When looking to purchase a mobile home that is located on leased land in the Sarasota Florida area one will have to go through the park approval process to make sure they are approved to become a resident in the park they are looking to live in.
Most mobile home parks in the Sarasota area will have a straight forward way of going through their approval process for each new resident who wants to move in to the park. Most parks will require a written application be completed along with copies of the applicant(s) photo identification, social security number and a small fee for each applicant on the park application.
The park will usually check three things on each applicant:
- Credit Check
- Criminal History Check
- Eviction History Check
Each park is specific in how heavy they weigh each item listed above but, generally speaking, the park takes all of them in to consideration in order to make a decision as to whether the applicant will be accepted in the park for residency.
So, what happens if you are fill out the application and provide the fee needed to run your background only for you to be told that you are denied moving forward with your residency with the park.
The applicant has the right to discuss their denial with the park owner or manager to see what the problem is and to see if an exception will be made. Most mobile home parks have a standard number system they go by for credit. If this is a concern for you then you may want to provide documentation to the office when you drop off the application that will help further explain why your credit score may be a little lower than that you want.
If your criminal background is a concern then, again, it would be a good idea to bring this up to the manager or owner before they run your background so they are not surprised should you have something in your past that will put you in a less than favorable light.
Most mobile home park managers and owners are understanding of an applicants past so long as they are upfront with that has happened and are willing to explain or provide documentation that shows why certain things have come up the way they have.
What we at The Mobile Home Dealer have seen in the past is that most parks take all items in to consideration in order to make a decision as to whether to approve or deny the applicant from the park for residency.
If you are denied and seek to find out exactly why then perhaps you will be able to work on the reason for denial right away so that you can reapply to the park and be accepted the second time around.
When looking to purchase a mobile home in a mobile home park within the Sarasota area always make sure you look to get park approved prior to closing on the home. The reason for this is because if you buy the home and then go through the park approval process and for some reason you are denied then now you own a home that you can not legally live in!
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.