Maine Revised Statutes

§9091. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §2 and Pt (AMD).]

1. Mobile home.  "Mobile home" means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which:
A. Is 8 body feet or more in width and 32 body feet or more in length; [1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]
B. Is built on a permanent chassis; [1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]
C. Is designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities; and [1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]
D. Includes the plumbing, heating, air- conditioning and electrical systems contained in the structure. [1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
2. Mobile home park.  "Mobile home park" means any parcel of land under single or common ownership or control which contains, or is designed, laid out or adapted to accommodate 2 or more mobile homes.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
3. Normal wear and tear.  "Normal wear and tear" means that deterioration which occurs, without negligence, carelessness, accident or abuse of the premises or equipment by the tenant, members of the tenant's household or their invitees or guests. The term does not include sums or labor expended by the landlord in removing articles abandoned by the tenant, such as trash, from the premises.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
4. Security deposit.  "Security deposit" means any advance or deposit of money, the primary function of which is to secure the performance of a rental agreement for a mobile home, including premises used solely for the storage or display of mobile homes.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
5. Tenant.  "Tenant" means a mobile home owner who rents a parcel of land in a mobile home park.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §1 and Pt (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 737, §§B1,C106 (NEW). 1989, c. 6, (AMD). 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 104, §§B2,C8,C10 (AMD).