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DIVISION 13. HOUSING [17000 - 19997]

  ( Division 13 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

PART 2. MANUFACTURED HOUSING [18000 - 18153]

  ( Heading of Part 2 amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 540, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 8. Registration and Titling of Manufactured Homes, Mobilehomes, and Commercial Coaches [18075 - 18124.5]

  ( Heading of Chapter 8 amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 1076, Sec. 46. )

ARTICLE 4. Amendments, Transfers, and Transactions [18098 - 18107]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 3. )

18098.
  

(a)  Whenever any person, after making application for the registration of a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home required to be registered under this part, or after obtaining registration or being recorded on the permanent title record of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home registration as registered owner, legal owner, or junior lienholder, moves or acquires a new permanent address, that person shall, within 10 days thereafter, notify the department of both the old and new address.

(b)  No penalty shall arise from the failure of any person to notify the department pursuant to this section.

(c)  Neither the department nor any person shall be subject to any civil liability with respect to any notification required by statute or regulation to be mailed to a registered owner at his or her address if sent as required by law to the address last reported to the department as required by subdivision (a).

(d)  Any registered owner who notifies the department pursuant to subdivision (a) shall mark out the former address shown on the face of the registration card issued for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and indelibly write or type the new address on the face of the card adjacent to the former address and shall initial this change.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 383, Sec. 11.)

18099.
  

Any registered owner of a commercial coach required to be registered under this part who moves, permits to be moved, or causes to be moved, the commercial coach from the situs location indicated on the registration card shall notify the department within 10 days thereafter of both the old and new address of situs. The registered owner shall mark out the situs address shown on the card and indelibly write or type the new situs address on the registration card and shall initial this change.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 3.)

18099.5.
  

(a)  Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (b), no person shall move, permit to be moved, or cause to be moved, any manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home from the situs indicated on the registration card, without first obtaining the written consent of the legal owner and of each junior lienholder, if any. The written consent shall be obtained on forms approved by the department. In the event that there is no legal owner and no junior lienholder, the registered owner shall complete the written consent form. The original copy of each written consent form shall accompany the manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home to its new situs in lieu of a registration card.

(b)  If the person proposing to move a manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home required to be registered under this part shall have requested the consent required by subdivision (a) delivered to a secured party or mailed to such person by certified mail, return receipt requested, and the secured party has within 30 days neither given nor withheld its consent, the person proposing to move the manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home shall notify the department on a form approved by the department of such event and a copy of such form shall accompany the manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home to its new situs.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1467, Sec. 23. Effective October 2, 1985.)

18100.
  

Any registered owner, legal owner, or junior lienholder who moves, permits to be moved, or causes to be moved, a manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home subject to registration under this part shall apply to the department within 10 days therefrom for an amended registration card upon forms provided by the department and with fees for an amended registration card as prescribed by the department. The application shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(a)  A copy of the written consent form required by Section 18099.5.

(b)  Any information which the department may require relating to the new situs location.

(c)  The current registration card.

In the event that the new situs location cannot be determined at the time of application, the application shall so indicate and the department shall hold the application in suspense until this information is received. The applicant or the applicant’s agent shall, immediately upon determining a new situs address where the manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home is to be installed for occupancy, notify the department of the new situs address.

Upon receipt of the completed application the department shall issue an amended registration card for the manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home to the registered owner.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1467, Sec. 24. Effective October 2, 1985.)

18100.5.
  

(a)  If the title or interest of a registered owner, legal owner, junior lienholder in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, or truck camper, or floating home for which an original registration under this part has been obtained is transferred to another person, or, if all outstanding secured obligations previously held by a legal owner registered on the original or a subsequent registration or by a junior lienholder are satisfied and the person no longer has any obligation to extend credit, incur obligations, or otherwise give value to be secured by the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, or, if a security interest is taken in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home after the permanent title record has been established, the department shall be notified within 20 days and shall act as follows:

(1)  If the title or interest of a registered owner or legal owner is being transferred, the transferor and the transferee of the title or interest shall execute in the manner prescribed by the department the certificate of title for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home. If the transfer is made by a registered owner and the transferee is to assume the underlying indebtedness secured by the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and owed to a legal owner, the legal owner shall state on the certificate of title that legal title and interest are to be retained. The certificate of title along with all other supporting documents shall be fowarded to the department with appropriate fees. The department shall appropriately amend the permanent title record of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, forward a new certificate of title reflecting the change to the permanent title record to the legal owner by first-class mail, and forward an amended registration card reflecting the change to the permanent title record to the registered owner with copies to all secured parties shown on the permanent title record. If there is no legal owner, the new certificate of title and amended registration card shall be forwarded to the registered owner.

