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58-4204.Same; certificate of title, application and issuance; form of certificate of title; statement of origin; fees; notice of security interest; assignments of certificates of title; release of lien or encumbrance; electronic certificate of title. (a) For purposes of this section, a manufactured home or mobile home shall be considered to be personal property.

(b) The provisions of this section shall apply to any electronic certificate of title, except to the extent such provisions are made inapplicable by or are inconsistent with K.S.A. 58-4204a, and amendments thereto, or with rules and regulations adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 58-4204a, and amendments thereto.

The provisions of this section shall apply to any certificate of title issued prior to January 1, 2003, which indicates that there is a lien or encumbrance on such manufactured home or mobile home.

(c) Upon the transfer or sale of any manufactured home or mobile home by any person or dealer, the new owner thereof, within 30 days, inclusive of weekends and holidays, from the date of such transfer or sale, shall make application to the division for the issuance of a certificate of title evidencing the new owner's ownership of such manufactured home or mobile home. An application for certificate of title shall be made by the owner of the manufactured home or mobile home, or the owner's agent, upon a form furnished by the division, and it shall state all liens or encumbrances thereon and such other information as the director may require. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, no certificate of title shall be issued for a manufactured home or mobile home having any unreleased lien or encumbrance thereon, unless the transfer of such manufactured home or mobile home has been consented to in writing by the holder of the lien or encumbrance. Such consent shall be in a form approved by the director. The county treasurer shall use reasonable diligence in ascertaining whether the facts stated in such application are true, and if satisfied that the applicant is the lawful owner of the manufactured home or mobile home, or otherwise entitled to have the certificate of title therefor issued in such applicant's name, shall so notify the division, who shall issue an appropriate certificate of title.

(d) The director shall design a distinctive certificate of title to be issued to owners of manufactured homes and mobile homes, so as to be distinguishable from certificates of title issued to owners of vehicles. The certificate of title shall contain a statement of any liens or encumbrances which the application discloses and shall provide such other information as the director determines necessary and appropriate. The certificate of title shall contain upon the reverse side a form for assignment of title to be executed by the owner. This assignment shall contain a statement of all liens or encumbrances on the manufactured home or mobile home at the time of assignment. When the ownership of any manufactured home or mobile home passes by operation of law or by repossession upon default of a lease, security agreement or executory sales contract, the person owning such manufactured home or mobile home, upon furnishing satisfactory proof to the county treasurer of such ownership, may procure a certificate of title to the manufactured home or mobile home.

(e) Dealers shall execute, upon delivery to the purchaser of every new manufactured home, a manufacturer's statement of origin stating the liens and encumbrances thereon. Such statement of origin shall be delivered to the purchaser at the time of delivery of the manufactured home or at a time agreed upon by the parties, not to exceed 30 days, inclusive of weekends and holidays. The agreement of the parties shall be executed on a form approved by the director. In the event delivery of title cannot be made personally, the seller may deliver the manufacturer's statement of origin by restricted mail to the address of the purchaser shown on the purchase agreement. The manufacturer's statement of origin may include an attachment containing assignment of such statement of origin on forms approved by the director. Upon the presentation to the division of a manufacturer's statement of origin, by a manufacturer or dealer for a new manufactured home, sold in this state, a certificate of title shall be issued.

(f) The fee for each original certificate of title shall be $10. The certificate of title shall be good for the life of the manufactured home or mobile home while owned or held by the original holder of the certificate of title.

(g) Upon sale and delivery to the purchaser of every manufactured home or mobile home subject to a purchase money security interest, as provided for in article 9 of chapter 84 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, the dealer or secured party may complete a notice of security interest and, when so completed, the purchaser shall execute the notice, in a form prescribed by the director, describing the manufactured home or mobile home and showing the name and address of the secured party and of the debtor and such other information as the director may require. The dealer or secured party may, within 30 days of the sale and delivery, mail or deliver the notice of security interest, together with a fee of $2.50, to the division. The notice of security interest shall be retained by the division, until it receives an application for a certificate of title to the manufactured home or mobile home and a certificate of title is issued. The certificate of title shall indicate any security interest in the manufactured home or mobile home. Upon issuance of the certificate of title, the division shall mail or deliver confirmation of the receipt of the notice of security interest, the date the certificate of title is issued and the security interest indicated, to the secured party at the address shown on the notice of security interest. The proper completion and timely mailing or delivery of a notice of security interest by a dealer or secured party shall perfect a security interest in the manufactured home or mobile home, as referenced in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 84-9-311, and amendments thereto, on the date of such mailing or delivery.

