Beginning Wednesday, tenants of manufactured home parks facing eviction will get more compensation for changes to the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act.
Landlords will have to give 12-months notice to end a tenancy, instead of the previous four months, which is the same for all agreements under the act.
Instead of 12-months rental costs as compensation for evicted home-owners, landlords will have to pay $20,000 and there will be additional income for tenants who cannot find another home.
Park owners will have to pay tenants for the assessed value of their home over $20,000 if they can’t be relocated, something that wasn’t compensated prior to the changes.
Tenants are also not responsible for disposal costs and will be paid the greater number of 12 months worth of rental costs or $5,000 in the case of a bad-faith eviction.
Those happen when a manufactured home park gives notice of closure but does not actually shut down after evictions.
The province introduced tenancy act changes for renters’ security and compensation for evictions from renovations or demolition, which took effect May 17.