Have you considered buying or renting a mobile home in Florida but are unsure of if you should go ahead and actually take the plunge of buying that property or maybe go and rent something for a few months just so you get a better idea of what’s all out there?

Are you confused or unsure about what will need to be paid for when you are looking to rent a mobile home on leased land in Florida?

When renting a mobile home in Sarasota Florida, there’s quite a bit you should think about before signing that lease agreement. Price considerations, accessibility, available options, and other things along with the different responsibilities required for both the tenant and the mobile home owner.

Lots of people are moving to Florida every year to enjoy the all-year-round warm weather. Most of these people are from the Northern part of the United States and Canada. People who are migrating from cooler winter climates and going to the South are called snowbirds. But aside from snowbirds which account for the majority of the visitors, there are also people from other states who move here due to different reasons like jobs, affordability, family, and holiday vacations.

We work with several folks daily who are looking to relocate down to the Sunshine State and buy their piece of paradise but are unsure of if they should go ahead and buy a mobile home right when they get down here or if they should rent first to get a better understanding of the area before they put roots down.

Today, we will look to discuss the basic points that you would want to look at if you are looking to rent a mobile home down here in Florida.

Disclaimer Alert!

Before we go any further we want to stress that we are not attorneys or compliance folks of any kind. We are mobile home Brokers in the state of Florida. So, please, do not take any of what we say as legal advice as we are just selling mobile homes.

Now that we have that out of the way, first, you want to make sure that the home that you are looking to rent can be rented.

This sounds silly, I know, but please let me explain.

Some parks in and around the Sarasota Florida area do not allow the homes that are within the park to be rented whatsoever. The reason for this restriction many times is because the park owner or manager believes that if they have rentals it will turn into a huge hotel with tons of homes being rented for one or two nights at a time which could lead to a very transient or unsafe feeling within the park for other residents.

Even though this may or may not be the case in real reality this is the perception that some park managers have with allowing rentals in their park.

Some homeowners will not follow these rules and still look to rent their homes which could lead to a huge issue for both you and the owner of the home down the road. We suggest always calling the park to introduce yourself and make sure the park that you are looking to rent does allow rentals.

Mobile home in Florida

Mobile home in Florida

Next, make sure when you talk to the park check to see if you are required to be park-approved to rent one of the homes in those parks. If this is the case then a background check, as well as a park application and some nominal fee, will need to be paid by you to allow yourself to be a qualified renter in that community.

When speaking to the owner of the home make sure you have a clear understanding of who will pay the utilities and the lot rent each month.

Some owners will require all renters to turn over the utilities to them and then the renter pays the utilities directly. Most parks will require the owner of the home to pay the lot rent and not the renter as the owner of the home is technically the one who owns the home on paper with the park which is who the park needs to have to pay the lot rent.

Many mobile homeowners who reside outside the state of Florida rent their homes when they are not on vacation. Although it is fine to rent a mobile home while the owner is away, it is always recommended to ask the owner who is going to be contacted when unexpected issues arise like water leaks, broken bulbs, door jams, etc.

Lastly, and this kind of comes in common sense, make sure you have all of the above that we discussed today in writing.

Make sure you fully understand all of the points above that we discussed as well as have your park approval on file and have a copy of that for yourself if you need to go ahead and get approved.

We hope this helps give you a better idea of what should be looked at when you’re looking to rent a mobile home on leased land here in the Sunshine State of Florida.

The Mobile Home Dealer are licensed mobile home broker in Sarasota Florida and the surrounding areas. We provide professional buy and/or sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, please contact us by clicking this link. You may also visit our Facebook Page and send us a message

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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