with the noncompliant lease to bring the contract into compliance with state law.

Civil penalties were suspended as part of the agreement, provided PFL abides by the agreement's terms. Future violations of the agreement would result in civil penalties of up to $25,000 per violation, Biden's office said.

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