As of 2015, many states have their own specific laws governing mobile home rentals and ownership, notes lawyers.com. Residents of mobile homes should contact their local housing authority to learn more about their states' laws. For example, in Illinois, mobile home renters have the right to receive a written 24-month lease that they can automatically renew, notes IllinoisLegalAid.org.
Many states have laws designed specifically for mobile homes because of the unique nature of the landlord and tenant relationship. Tenants of a mobile home park typically own their mobile home but not the space. Instead, they rent the space from the mobile home park owner. Since the home cannot be easily moved and parked elsewhere, the tenant does not have equal standing with the landlord if a dispute arises, notes lawyers.com.