South Carolina Manufactured Housing Board
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a consumer take civil (legal) action and board action at the same time?
The short answer is yes. When the Board hears a case, any resulting action is based on the statutory and regulatory authority it is granted to govern the licensing of individuals and entitles in the manufactured housing industry. The Board determines the sanction of the license is necessary and what that sanction will be. A sanction can range from a fine to suspension and even revocation. If a consumer elects to file criminal charges or seek punitive damages, he/she would have to do so via a judicial action in the courts. Since the authority of the Board and the court system does not overlap, licensing and court actions against the same licensee may occur simultaneously.
What information about my business, employees, salespersons or myself can be released under the Freedom of Information Act?
As a licensee of the Manufactured Housing Board, any information contained on your application or supporting documentation that is required as part of the licensing process, with the exception of your social security number and information contained on your credit report, can be released if a valid freedom of information request is made. To be valid and to get a response in writing, the request must be in writing. Requests that are received by FAX or e-mail are considered in writing and are honored. Requests are not restricted to people in the manufactured housing industry or people who have the need to know. Any person can request information about a licensee of the Board under the Freedom of Information Act.