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Have you considered buying or renting a mobile home in Florida but are unsure whether you should take the plunge and actually buy that property or rent something for a few months just to get a better idea of what’s 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. These include price considerations, accessibility, available options, and the different responsibilities required for both the tenant and the mobile home owner.

Many people move to Florida yearly to enjoy the warm weather all year round. 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. However, aside from snowbirds, which account for the majority of the visitors, there are also people from other states who move here for different reasons, such as jobs, affordability, family, and holiday vacations.

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

Today, we will discuss the basic points that you should consider if you are looking to rent a mobile home 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; we are just selling mobile homes.

Now that we have that out of the way, you want to make sure that the home you are looking to rent is available.

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 reality, this is the perception that some park managers have about allowing rentals in their parks.

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 home’s owner down the road. We suggest always calling the park to introduce yourself and make sure the park you are looking to rent allows rentals.

Mobile home in Florida - renting a mobile home

Mobile home in Florida

Next, 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, you will need to pay a background check, a park application, and a nominal fee to allow yourself to be a qualified renter in that community.

When speaking to the home owner, make sure you clearly understand 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 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 will be contacted when unexpected issues arise like water leaks, broken bulbs, door jams, etc.

Lastly, and this comes in common sense, ensure you have all of the above discussed today in writing.

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

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

The Mobile Home Dealer is a licensed mobile home broker in Sarasota, Florida, and the surrounding areas. We provide professional buy and sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, please get in touch with 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. We help mobile home Buyers and Sellers improve their lives.

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