“You and other residents have the right to solicit membership or dues, either orally or in writing, in your residents’ association without interference from the community owner/operator. Peaceful canvassing, petitioning of residents, and distribution or circulation of oral or printed information within your community, is permissible for any noncommercial, political, or public purpose. 940 C.M.R. 10.04(9)(d) & (e)." (The Attorney General’s Guide to Manufactured Housing Community Law)
“There are limitations on what your community owner/operator may legally include in your occupancy agreement, such as: Your agreement cannot contain any provision that conflicts with any provision of the Act or the Attorney General’s Regulations. 940 C.M.R. 10.02(2). Thus, you cannot be required to give up any of your legal benefits or protections, and any such provision is unenforceable.... Your occupancy agreement may not include any restriction that is unreasonable, unfair or unconscionable. 940 C.M.R. 10.02(1). This broad provision effectively prevents your community owner/operator from imposing in your occupancy agreement any requirement that he or she could not impose in the community rules.” (The Attorney General’s Guide to Manufactured Housing Community Law)
This regulation makes it clear that your occupancy agreement with Hometown America cannot restricted you from joining the Oak Point Homeowner Association If there is such a clause in you occupancy agreement, please do not hesitate to contact the Oak Point Homeowners Association.
According to the Attorney General's guidebook: "If your community owner/operator proposes to add or amend any community rules, any residents’ or tenants’ association must be given notice at least 75 days prior to the effective date of the proposed rules. 940 C.M.R. 10.04(3)"
Whether or not you choose to join the homeowners association, having an association provides this important function. For more details about some of the other benefits of a homeowners association, see the Homeowners Association entry in the Documents page of this website.
|Please contact us with any questions or comments.|