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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 6. Virginia Manufactured Housing Board
Chapter 20. Manufactured Housing Licensing and Transaction Recovery Fund Regulations
1/25/2020

13VAC6-20-220. Coercion of Dealer by Manufacturer Prohibited.

A. A manufacturer shall not coerce or attempt to coerce any dealer or prospective dealer to sell, assign, or transfer any sales contract obtained by the dealer for any manufactured home produced by the manufacturer, to a specified finance company or class of finance companies or to any other specified persons by any of the following:

1. By any statement, suggestion, promise or threat that the manufacturer will in any manner benefit or injure the dealer, whether the statement, suggestion, threat, or promise is express or implied or made directly or indirectly.

2. By any act that will benefit or injure the dealer.

3. By any contract, or any express or implied offer of contract, made directly or indirectly to the dealer, for handling the manufactured home on the condition that the dealer sell, assign, or transfer his sales contract on the manufactured home to a specified finance company or class of finance companies or to any other specified persons.

4. By any express or implied statement or representation made directly or indirectly that the dealer is under any obligation to sell, assign, or transfer any of his sales contracts because of any relationship or affiliation between the manufacturer and the finance company or persons.

B. A manufacturer shall not coerce or attempt to coerce any dealer to accept delivery of any manufactured home or homes, parts or accessories which have not been ordered by the dealer.

C. A manufacturer shall not coerce or attempt to coerce any dealer to enter into an agreement with the manufacturer, or do any other act unfair to the dealer, by threatening to cancel any sales agreement existing between the manufacturer and the dealer.

D. A manufacturer shall not coerce or attempt to coerce any dealer to join, contribute to, or affiliate with any advertising association.

E. A manufacturer shall not require or otherwise coerce a dealer to underutilize a dealer's facilities.

Statutory Authority

§ 36-85.18 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR449-01-02 § 3.2, eff. April 1, 1994.

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