Mobile Home Consignment
(1)Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to declare as unfair or deceptive in trade or commerce the practice of selling mobile homes on consignment without complying with this rule.
(2)Authority: This rule is adopted pursuant to ORS Chapter 183 (Administrative Procedures Act) on authority granted to the Attorney General by 646.608 (Additional unlawful business, trade practices)(1)(u) and (4).
(3)Effective Date: This rule applies to consignment sales agreements entered into on or after January 1, 1980.
(4)Definitions: For purposes of this rule:
(a)The definitions of terms set forth in ORS 646.605 (Definitions for ORS 336.184 and 646.605 to 646.652) are applicable;
(b)“Mobile Home Dealer” means a person who regularly engages in the sale of mobile homes as defined by this rule;
(c)“Mobile Home” means a non-self propelled structure, transportable in one or more sections, which is designed to be used as a permanent family dwelling;
(d)“Consignment Seller” means the owner of a mobile home who enlists the assistance of a mobile home dealer to offer his or her mobile home for sale to a third party and where the mobile home dealer receives consideration for such assistance. For purposes of this rule, it does not matter that the mobile home dealer does not take possession of the mobile home;
(e)“Minimum Net Agreement” means an agreement characterized by an arrangement in which a consignment seller agrees to accept a fixed dollar amount as his or her share of the proceeds regardless of the total sale price of the unit sold.
(5)Unfair or Deceptive Mobile Home Consignment Practices: A mobile home dealer engages in conduct which is unfair or deceptive in trade or commerce when it fails to deliver to a consignment seller the written agreements in compliance with the following:
(a)A mobile home dealer shall provide a mobile home consignment seller with a copy of a written consignment agreement prior to the date that the mobile home is offered for sale;
(b)The written consignment agreement shall contain the following:
(A)Identification of the mobile home offered for sale;
(B)The length of the term of the consignment agreement;
(C)If the mobile home dealer advises the consignment seller of an estimated retail value of the mobile home, a statement of that value shall be included;
(D)Identification of any class of expenses, including, but not limited to, taxes, repairs, transportation cost or tear down expenses, to be deducted from the consignment seller’s portion of the proceeds of the sale in addition to the mobile home dealer’s commission;
(E)The mobile home dealer’s commission, stated in terms of a dollar amount or percentage of the sales price, unless it is a minimum net agreement;
(F)In the event of a minimum net agreement, the amount to be paid to the consignment seller shall be so stated;
(G)A statement of whether or not the consignment seller will have the right to approve the final purchase price; and
(H)The signature of the consignment seller.
(c)The mobile home dealer shall promptly deliver to the consignment seller a copy of the purchase agreement, which shall include the sales price, after the purchase agreement has been executed by the third party purchaser.
Rule 137-020-0025 — Mobile Home Consignment,