(2)  If the interest of a junior lienholder is being transferred, the transferor and the transferee shall execute in a manner prescribed by the department the registration card, and the card so executed shall be forwarded to the department with appropriate fees. The department shall appropriately amend the permanent title record and forward an amended registration card reflecting the change to the permanent title record to the registered owner with copies to all secured parties shown on the permanent title record.

(3)  If a creditor acquires a security interest in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home after the permanent title record has been established, the department shall amend the permanent title record to reflect the interest as that of a legal owner or as that of a junior lienholder, as appropriate. If the permanent title record already reflects the interest of one or more junior lienholders, the creditor then perfecting its interest pursuant to this section shall be designated as the most junior lienholder.

(4)  If a legal owner no longer holds an outstanding obligation or a commitment to make advances, incur obligations, or otherwise give value to be secured by the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, or truck camper, or floating home, the legal owner shall indicate its release of lien by appropriately signing the certificate of title for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and forward the certificate of title to the department with appropriate fees. The department shall appropriately amend the permanent title record for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, deliver a new certificate of title reflecting the change to the permanent title record to the new legal owner, if any, by first-class mail, and forward an amended registration card reflecting the change to the permanent title record to the registered owner with copies to all secured parties shown on the registration card. For purposes of this paragraph, the following person shall be designated as the new legal owner:

(A)  The junior lienholder, if any.

(B)  If there is more than one junior lienholder, the junior lienholder whose statement of lien was designated as the most senior junior lienholder on the permanent title record shall be the legal owner.

(5)  If a junior lienholder no longer holds an outstanding obligation or a commitment to make advances, incur obligations, or otherwise give value to be secured by the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, the junior lienholder shall forward the properly executed and released junior lienholder registration card to the department with appropriate fees. The department shall appropriately amend the permanent title record for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and forward an amended registration card reflecting the change to the permanent title record to the registered owner with copies to all secured parties shown on the permanent title record.

(b)  (1)  Notwithstanding subdivision (d) of this section and subdivisions (c) and (e) of Section 18080.7, for the 120-day period beginning upon the receipt by the department of the notice of escrow and appropriate fee provided by paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 18035, or until the escrow is canceled or until the escrow closes and the resulting transfers of ownership interests and transfers or creation of legal owner and junior lienholder interests are acknowledged by the department as amendments to the permanent title record of the manufactured home, mobilehome, truck camper, or floating home, whichever is earlier, the department, except at its sole discretion, shall impose a moratorium on all of the following:

(A)  On any other amendments to the permanent title record of the manufactured home, mobilehome, truck camper, or floating home for the purpose of transferring any ownership interest or transferring or creating any security interest in the manufactured home or mobilehome.

(B)  On issuing any duplicate, substitute, or new certificate of title, registration card, or copy of a registration card regarding the manufactured home, mobilehome, or floating home.

(C)  On subsequent notices of escrow openings.

(2)  The department shall, upon receipt of the notice of escrow and the appropriate fee, forward to the escrow agent an acknowledgment of receipt and a true and correct copy of the permanent title record as of the commencement of the period of moratorium.

(c)  If a secured party fails to comply with the provisions of subdivision (a) relating to releases of lien and the secured party thereafter receives a written demand from the registered owner that the secured party release its lien, the secured party shall be liable to the registered owner for all actual damages suffered by the registered owner by reason of the failure to release the lien unless the secured party, within 20 days of receipt of the demand, complies with the requirements of subdivision (a), except where the secured party has reasonable cause for noncompliance.

