2021 Code of Alabama
Title 32 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic.
Chapter 20 - Manufactured Home Certificate of Title Act.
Section 32-20-30 - Transfer of Interest by Owner.
Transfer of interest by owner.
(a) If an owner transfers his or her interest in a manufactured home, other than by the creation of a security interest, he or she shall, at the time of the sale of the manufactured home, execute an assignment and warranty of title to the transferee in the space provided therefor on the certificate or as the department prescribes, and cause the certificate and assignment to be mailed or delivered to the transferee or to the department.
(b) Except as provided in this section, the transferee promptly, after delivery to him or her of the manufactured home, shall execute the application for a new certificate of title in the space provided therefor on the certificate or as the department prescribes, and cause the certificate and application to be mailed or delivered to a designated agent.
(c) Upon request of the owner or transferee, a lienholder in possession of the certificate of title, unless the transfer was in breach of his or her security agreement, shall deliver the certificate to the transferee. Upon receipt of the certificate, the transferee shall make application to a designated agent for a new certificate. The delivery of the certificate does not affect the rights of the lienholder under his or her security agreement.
(d) If a security interest is reserved or created at the time of the transfer, the certificate of title shall be retained by or delivered to the person who becomes the lienholder and the parties shall comply with Section 32-20-32.
(e) Except as provided in Section 32-20-32, and as between the parties, a transfer by an owner is not effective until the provisions of this section have been complied with.
(Act 2009-746, p. 2236, §4.)