A tenant may move out before the expiration of the lease for 3 reasons:
- Park owner didn't comply with lease. If the park owner fails to follow the lease, you may move out within the first 30 days of living there by providing a written notice. After the first 30 days, you may move out if you stayed because you relied on the park owner's promise to correct the lease violation. Notice must be given by certified mail or personal service.
- The home has a big defect. If the owner does not correct the defect within 30 days of getting notice from the tenant, the tenant can move out. The defect must be big enough to cause the tenant to be unable to enjoy the home.
- The park is no longer liveable. If a condition within the park makes it impossible to live or poses a threat to the health, welfare, and safety of any tenant, the tenant may move out without giving notice.
A tenant may have the right to damages if the park owner’s actions are willful or negligent.
If the tenant does not give notice and it is required, the lease automatically renews. If a tenant gives notice, but then does not move out, they may be liable for up to twice the monthly rental.