When traveling throughout mobile home parks within the greater Sarasota Florida area have you ever wondered where are all the fences that separate the property lines from one to another?
Seems like the landscape is missing something doesn’t it?!
When buying a mobile home on leased land within the greater Sarasota Florida area one has to remember that when paying lot rent the owner of the home, technically, does not own the land the home resides on. The reason for this is that the person owning the home owns personal property, just like a vehicle and not traditional real estate.
When buying a mobile home on leased land in the greater Sarasota Florida area the Buyer is paying the park for the maintenance and upkeep of the land the home is on through a payment referred to as lot rent.
Lot rent will be paid each month to the mobile home park and will cover several monthly fees. Most common are the fees associated with water, sewer, trash, lawn care and the usage and upkeep of the mobile home park amenities such as the pool and walking trails.
When the lawn care is covered this means that each week the mobile home park will have a landscaping company come out and cut, blow, mulch and edge all the grass in the mobile home community. This landscape work does not just include the large common areas but also the areas in and around each and every mobile home within the mobile home park.
Many times these landscaping crews will run large zero turn lawn mowers in an effort to speed up the process of the lawn mowing because they so much space to cover in such a small time frame.
When the lawn mowers are moving at the speed at which they are moving then the construction of fences will not be efficient due to the how the landscapers cut the grass as additional fences would lead to additional time needed to cut in and around each individual fence.
Since the mobile home park pays the landscaping company to mow the lawns of the residents they want to make sure the fee is reasonable enough so that they do not have raise the lot rent any more than the have to in order to pay for this expence.
Shorter amount of time equals a lower landscaping bill.
When looking at buying a mobile home on leased land in the Sarasota Florida be conscious of the fact that most mobile home parks will not allow fences in any way shape or form due to the way the lawn is mowed. As long as you, the Buyer, know this on the front end then you will be well on your way to enjoying the nicely cut yard that your mobile home resides on!
This is Mark Kaiser with The Mobile Home Dealer and we help mobile home Buyers and Sellers get to a better place in life.