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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Yee v. City of Escondido
Citation:503 U.S. 519 (1992)
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The California Mobilehome Residency Law limits the bases upon which a mobile home park owner may terminate a mobile home owner’s tenancy, and provides that while a rental agreement is in effect, the park owner generally may not require the removal of a mobile home when it is sold or disapprove of the purchaser, provided that the purchaser has the ability to pay the rent. In 1988, the voters of Escondido approved a rent control ordinance that set rents at their 1986 levels and prohibited rent increases without the approval of the City Council. Under the ordinance, park owners could apply for rent increases at any time, and the Council had to approve any increases it determined to be just, fair and reasonable. Petitioners, John and Irene Yee, owners of a mobile home park in the city of Escondido, filed suit seeking damages arguing that the rent control ordinance was unconstitutional.
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