Mobile home sites

Learn more about rights, responsibilities, and lease agreement terms unique to mobile home sites


Overview

A mobile home site refers to the land on which a mobile home is located. The lease agreement between the landlord and tenant outlines the details of renting the land and any included services, rather than renting the mobile home.

A landlord cannot prevent a mobile home owner from selling, leasing, transferring or otherwise parting with possession of their mobile home.

If the mobile home itself is a rental, the same rules and regulations apply as any other rental unit in New Brunswick.


Mobile home site tenant responsibilities

In addition to the basic tenant responsibilities that apply to all tenants, mobile home site tenants are also responsible for the following:

  • Maintain the cleanliness and repair of the exterior of the mobile home. This includes the skirting of the mobile home and any structures the tenant has placed on the mobile home site.
  • Do not run a business in a mobile home located on a rented mobile home site.
  • Do not violate any health, safety, housing, or building standards regarding the number of people occupying a mobile home.

Tenant responsibilities

 


Mobile home site landlord responsibilities

In addition to the basic landlord responsibilities that apply to all landlords, mobile home site landlords are also responsible to:

  • If while maintaining a mobile home site, the landlord causes damage to the mobile home or a structure placed by the tenant on the mobile home site, the landlord is responsible to repair the damage.

Landlord responsibilities

 


Changing a mobile home site lease

Landlords of a mobile home site may make changes to the terms and conditions of a lease if they provide 3 months’ written notice, and the change is reasonable and fair. To learn how to give proper notice:

Changing a lease


Provide notice of a rent increase on a mobile home site

The rent increase must be a separate document from any other notice or receipt given to the tenant by the landlord and include:

  • The name of the tenant
  • The address of the rental unit
  • The amount of the increase in rent
  • The date when the increase is to take effect
  • Signature of the landlord or agent

Amount of notice required to increase rent on a mobile home site

A landlord can increase rent for mobile home site if they provide the tenant 6 months’ written notice. 

For example, for a rent increase to start on July 1, your landlord must provide written notice no later than January 1.

How much the landlord can increase the rent on a mobile home site

For a period of one year, beginning on January 1, 2022 and ending on December 31, 2022, rent increases are limited to 3.8%.  

Following December 31, 2022, the landlord must increase the rent for each unit in the same building by the same percentage or increase the rent in relation to what is charged for comparable units in the same geographic area.

Protection against retaliatory rent increases

If a tenant suspects the landlord increased rent because the tenant filed a complaint against them, they may contact the Residential Tenancies Tribunal who offers protection against retaliatory rent increases under the Residential Tenancies Act.

Options for tenants who receive notice of a rent increase

When a tenant receives notice of a rent increase, they have the choice of requesting a review through the Residential Tenancies Tribunal or ending their lease. If they chose to request a review, they must apply within 30 days of service of notice. To learn more about your options:

Rent increases


Assigning and subletting

The landlord must allow the tenant to sublet or assign their lease to a new tenant. However, the landlord may reserve the right to approve or deny the new tenant. This is written in the lease agreement. 

Assigning and subletting


Ending a mobile home site lease

Either a tenant or landlord can end a lease as long as the other party is given the proper amount of notice in writing. A written notice to end a lease must include:

  • The name of the tenant and landlord
  • The address of the rental unit
  • The date the lease agreement will end
  • The reason for ending the lease (landlord to tenant)
  • The signature of the person ending the lease

We offer printable Notice of Termination forms that landlords and tenants can use. If this form is used, a signature is required. Landlords use the Notice of Termination to Tenant form, and tenants use the Notice of Termination to Landlord form.  

Amount of notice required to end a lease

Notice required from the tenant to the landlord

The tenant must provide 2 rental months’ written notice to end the lease.

For example, written notice must be provided no later than February 1 to end a lease on March 31.

Notice required from the landlord to the tenant

The landlord must provide 6 rental months’ written notice to end the lease.

For example, written notice must be provided no later than January 1 to end a lease on June 30.

The landlord must provide a reason for ending the lease. The landlord can only end the lease for one of the following reasons:

  • The landlord or an immediate family member will live on the mobile home site.
  • The mobile home site will be used for something other than a mobile home site.
  • The mobile home site will be renovated to such an extent that it needs to be vacant to carry out the renovations.

Solve a problem

If you have a problem with your mobile home site landlord or tenant, there are steps you can follow and services available to help you solve it. To learn more:

Solve a problem