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Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
 

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220.0000 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP

Annotation 220.0432

220.0432 Mobilehome Park. Revenue and Taxation Code sections 62.1 and 62.2 create three sets of change in ownership exclusions with respect to the transfers of mobilehome parks to tenant ownership.

Section 62.1(a) excludes a transfer of a mobilehome park to an entity formed by the tenants of the park provided that the individual tenants who were renting at least 51 percent of the spaces in the mobilehome park prior to the transfer participate in the transaction through the ownership of an aggregate of at least 51 percent of the voting stock of, or other ownership or membership interests in, the entity which acquires the park. Section 62.1(b) provides a separate exclusion for the transfer of rental spaces in a mobilehome park to the individual tenants of the rental spaces provided that (1) at least 51 percent of the rental spaces are purchased by individual tenants renting their spaces prior to purchase and (2) the individual tenants of these spaces form, within one year after the first purchase of a rental space by an individual tenant, a resident organization as described in Health and Safety Code section 50781(k) to operate and maintain the park. And section 62.2 excludes any transfer of a mobilehome park to an entity which is not formed by the tenants, for a temporary period following the transfer, to facilitate the transfer of the park to resident ownership pursuant to one of the exclusions of section 62.1 described above. Within that temporary period, either section 62.1(a) or section 62.1(b) must be complied with, or the exclusion is lost. For mobilehome parks initially transferred after 1993, this temporary period within which section 62.1 must be completed within 36 months. For mobilehome parks initially transferred between January 1, 1989 and January 1, 1993, that period was 18 months.

Once a transfer of a mobilehome park to an entity formed by tenants has been excluded from change in ownership pursuant to section 62.1(a), the subsequent transfers of ownership interests in that entity are treated as pro rata changes in ownership and are subject to reassessment. Similarly, after the initial transfers of units from the mobilehome park to individual tenants, which initial transfers are excluded from change in ownership pursuant to section 62.1(b), subsequent transfers of units by former tenants would be changes in ownership of those units transferred. C 5/14/1999.