(765 ILCS 745/24)
(from Ch. 80, par. 224)
Sale of Mobile Home.
The park owner shall be enjoined and
restrained from prohibiting, limiting, restricting, obstructing or in
any manner interfering with the freedom of any mobile home owner to:
(a) Sell his mobile home to a purchaser of his choice, provided that
the park owner shall be allowed to promulgate any general qualifications
or lawful restrictions on park residents which limit or define the
admission of entrants to the park. The purchaser, prior to closing,
must obtain a written and signed lease;
(b) Employ or secure the services of an independent salesperson in
connection with the sale of said mobile home, providing that said
salesperson collects and remits all governmental taxes.
The park owner is prohibited from imposing any fee, charge
or commission for the sale of a mobile home, except when a mobile home owner
requests the park owner or his agent to
assist in securing a purchaser for his mobile home. A commission may be
accepted for such service subject only to the following conditions:
(1) That the exact amount of commission or fee shall be a percentage
of the actual sales price of the mobile home; and
(2) That the maximum percentage figure for the services in the
resale of the mobile home by park owner or his agent shall be set forth
in writing prior to the sale.
The park owner is prohibited from requiring, upon the sale by a tenant
of a mobile home to a qualified purchaser, the removal from the park of
such mobile home unless the mobile home is less than 12 feet wide or is
significantly deteriorated and in substantial disrepair, in which case the
park owner shall bear the burden of demonstrating such fact and must, prior
to sale, have given the tenant written notice thereof, and that unless
first corrected, removal will be required upon sale.
(Source: P.A. 85-998.)