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Board FAQ

Frequently asked questions received by the Board of Manufactured Housing.

How do I file a complaint?

Where can I find information about Resolving Disputes

Where can I get a list of the manufactured housing parks in New Hampshire?

Does New Hampshire require manufactured home installers to be licensed?

Are Manufactured Housing Parks required to file park rules with the Board of Manufactured Housing?

Are manufactured homes real estate?

How do I obtain a deed to my manufactured home?

What is the process for conveying title to manufactured homes?

What is the definition of a manufactured home?

Where can I find the serial number on my manufactured home?

We are selling a home from out of state and we are looking for the road (hauling) guidelines in New Hampshire.

Am I required to be represented by an attorney when appearing before the Board of Manufactured Housing?

What are my rights as the party who asked for a complaint hearing?

Am I allowed to contact the Board Members about questions or concerns that I have?

What opportunity will I have to present my case at the hearing?

Are there any additional rules to follow during the hearing?

When will a decision be made in my case?

back to topHow do I file a complaint?

Complaints may be filed by submitting a completed Complaint Form. pdf file

back to topWhere can I find information about resolving disputes?

Information on resolving disputes can be found in the Guidelines to Resolving Disputes.

back to topWhere can I get a list of the manufactured housing parks in New Hampshire?

The Board of Manufactured Housing does not maintain a list of parks in New Hampshire. The NH Manufactured Housing Association has a list of parks that are members of their association.

Also, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund has a list of cooperatives that they have helped with financing. You can contact the Community Loan Fund at 7 Wall Street, Concord, NH 03301, (603) 224-6669.

back to topDoes New Hampshire require manufactured home installers to be licensed?

Yes. Contact the New Hampshire Manufactured Housing Installation Standards Board.

back to topAre Manufactured Housing Parks required to file park rules with the Board of Manufactured Housing?

No. Rules are required to be filed with the Board at the time a complaint is file. The Board does not pre approve rules.

back to topAre manufactured homes real estate?

Yes. Irregardless of the ownership of the land on which the home is situated.

back to topHow do I obtain a deed to my manufactured home?

In 1983 manufactured homes were changed to real estate. If you purchased a home after August 1983 you must obtain a deed in order to convey your home to a buyer. If you do not have a deed you may want to contact an attorney to help you with your deed.

back to topWhat is the process for conveying title to manufactured homes?

Refer to RSA 477:44.

back to topWhat is the definition of a manufactured home?

RSA 674:31 defines manufactured housing.

back to topWhere can I find the serial number on my manufactured home?

Usually the serial number is found inside the unit in the electrical box on a label. Checking for any previous deeds or UCC filings on record is a good start. Sometimes it can be found stamped on the original hitch on older homes or spray painted on the frame.

back to topWe are selling a home from out of state and we are looking for the road (hauling) guidelines in New Hampshire.

You can contact the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, Permits Office at 603-271-2691. Usually the hauler will obtain the permit.

back to topAm I required to be represented by an attorney when appearing before the Board of Manufactured Housing?

No, but it may be advisable depending on the complexity of your case. The Board has heard numerous cases with no legal representation for the parties. The laws and rules are the same whether or not you have an attorney.

back to topWhat are my rights as the party who asked for a complaint hearing?

As a complainant, you have the following rights:

  1. You may represent yourself, be represented by a friend, relative, or other person, or may be represented by an attorney at your own expense.
  2. You or your authorized representative, may examine the case file prior to or during the hearing, including any and all documents or records to be introduced by the other party at the hearing.
  3. You will be given an opportunity to testify.
  4. You may bring witnesses and have them testify.
  5. You may introduce evidence to establish all pertinent facts and circumstances.
  6. You may present any relevant arguments without undue Interference.
  7. You may cross examine the other party's witnesses.
  8. You may question or refute any testimony or evidence.

back to topAm I allowed to contact the Board Members about questions or concerns that I have?

Any communication should be conducted with the Clerk of the Board.

back to topWhat opportunity will I have to present my case at the hearing?

Once the hearing begins, the presiding officer may ask for opening statements. You are not required to make an opening statement. If you do, it should be brief, no more than a minute or two. The opening statement is your opportunity to provide a brief overview of your position in the matter being addressed at the hearing. Next, the parties will take turns presenting evidence and testimony. Usually, the party with the burden of proof goes first. When it is your turn you may call your witnesses one at a time. The Board Chair will swear them in, and you may ask them questions. When you are finished questioning each witness, the other parties will have a chance to question or cross-examine your witness. If you have no witnesses, you will be sworn in and may tell the Board Chair your side of the story. The other parties may question you when you are finished making your statement. All parties will be given the same opportunity to call witnesses, make statements, and cross-examine the other parties' witnesses. The Board Chair may ask questions of any witness or party at any time during the hearing.

back to topAre there any additional rules to follow during the hearing?

Yes. Be courteous to all individuals, even if you disagree with them. You should not interrupt others when they are talking. The only time you are allowed to interrupt is to make an objection, and you must state the reason for your objection.

back to topWhen will a decision be made in my case?

After the hearing has been closed, the board will deliberate and make a ruling on the case and a written decision will be issued within six weeks.

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