(h) In the event of a sale or transfer of ownership of a manufactured home or mobile home for which a certificate of title has been issued, which certificate of title is in the possession of the transferor at the time of delivery of the manufactured home or mobile home, the holder of such certificate of title shall endorse on the same an assignment thereof, with warranty of title in a form prescribed by the director and printed thereon, and the transferor shall deliver the same to the buyer at the time of delivery to the buyer of the manufactured home or mobile home, or at a time agreed upon by the parties, not to exceed 30 days, inclusive of weekends and holidays, after the time of delivery. The sale of a mobile home or manufactured home by a manufactured home dealer without such delivery of an assigned certificate of title is fraudulent and void, and it shall constitute a violation of the Kansas manufactured housing act. The agreement of the parties shall be executed on a form provided by the division. The requirements of this subsection concerning delivery of an assigned title are satisfied, if the transferor mails to the transferee, by restricted mail, the assigned certificate of title within the 30 days, and if the transferor is a dealer, as defined by K.S.A. 58-4202, and amendments thereto, such transferor shall be deemed to have possession of the certificate of title, if the transferor has made application therefor to the division.

The buyer shall then present such assigned certificate of title to the division, and a new certificate of title shall be issued to the buyer upon payment of the fee of $10. If such manufactured home or mobile home is sold to a resident of another state or country, the dealer or person making the sale shall notify the division of the sale and the division shall make notation thereof in the records of the division. If any manufactured home or mobile home is destroyed, dismantled or sold as junk, the owner shall immediately notify the division by surrendering the original or assigned certificate of title.

(i) When a person acquires a security agreement on a manufactured home or mobile home subsequent to the issuance of the original title on such manufactured home or mobile home, such person shall require the holder of the certificate of title to surrender the same and sign an application for a mortgage title in such form as prescribed by the director. Upon such surrender, the person shall immediately deliver the certificate of title, application and a fee of $10 to the division. Upon receipt thereof the division shall issue a new certificate of title, showing the liens or encumbrances so created, but not more than two liens or encumbrances may be shown upon a title. The delivery of the certificate of title, application and fee to the division shall perfect such person's security interest in the manufactured home or mobile home described in the certificate of title, as referenced in K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 84-9-311, and amendments thereto. When a prior lienholder's name is removed from the title, there must be satisfactory evidence presented to the division that the lien or encumbrance has been paid. When the indebtedness to a lienholder, whose name is shown upon a title, is paid in full, such lienholder, within 10 days after written demand by restricted mail, shall furnish to the holder of the title a release of lien or execute such a release in the space provided on the title. For failure to comply with such a demand, the lienholder shall be liable to the holder of the title for $100 and also shall be liable for any loss caused to the holder by such failure. When the indebtedness to a lienholder, whose name is shown upon a title, is collected in full, such lienholder, within 30 days, shall furnish notice to the holder of title that such indebtedness has been paid in full and that such title may be presented to the lienholder at any time for release of lien.

(j) In the event of the sale of a manufactured home or mobile home under the order of a court, the officer conducting such sale shall issue to the purchaser a certificate naming the purchaser and reciting the facts of the sale, which certificate shall be prima facie evidence of the ownership of such purchaser for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of title to such manufactured home or mobile home. Any such purchaser shall be allowed 30 days, inclusive of weekends and holidays, from the date of sale to make application to the division for a certificate of title.

(k) Any dealer who has acquired a manufactured home or mobile home, the title for which was issued under the laws of and in a state other than the state of Kansas, shall not be required to retain a Kansas certificate of title therefor during the time such manufactured home or mobile home remains in such dealer's possession and at such dealer's established or supplemental place of business for the purpose of sale. Upon the sale of any such manufactured home or mobile home, the dealer immediately shall deliver to the purchaser or transferee the certificate of title issued by the other state, properly endorsed and assigned to the purchaser or transferee, together with an affidavit executed by the dealer setting forth:

(1) That the dealer warrants to the purchaser or transferee and all other persons who claim through the purchaser or transferee that, at the time of the sale transfer and delivery by the dealers, the manufactured home or mobile home was free and clear of all liens, mortgages and other encumbrances, except those otherwise appearing on the title;

(2) the information shown on the title relating to all previous assignments, including the names of all previous titleholders shown thereon; and

(3) that the dealer has the right to sell and transfer the manufactured home or mobile home.

History: L. 1991, ch. 33, § 4; L. 2002, ch. 49, § 4; L. 2002, ch. 134, § 11; L. 2002, ch. 134, § 12; L. 2003, ch. 30, § 8; L. 2007, ch. 135, § 2; L. 2008, ch. 39, § 1; July 1.



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