Tenants who live in a property with a mortgage loan purchased or securitized by Freddie Mac may be eligible for certain tenant protections.
These protections could include:
- Protection from eviction solely for nonpayment of rent
- Giving the tenant at least a 30-day notice to vacate
- Not charging the tenant late fees or penalties for nonpayment of rent
- Allowing the tenant flexibility to repay back rent over time and not in a lump sum
The protections that apply may include protections under the CARES Act, under state or local law, or if the property is in “forbearance” (a type of agreement between a lender and your landlord).
To better understand the protections and assistance that may be available, please visit https://www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/mortgage-and-housing-assistance/renter-protections/.
In addition, certain Manufactured Housing Communities that received financing via Freddie Mac's Manufactured Housing Community Loan offering may provide tenant protections above and beyond the minimum required by law. Renters can consult their leases and/or community rules and regulations to determine if these protections are currently active in their community.
- One-year renewable lease term, unless there is good cause for non-renewal
- 30-day written notice of rent increases
- Five-day grace period for rent payments and the right to cure defaults on rent payments
- Right to sell the manufactured home to a buyer that qualifies as a new tenant in the community, without having to first relocate it out of the community
- Right to sell the manufactured home in place within 30 days after eviction by the community owner
- Right to sublease, or assign the pad site lease, for the unexpired term to the new buyer of the tenant's manufactured home without any unreasonable restraint, so long as the new buyer or sublessee qualifies as a new tenant within the community
- Right to post "For Sale" signs that comply with community rules and regulations
- Right to receive at least 60 days’ notice of planned sale or closure of the community
The street address on file for a property or community may be different from a renter's mailing addresses. When entering a property or community address, try using the street address of the building (for single building properties), the leasing office, the clubhouse, or the community. Alternatively, try searching by zip code to see a list of properties instead.