(a) With respect to trees on rental spaces in a mobilehome park, park management shall
be solely responsible for the trimming, pruning, or removal of any tree, and the costs
thereof, upon written notice by a homeowner or a determination by park management
that the tree poses a specific hazard or health and safety violation. In the case of a dispute over that assertion, the park management or a homeowner
may request an inspection by the Department of Housing and Community Development or
a local agency responsible for the enforcement of the Mobilehome Parks Act (Part 2.1
(commencing with Section 18200) of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code) in order to determine whether a violation of that
(b) With respect to trees in the common areas of a mobilehome park, park management
shall be solely responsible for the trimming, pruning, or removal of any tree, and
the costs thereof.
(c) Park management shall be solely responsible for the maintenance, repair, replacement,
paving, sealing, and the expenses related to the maintenance of all driveways installed
by park management including, but not limited to, repair of root damage to driveways
and foundation systems and removal. Homeowners shall be responsible for the maintenance, repair, replacement, paving,
sealing, and the expenses related to the maintenance of a homeowner installed driveway. A homeowner may be charged for the cost of any damage to the driveway caused by
an act of the homeowner or a breach of the homeowner's responsibilities under the
rules and regulations so long as those rules and regulations are not inconsistent
with the provisions of this section.
(d) No homeowner may plant a tree within the mobilehome park without first obtaining
written permission from the management.
(e) This section shall not apply to alter the terms of any rental agreement in effect
prior to January 1, 2001, between the park management and the homeowner regarding
the responsibility for the maintenance of trees and driveways within the mobilehome
park, except that upon any renewal or extension, the rental agreement shall be subject
to this section. This section is not intended to abrogate the content of any existing rental agreement
or other written agreements regarding trees or driveways that are in effect prior
to January 1, 2001.
(f) This section shall only apply to rental agreements entered into, renewed, or extended
on or after January 1, 2001.
(g) Any mobilehome park rule or regulation shall be in compliance with this section.
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