3 Things You Need To Know About The Sarasota Florida Mobile Home Park Application Process!

Affordability, temperate climate, white beaches, and favorable weather all year round are some of the many reasons why people are buying mobile homes in Sarasota Florida. Although some may find it easy to get one, others take months to search and visit several parks before they can find the mobile homes that are suited for them.

Congratulations!

You have been looking and looking for quite some time and have finally found the right mobile home for you and your family within the greater Sarasota Florida area to begin living your best life!

Before you unpack your suitcase and head for the beach you first want to make sure that you are approved by the mobile home park that the home is located in for residency.

This may sound foreign to many, but why would someone need to be approved by a mobile home park if they already have the cash ready to buy the mobile home in the first place? Sounds odd? Continue reading to find out.

How does that make any sense?

We understand your concern, believe us, so let The Mobile Home Dealer walk you through the three things you will need to know about the mobile home park approval process and how you can prepare yourself to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Mobile homes on leased land within mobile home parks in the greater Sarasota Florida area will always require each would be Buyer to go through some type of application process in order to make sure that they qualify to become a resident.

The reason why mobile home parks in the greater Sarasota area do this is that they want to make sure that everyone who calls that park home is meeting the same basic guidelines.

Most mobile home parks have a standard process where they will check the applicant’s credit, criminal background, and reported income to lot rent ratios in order to make sure the applicant can afford to pay the monthly lot rent due to the mobile home park each month.

While no park manager or owner has ever been able to coherently explain how they weigh each of the above three criteria we do know that most mobile home parks will take a look at everything as a whole in order to get the best picture of who the applicant(s) are in order to make the best decision possible for park approval.

Most mobile home parks within the Sarasota Florida area will want to see around 2-3 times the reported income to lot rent amount. This can come in the form of retirement, income, savings, or other investments the applicant has. It is also important to note that this is all added together for both applicants who are on the application. Expect to have to provide written documentation for all income sources that are added together for your total monthly income.

Regarding the credit score and the criminal background check most parks will do standard credit pulls and federal criminal background checks, and expect to have to pay a fee to the park for the processing of these two reports.

Lastly, expect to have to provide photocopies of your identification card(s) as well as pay a small fee to cover the entire process for both applicants.

It is always important to come prepared with even simple things like copies of IDs, pictures, and other important documents when you deal with anything that requires documentation.

Understanding that the mobile home park approval process is another step in purchasing your Sarasota Florida mobile home will help you as the new Buyer plan and organize your time when going through the purchase process.

Once approved, your work should not stop there. These tips will allow you to understand more about the rules and policies, including the do’s, don’ts, and other important things while living inside the park.

Ask questions. If you are not sure of something, ask your mobile home park manager or owner. It’s better to ask the earliest you can before doing things that would jeopardize your stay in the park later. Things like restrictions that involve pets, past criminal records, past evictions, credit records, income restrictions, etc, should be cleared and understood.

Mobile home parks have certain specific restrictions but they vary from park to park. Keep an open mind and maintain a proactive attitude when dealing with the park manager and aim to get accepted within the community.

We have other articles and videos that are useful for everyone who wants to sell or buy their mobile homes here on our website. The more knowledge we have about dealing with mobile homes, the lesser problems we may encounter. If you have questions and need assistance, you can always contact us through this website, or visit our Facebook Page.

This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.

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