Code Section

Health and Safety Code - HSC

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 7. Occupational Licenses [18045 - 18066.5]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 3. )
  

ARTICLE 1. General Requirements [18045 - 18046.1]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 3. )

  
18046.  

(a)  An “agent” for purposes of this section and Section 18025, means a dealer or salesperson licensed pursuant to this part, or a real estate broker or salesperson licensed pursuant to Division 4 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Business and Professions Code.

(b)  A “seller” for the purposes of this section and Section 18025 means the lawful owner of the manufactured home or mobilehome offering the home for sale. For purposes of this section and Section 18025, the exemptions enumerated by Section 1102.2 of the Civil Code shall be applicable to the transfer of a manufactured home or mobilehome.

(c)  The sale of used manufactured homes or mobilehomes by a real estate broker or salesperson licensed under Division 4 (commencing with Section 10000) of the Business and Professions Code shall be subject to Section 2079 of the Civil Code.

(d)  It is the duty of a dealer or salesperson, licensed under this chapter, to a prospective buyer of a used manufactured home or mobile home, subject to registration pursuant to this part, to conduct a reasonably competent and diligent visual inspection of the home offered for sale and to disclose to that prospective buyer all facts materially affecting the value or desirability of the home that an investigation would reveal, if that dealer or salesperson has a written contract with the seller to find or obtain a buyer or is a dealer or salesperson who acts in cooperation with others to find and obtain a buyer. Where a transfer disclosure statement is required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1102 of the Civil Code, a dealer or salesperson shall discharge that duty by completing the agent’s portion of the transfer disclosure statement that a seller prepares and delivers to a prospective buyer pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1102 of the Civil Code. If no transfer disclosure statement is required, but the transaction is not exempt under Section 1102.2 of the Civil Code, a dealer shall discharge that duty by completing and delivering to the prospective buyer an exact reproduction of Sections III, IV, and V of the transfer disclosure statement required pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 1102 of the Civil Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 517, Sec. 9. Effective January 1, 2000.)