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Do visitor restrictions for Sarasota Florida mobile home parks even exist?

The answer is, yes, yes they do!

When looking at buying a mobile home on leased land within the greater Sarasota Florida area one needs to be aware of if the park that they are buying in has these restrictions and, if so, what are they and how they affect all the owners of the park.

What we have seen here at The Mobile Home Dealer, is that this issue usually only is associated with mobile homes within mobile home parks that also double as RV parks.

These multi-use parks, where both RVs and mobile homes are located usually have some odd restrictions that every Buyer needs to be aware of prior to moving forward with purchasing a home, travel trailer, or RV within the park.


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Generally speaking, we do not see the travel restriction being prevalent within traditional mobile home parks as these parks always have the ability for residents or visitors to stay year-round regardless of what home they are living in.

Each mobile home park, whether it is a traditional mobile home park or a multi-use park will have what is known as a park prospectus for the entire community. A park prospectus is essentially a long list of all the rules that the residents who call the park home need to abide by. These rules will go over the usage of motorcycles, the ability to have pets, how many guests can stay in the home along with how long one can stay in the home. Within this document the park manager will give every Buyer will go over the details of if the park is a full-time residency park or if it is a part-time residency park.

Generally speaking, a full-time residency park is exactly what it sounds like, there are no restrictions to anyone for any length of time so long as there are no rules violations or reasons why the resident should not be living in the park in the first place.

Limited residency parks are ones that state that the residents within the park will only be able to live within the traditional confines of the park for a limited amount of time per year.

The most common limit is for residents to only be able to live in the park six months of the year and the other six months they are unable to live within the park.

There seems to be a bit of gray as to how hard the mobile home park managers seem to enforce this rule as well as how exactly they do elect to enforce this when the resident physically owns the home they live in.

Regardless of these details it still is important to know that these rules exist and for every mobile home Buyer to be aware of them and how they will affect them moving forward.

Most mobile home parks within the Sarasota Florida area are full-time residency parks but it is also important to realize that not all parks throughout the area follow this rule.

Visitor restrictions are just one of several odd restrictions that a prospective mobile home buyer must be aware of including but not limited to renting or subletting your mobile home. 

When can mobile homeowners sublet, transfer, or sell their mobile homes?

The mobile homeowner can sublet their own mobile homes when the mobile home park permits this. However, some mobile home parks do not allow subletting. Therefore, it’s best to check with the mobile home park before considering subletting.

Mobile homeowners can transfer the title to their mobile home by going to the local DMV in the area. There are fees for this, and the owner must be present.

Suppose you are selling a mobile home and don’t own the land. The mobile home park owner must be involved. It will be required that the new prospective owner must be approved by the park manager first before completing the buying process.

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Legal reasons for eviction from mobile home parks

There are various legal reasons why a mobile homeowner can be evicted from a mobile home park. Nonpayment of lot rent due is one of them: criminal activity, drug activity, vandalism to property, and rowdy behavior. In addition, any violation of the mobile home park’s regulation is grounds for eviction.

Park owners must follow the mobile home park laws when it comes to evicting a mobile homeowner. It entails the park owner or the manager going to court and requesting a hearing with the court clerk. Proper notice must be given to the mobile homeowner. And if the homeowner does not leave the park after the court has ordered it, a sheriff’s deputy could physically remove them.

When looking at buying a mobile home within the greater Sarasota Florida area we can not stress enough to every Buyer to read and understand all the rules and regulations of the park prior to buying their mobile home so that they are able to know if the park is a full-time residency or a part-time residency park.

Having this information readily available will surely help you, the Buyer, in deciding if the home you are looking at is right for you.

The Mobile Home Dealer are licensed mobile home brokers in Sarasota Florida and the surrounding areas. We provide professional buy and/or sell assistance to our clients. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to 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 and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.

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