(d)  Whenever the title or interest of the registered owner or legal owner in or to a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home registered under this part passes to another in a manner other than by voluntary transfer, the new registered owner or legal owner may obtain a transfer of registration upon application therefor and upon presentation of the last certificate of title, if available, and current registration card, if available, issued for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and any instruments or documents of authority or certified copies thereof as may be required by the department, or required by law, to evidence or effect the transfer of title or interest in that case. The department, when satisfied of the genuineness and regularity of the transfer, shall amend the permanent title record of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, issue a new current registration card and certificate of title, and forward copies of the current registration card to all junior lienholders.

(e)  The department shall not transfer registration until the applicant complies with the requirements of Section 18092.7.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 765, Sec. 9.)

18101.
  

No transfer of the title of a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home registered under this code shall be effective until the transferor has made proper endorsement and delivery of the certificate of title and delivery of the registration card to the transferee as provided in this code.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1467, Sec. 26. Effective October 2, 1985.)

18101.5.
  

When the transferee of a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, or truck camper is a dealer who holds it for resale and moves it upon the highways under transportation decals, the dealer is not required to make application for transfer, but upon transferring his or her title or interest to another person, he or she shall comply with this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 1527, Sec. 38.)

18102.
  

(a)  If 40 days have elapsed since the death of a registered or legal owner of a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home registered under this part, without the decedent leaving other property necessitating probate, and irrespective of the value of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, the following person or persons may secure a transfer of registration of the title or interest of the decedent:

(1)  The sole person or all of the persons who succeeded to the property of the decedent under Sections 6401 and 6402 of the Probate Code, unless the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home is, by will, otherwise bequeathed.

(2)  The sole beneficiary or all of the beneficiaries who succeeded to the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home under the will of the decedent, where the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home is, by will, so bequeathed.

(b)  The person authorized by subdivision (a) may secure a transfer of registration of the title or interest of the decedent upon presenting to the department all of the following:

(1)  The appropriate certificate of title and registration card, if available.

(2)  A certificate of the heir or beneficiary under penalty of perjury containing the following statements:

(A)  The date and place of the decedent’s death.

(B)  The decedent left no other property necessitating probate and no probate proceeding is now being or has been conducted in this state for the decedent’s estate.

(C)  The declarant is entitled to the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home either (i) as the sole person or all of the persons who succeeded to the property of the decedent under Sections 6401 and 6402 of the Probate Code if the decedent left no will or (ii) as the beneficiary or beneficiaries under the decedent’s last will if the decedent left a will, and no one has a right to the decedent’s manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home that is superior to that of the declarant.

(D)  There are no unsecured creditors of the decedent or, if there are, the unsecured creditors of the decedent have been paid in full or their claims have been otherwise discharged.

(3)  If required by the department, a certificate of the death of the decedent.

(4)  If required by the department, the names and addresses of any other heirs or beneficiaries.

(c)  If the department is presented with the documents specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (b), no liability shall be incurred by the department or any officer or employee of the department by reason of the transfer of registration of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home pursuant to this section. The department or officer or employee of the department may rely in good faith on the statements in the certificate specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) and has no duty to inquire into the truth of any statement in the certificate. The person who secures the transfer of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home pursuant to this section is subject to the provisions of Sections 13109 to 13113, inclusive, of the Probate Code to the same extent as a person to whom transfer of property is made under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 13100) of Part 1 of Division 8 of the Probate Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1986, Ch. 783, Sec. 2. Operative July 1, 1987, by Sec. 30 of Ch. 783.)

18102.2.
  

(a)  On death of the owner of a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home owned in beneficiary form, the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home belongs to the surviving beneficiary, if any. If there is no surviving beneficiary, the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home belongs to the estate of the deceased owner.

(b)  Ownership registration and title issued in beneficiary form may be revoked or the beneficiary changed at any time before the death of the owner by either of the following methods:

(1)  By sale of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, with proper assignment and delivery of the certificate of title to another person.

(2)  By application for a change in registered owner without designation of a beneficiary or with the designation of a different beneficiary.

