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58-4224. Same; remedy of homeowner for noncompliance with installation standards; procedure; inspection; order of president; bearing. (a) If the owner of a manufactured home which is installed on or after July 1, 2006, believes that the manufactured home is not in compliance with the installation standards or the federal act, the owner may file within the one-year period of completion of installation an application with the corporation for an inspection of the manufactured home by a qualified inspector. The application shall be submitted on a form prescribed by the corporation and shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of $100. Upon receipt of the application and fee, the president shall designate a qualified inspector to conduct an inspection of the manufactured home, to determine the validity of the owner's complaint, and the president, within three days thereafter, shall give to all parties involved in the dispute, written notice of the filing of the owner's application and the designation of the qualified inspector.

(b) The corporation shall adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to provide for the inspection of a manufactured home pursuant to this section and to otherwise provide for the implementation of this section.

(c) All parties involved in the dispute shall be given an opportunity to be present during the inspection of the home. At the completion of the inspection, the inspector shall prepare a written report of the inspector's findings of defects, if any. The report shall be submitted to the president, and copies of the report shall be given at the same time to all parties involved in the dispute. Within 10 days of receipt of the inspector's report, any party involved in the dispute may file with the president written objections to the inspector's report. A copy of any party's written objections shall, at the same time, be provided to the other parties.

(d) Upon review of the inspector's report, together with any written statement of objections filed by any of the parties, the president shall issue an order directing the action, if any, to be taken by the parties involved. The order shall assess the costs of the inspection to the nonprevailing party or parties. If no party prevails on all issues, the president shall assess the costs to the parties in such proportion as the president deems just and equitable.

(e) Any party aggrieved by the president's order may file a written request for a hearing within 10 days of the date of the order. The hearing shall be conducted and any action taken by the president or the president's designee pursuant to the hearing shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Kansas administrative procedure act.

History: L. 2005, ch. 109, ยง 10; Apr. 21.

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