SB 247

  • Delaware Senate Bill
  • 152nd General Assembly (2023-2024)
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 20, 2024
  • Passed Senate Jun 18, 2024
  • Passed House Jun 30, 2024
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 25 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Manufactured Housing.


This Act creates a clearer and workable system for ensuring that manufactured home communities with health and safety violations and conditions that threaten the health and safety of people in the community cannot continue to raise rents on residents without fixing the conditions and providing a safe community for its residents. This substitute differs from the original bill in that it does the following: (1) Adds definitions to § 7003 for the whole chapter. (2) Creates a section that provides requirements for what a community owner must do when it receives a citation or experiences a failure of services related to water, sewer, or utilities distributed by the community owner, including having to fix the problem within 10 days or give detailed reasons why it cannot be completed in that timeframe as well as provide a surety bond for 150% of the estimated cost if it cannot be done in that timeframe. (3) Specifies that a community owner cannot impose a rent increase if it does not comply with the requirements of new section governing such repairs. (4) Changes the court in which community owners may dispute a citation for purposes of receiving a rent increase from Superior Court to the Justice of the Peace Court. This Substitute also makes the new version of § 7051A sunset on July 1, 2026. It reinserts the current version of § 7051A into the code on July 1, 2026, when the new version sunsets.

Bill Sponsors (16)


Jun 30, 2024

Jun 18, 2024


Jun 30, 2024


Passed By House. Votes: 40 YES 1 NOT VOTING

Jun 28, 2024


Reported Out of Committee (Housing) in House with 2 Favorable, 5 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable

Jun 20, 2024


Assigned to Housing Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

Jun 18, 2024


was introduced and adopted in lieu of SB 247


Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 NOT VOTING

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