(c)  Except as provided in subdivision (b), designation of a beneficiary in ownership registration and title issued in beneficiary form may not be changed or revoked by will, by any other instrument, by a change of circumstances, or otherwise.

(d)  The beneficiary’s interest in the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home at death of the owner is subject to any contract of sale, assignment, or security interest to which the owner was subject during his or her lifetime.

(e)  The surviving beneficiary may secure a transfer of ownership for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home upon presenting to the department all of the following:

(1)  The appropriate certificate of title.

(2)  A certificate under penalty of perjury stating the date and place of the death of the owner and that the declarant is entitled to the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home as the designated beneficiary.

(3)  If required by the department, a certificate of the death of the owner.

(f)  After the death of the owner, the surviving beneficiary may transfer his or her interest in the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home to another person without securing transfer of ownership into his or her own name by appropriately signing the certificate of title for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and delivering the document to the transferee for forwarding to the department with appropriate fees. The transferee may secure a transfer of ownership for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, upon presenting to the department (1) the certificate of title signed by the beneficiary, (2) the certificate described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) executed by the beneficiary under penalty of perjury; and (3) if required by the department, a certificate of death of the owner.

(g)  A transfer at death pursuant to this section is effective by reason of this section and shall not be deemed to be a testamentary disposition of property. The right of the designated beneficiary to the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home shall not be denied, abridged, or affected on the grounds that the right has not been created by a writing executed in accordance with the laws of this state prescribing the requirements to effect a valid testamentary disposition of property.

(h)  A transfer at death pursuant to this section is subject to Section 9653 of the Probate Code.

(i)  If there is no surviving beneficiary, the person or persons described in Section 18102 may secure transfer of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home, as provided in that section.

(j)  The department may prescribe forms for use pursuant to this section.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1055, Sec. 11. Operative January 1, 1994, by Sec. 64 of Ch. 1055.)

18102.3.
  

(a)  If the department makes a transfer pursuant to Section 18102.2, the department is discharged from all liability, whether or not the transfer is consistent with the beneficial ownership of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home transferred.

(b)  The protection provided by subdivision (a) does not extend to a transfer made after the department has been served with a court order restraining the transfer. No other notice or information shown to have been available to the department shall affect its right to the protection afforded by subdivision (a).

(c)  The protection provided by this section has no bearing on the rights of parties in disputes between themselves or their successors concerning the beneficial ownership of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home.

(d)  The protection provided by this section is in addition to, and not exclusive of, any other protection provided to the department by any other provision of law.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 1055, Sec. 12. Operative January 1, 1994, by Sec. 64 of Ch. 1055.)

18102.5.
  

If application is made to the department for a transfer of registration of a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home to a new registered or legal owner and if the applicant is unable to present the certificate of title or registration card issued for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home because it is lost or otherwise not available, the department may receive the application and investigate the circumstances of the case and may require the filing of certifications or other information. When the department is satisfied that the applicant is entitled to a transfer of registration, the department may transfer the registration of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and issue a new certificate of title and registration card to the person or persons found to be entitled thereto.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 891, Sec. 9.)

18103.
  

Whenever application is made to the department for a transfer of registration of a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home to a new registered or legal owner and the applicant is unable to present the registration card issued for the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home because it is in the possession of the department upon an application for renewal of registration, the department may transfer the registration of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home upon production of the properly endorsed certificate of title to the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and a temporary receipt, on a form prescribed by the department containing any information that the department deems necessary, including, but not limited to, the registration decal number assigned to the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and the serial number of the manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home and accompanied by the amount of fees for renewal of the registration.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1467, Sec. 28. Effective October 2, 1985.)

18105.
  

(a)  Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (e) or (g), the security interest of the legal owner has priority over conflicting security interests of junior lienholders and holders of security interests perfected pursuant to Sections 9306 and 9313 of the Commercial Code and of unperfected security interests in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part and its proceeds.

(b)  Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (e) or (g), the security interest of a junior lienholder has priority over conflicting security interests of holders of security interests perfected pursuant to Section 9313 of the Commercial Code and of unperfected security interests in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part and its proceeds. Conflicting security interests of junior lienholders rank in the order designated on the permanent title record maintained by the department.

