The Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards

      The National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 was enacted to improve the quality and durability of manufactured homes and to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by accidents in manufactured homes.  The Federal Manufacture Home Construction and Safety Standards issued under that Act govern the way in which manufactured homes are now produced.  This Standard cover the planning and construction of your home.  The Standards were developed so that you would have a safe, durable home.  The Standard do not cover such aspects of the manufactured home as furniture, carpeting, certain appliances, cosmetic features of the home and additional rooms or sections that you have added to your home.

      The Act provides that if for some reason your manufactured home is found not to meet these standards or to contain safety hazards, Jacobsen Homes must notify you of that fact.  In some cases where a safety hazard is involved, the Act requires Jacobsen Homes to correct the manufactured home at no cost to you, or to replace the home, or refund all or a percentage of the purchase price.  If you believe you have a problem for which the Act provides a remedy, you should contact Jacobsen Homes at 600 Packard Court, Safety Harbor, Florida 34695, the manufactured home agency in your state, or the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  We recommend that you contact Jacobsen Homes first, because this will be the quickest way to have your complaint considered.