Is Park Approval Necessary When Buying A Sarasota Florida Mobile Home?

When looking at finally making the decision to purchase a mobile home in the greater Sarasota Florida area many things need to be considered and completed prior to the close.

While deciding on the perfect Sarasota Florida mobile home to purchase is the fun and exciting part, one needs to make sure all of their ducks are set in a row prior to putting money down on the property and calling the moving trucks.

Most of the time, many Buyers will focus on the funding of the purchase, will they have enough money to purchase their mobile home in cash or will they need to seek some type of outside financing for the purchase.

While we, here at The Mobile Home Dealer, can certainly appreciate the focus on funding, we take a different route in focusing on the Buyer becoming park approved prior to putting a focus on funding the purchase.

But, why would we focus on park approval and not on funding?

The reason is simple: if the Buyer is not park approved prior to purchasing the mobile home through us as a licensed mobile home broker then we will not be able to close on the home.

The reason for this is because, as licensed mobile home brokers with the state of Florida, we are required to make sure that all parties who are looking at becoming residents within the mobile home park they are buying their home in have passed the approval process and are allowed to become residents within the mobile home park.

Many times, folks will skip this step and just assume that they can buy and move in to any mobile home in any mobile home park in the Sarasota area without a second thought.

This is a problem.

The reason these uneducated Buyers think this may be because they are coming from a single family home and not another mobile home community.

If the Buyer is not park approved prior to the closing and try to obtain approval after buying the home and get denied residency then all of a sudden this Buyer owns a home that they are unable to live in!

When this happens one of two things may happen:

  1. The Buyer may be asked to move their home.
  2. The Buyer is told they are unable to live in their home and will need to have another person live in the property.

In the first situation above, if the Buyer is asked to move their home this is not nearly as easy as it sounds. The reason for this is because, in Florida, a mobile home mover will not be able to obtain a moving permit on a mobile home if it is older than 20 years of age.

In the second situation, many mobile home parks in the greater Sarasota Florida area do not allow for a mobile home to be lived in by anyone other than the owner of the property.

In each situation you can quickly see how the Buyer of the mobile home can get into a sticky situation very quickly if they are not approved by the mobile home park prior to purchasing their mobile home.

While looking at mobile homes is fun and exciting it is of utmost importance for both the Buyer and the Seller to not get too excited due to the park approval process being a needed part to the closing puzzle.

Without park approval on file there is no sale.

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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