(c)  Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (e) or (g), a security interest perfected pursuant to Section 9313 of the Commercial Code has priority over conflicting unperfected security interests in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part and its proceeds.

(d)  Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (e) or (g), conflicting unperfected security interests in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part and its proceeds rank according to priority in time of attachment.

(e)  (1)  Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (g), the security interest of any secured party shall not have priority over any security interest of a party having a subordinate security interest by virtue of the preceding provisions of this section to the extent that the otherwise senior secured obligation was incurred subsequent to receipt by that creditor of actual or constructive notice of the existence of the otherwise junior security interest unless the obligation arose pursuant to the terms of a security agreement for the purpose of preserving the collateral or protecting the interest of the senior secured party therein or unless the otherwise senior secured obligation was incurred under a binding agreement that the credit would be extended by that creditor.

(2)  For purposes of this subdivision receipt of a copy of the registration certificate which reflects the existence of a security interest shall constitute constructive notice of the existence of the security interest. In interpreting the provisions of this subdivision but for no other purposes, it is the intent of the Legislature that the priorities among conflicting security interests be determined in accordance with the rules of law applicable to priority as to interests in real property.

(f)  Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (g), the security interest of the legal owner or a junior lienholder has priority over a conflicting security interest of a holder of a perfected security interest in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part which is inventory, including the proceeds of the inventory. The rules of priority regarding conflicting security interests of holders of a perfected security interest in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part which is inventory and of holders of security interests perfected pursuant to Sections 9306 and 9313 of the Commercial Code or unperfected security interests in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part shall be governed by Sections 9322, 9323, 9324, and 9325 of the Commercial Code.

(g)  If the holders of two or more of the several security interests shall otherwise agree among themselves, the relative priorities among the holders of security interests who have so agreed shall be determined according to this agreement.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 52. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

18105.5.
  

A legal owner or junior lienholder may assign title or interest to a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part without the consent, and without affecting the interest of the registered owner or other lienholders.

(Amended by Stats. 1987, Ch. 891, Sec. 10.)

18106.
  

(a)  As used in this section, “lien creditor” means a creditor who has acquired a lien on a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part by attachment, levy, or the like and includes an assignee for benefit of creditors from the time of assignment, and a trustee in bankruptcy from the date of the filing of the petition, or a receiver in equity from the time of appointment, as contemplated by Section 9102 of the Commercial Code.

(b)  Except as provided in subdivision (c), an unperfected security interest in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home subject to registration under this part is subordinate to the rights of a person who becomes a lien creditor before the security interest is perfected.

(c)  If a security interest in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home becomes perfected as contemplated by subdivision (a) of Section 18080.7, the security interest is senior to the rights of a lien creditor which arise between the time the security interest attaches and the time of perfection.

(d)  A person who becomes a lien creditor while a security interest in a manufactured home, mobilehome, commercial coach, truck camper, or floating home is perfected by any of the means contemplated by subdivision (b) of Section 18080.7 takes subject to the perfected security interest only to the extent that it secures advances either made before that person becomes a lien creditor or made thereafter which would otherwise be senior to a competing security interest as provided in subdivision (e) of Section 18105.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 991, Sec. 53. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2001, by Sec. 75 of Ch. 991.)

18107.
  

(a) An owner shall not be liable for taxes or fees pursuant to Article 6 (commencing with Section 18114) that accrue after the date of compliance if the owner does both of the following:

(1) Properly endorses and delivers the certificate of title to the transferee as provided in this code.

(2) Delivers to the Department of Housing and Community Development or deposits in the United States mail, addressed to the department, the completed notice of sale or transfer form developed by the department.

(b) This section shall not be construed to impose any additional duties upon an owner who sells or transfers ownership of a manufactured home or mobilehome pursuant to any other law.

(c) For purposes of this section, an “owner” means an owner who is of record as a registered owner pursuant to this part, a legal owner as defined in Section 18005.8, or a junior lienholder as defined in Section 18005.3.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 832, Sec. 1. (SB 542) Effective January 1, 2018.)

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