TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-44.2
Abandoned Mobile and Manufactured Home Act

SECTION 31-44.2-8


§ 31-44.2-8 Notices and complaint forms.

(a) A notice in substantially the following language shall suffice for the purpose of giving an owner notice of removal of an abandoned mobile or manufactured home pursuant to chapter 44.2 of title 31:

THIRTY-DAY NOTICE FOR REMOVAL OF MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED HOME

Date of Notice: ....................

You are notified that a certain mobile or manufactured home (describe mobile home in terms of size, color, make, and model, if known) located at (give address or describe location) meets the definition of an abandoned mobile or manufactured home within the meaning of the "Abandoned Mobile or Manufactured Home Act" pursuant to chapter 44.2 of title 31. Unless all delinquent taxes (including penalty and interest) are paid, and electric, water, and waste service are restored to this mobile or manufactured home within thirty (30) days of the date of this notice, the plaintiff shall remove and dispose of the mobile or manufactured home, and it shall be disposed of or sold at public auction free and clear of any existing liens.

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Signature of plaintiff

I certify that I placed in regular U.S. mail first class postage prepaid, a copy of this notice addressed to the defendant on the .................... day of .......... 20...................

(b) A complaint in substantially the following language shall suffice for the purpose of commencing removal of an abandoned mobile or manufactured home pursuant to chapter 44.2 of title 31:

State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

, Sc. DISTRICT COURT

DIVISION

PLAINTIFF DEFENDANT

(Landowner/Licensee/Municipality Name) V (Mobile or Manufactured Homeowner Name)

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(Address) (Address of premises on which abandoned mobile or manufactured home is located)

COMPLAINT FOR REMOVAL OF ABANDONED MOBILE OR MANUFACTURED HOME chapter 44.2 of title 31.

(1) Plaintiff is the landowner/licensee/municipality in which defendant's/owner's mobile or manufactured home is situated.

(2) The mobile or manufactured home meets the definition of abandoned mobile or manufacturer home as set forth in § 31-44.2-2(3) in the following manner.

CHECK ONE OR ALL THAT APPLY

Defendant's mobile or manufactured home is:

/p) ........ Not connected to electricity or not connected to a source of safe potable water supply sufficient for normal residential needs, or both; or

p ........ Not connected to an adequate wastewater disposal system; or

........ Unoccupied for a period of at least one hundred twenty (120) days and for which there is clear and convincing evidence that the occupant does not intend to return; or

........ So damaged, decayed, dilapidated, unsanitary, unsafe or vermin infested that it creates a hazard to the health and safety of the occupants or the public.

(3) Plaintiff seeks judgment for removal of defendant's mobile or manufactured home. If you do not remedy this situation within thirty (30) days your mobile or manufactured home will be removed without further notice on ............ (date), which must not be less than thirty-one (31) days from the date of mailing this notice. Plaintiff seeks costs and fees (if applicable).

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Signature of landowner/licensee/municipality

I certify that I placed in regular U.S. mail first class postage prepaid, a copy of this notice, addressed to defendant on the ................ day of............ 20.....................

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Signature of landowner/licensee/municipality

History of Section.
(P.L. 2014, ch. 255, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 309, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 512, art. 1, § 20.)