The weather is starting to warm up here in the greater Sarasota Florida area, before you know it the dog days of summer will be here when everyone is looking for a cool place to be during the hot hours of the summer afternoon.
With the change in weather, we also see a large change in the population of the Sarasota Florida mobile home market, mainly, fewer snow birds are around right now and by this time next month, we expect to see only us “locals” around enduring the hot months here in Sarasota.
If you are a seasonal Sarasota Florida mobile home resident you may want to look at renting your mobile home to help offset your costs for the remaining months of the year until the time comes for you to make your voyage back down south.
While renting your mobile home may be a great option to help bring down the carrying costs of your mobile home it is certainly worth mentioning the main factors needing to be reviewed and fully understood prior to putting a For Rent sign in your Sarasota Florida mobile window.
- Make Sure The Mobile Home Park Allows Rentals
Many mobile home parks in and around the Sarasota Florida area do allow some type of rentals, but not all. What we are seeing more and more here at The Mobile Home Dealer, is that the parks that do allow rentals require the renters to stay at the home for a minimum of three to four months at a time.
Always make sure you understand what the time length requirements are for renting to stay compliant with what the mobile home park will allow.
2. Does The Mobile Home Park Require All Renters To Be Park Approved?
When buying a mobile home in a land-leased mobile home park within the greater Sarasota Florida area it is required that the Buyer get approved by the park prior to going through with the home purchase. However, does the park mobile home park that your mobile home resides in require the same for renters?
Always make sure you understand and are compliant with what the mobile home park requires of the renter prior to putting your home up for rent.
3. Who Will Be Contacted If There Is An Issue With Your Mobile Home When Being Rented?
It is no secret that all rental properties will have things wear out and break, that is part of life.
Mobile homes certainly are not exempt from this issue either.
With this understood and with many times the owner of the mobile home living hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away, how will the issues be handled? Does the owner have a property management company who will come fix the sink if there is a leak or will there be someone around in the mobile home park who can come check on the property every few days?
Always make sure you know how issues will be handled with your mobile home prior to having a renter sign a lease.
Mobile home living is one of the most affordable options in the marketplace today. Being able to rent your mobile home out for a few months each year will even further bring down the carrying cost of the property you own.
If you are just planning to buy a mobile home in Sarasota Florida and aim to use it during the winter season, it’s better to choose a park that allows renting. Renting out can surely cut down your mobile home expenses, especially the lot rent but that are also some risks involved.
We heard it many times. Tenants are abusing the house, leaving without paying, etc. This happens many times in rented houses while the owner is away. This can happen too in a rented mobile home.
It is always advisable to check the renter’s background including criminal records. It’s should be a mutual agreement and if the renter rejects the idea then they are not qualified.
Renting out your house carries a myriad of risks so it is always better to be fully aware of what’s coming and be prepared.
Make sure, you as the mobile home owner, understand how the park works with renters and how you as the owner will handle potential issues will help you make an informed and profitable decision when looking to rent your Sarasota Florida mobile home.
Lastly, it is better not to rent out your mobile home if there are a number of things that need to be repaired as these could only result in a headache for both you and the renter.
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.