Emily, Other/Just Looking in Collingswood, NJ

If you buy a mobile home, do you own the land it is on? If not, how much on top of your mortgage and taxes is

Asked by Emily, Collingswood, NJ Wed May 27, 2009

it usually to pay for renting the land? When you move, can you rent your mobile home, or do you have to sell it?

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no but we have land that in the family we can set the mobile home and we don't want to sell or rent and we don't have 2 rent the land it stays in the family.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 25, 2014
yes we own the land at 16602 baseline rd.. and we are not rent or selling it. we just want buy one and keep it in tt the family..
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 25, 2014
no you do not own the land. and note in orange county , ca particularly Huntington Beach, ca you will have to pay around 2000.00 a month in rent.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 1, 2014
It depends on the terms and conditions of the property, yet most Mobile Home Parks (MHP) rent to tenants and depending on the state, county and city laws and ordinances, your MHP rent is determined by your property lease. Most parks prohibit the sub rental or complete rental of your mobile home.
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in oregon do i have to pay the late space rent when i take ownership of mobile home
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jun 14, 2012
You need to check with the seller to find out. It is rare, but possible.

Let me know if you have any questions.


Richard Schulman
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Hello Richard. I am a newbie, looking at MH's. I live in the Bay area. Do you know what I need to be aware of for MH rentals in Bay area (allowed?). And do you know a good KWilliams contact who would be willing to work with a newbie and/or alt.financing. TY very much!
Flag Sat Jul 14, 2012
Hi Emily,

I must concur with the other responses that have been given. When you purchase a mobile home you don't necessarily own the land (this is very rare), instead you will lease the lot your mobile home sits on. But usually these situations are mobile homes in parks. You will want to choose your park carefully to ensure it has all the amenities you are looking for. Usually the taxes on a mobile home are not too expensive. Just compare your total cost of the mobile home, space rent, taxes, and insurance with what an apartment would cost in the area. If the apartment is more affordable then you may not want to purchase the mobile home as it will more than likely be more difficult to sell down the road.

I hope this information helps and best of luck to you.

Best Regards,

Michael G. Grimm
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 19, 2010
The previous responses were correct, most mobile home parks charge a monthly space rent for the land and you buy the home separately. And yes, you have to sell the home when you move because almost all parks prohibit renting the home.

Mobile homes can be a great deal if you choose your park carefully. You'll want one that is well maintained and screens the residents well. You can enjoy the pools and amenities. You'll have more space than an apartment and the freedom that comes with home ownership without the high cost of purchasing the land along with the house. Also taxes are extremely low on a mobile home.

Beware of high space rents!!!! A high space rent can make your mobile home very unattractive to new buyers. Check the other parks in the area so you know what the market rent is and also compare it to the local apartment rental market. If your space rent is almost as much as a comparable apartment rent you could be stuck with a mobile home for a long time.

I specialize in Orange County mobile homes and I'd be happy to answer any other questions you have on mobile homes. Feel free to give me a call.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 23, 2010
Many mobile home parks do not allow coach owners to rent to anyone else.

There are other things to think about regarding MH living. The park owner can evict you for violating park rules, for example, even though you own the unit. You can also be evicted for late payment of your space rent, and in most parks the park owner can raise the space rent whenever s/he chooses.

MH ownership is a hybrid type of residency -- it's part rental and part ownership. Be sure you understand the full ramifications of MH ownership before you buy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 27, 2010
had a Q for you as a follow up renting land and manufacturing homes. since they are separate payments to separate people- one to a mortgage lender and the other to a park owner. if i choose to walk away from this home park- due to not selling in the market- do i still have to pay the land rent until they get another tenant?
Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013
You can buy a manufactured home where you own the property in or outside a Mobile Home Park (MHP) or where you rent the space. Most manufactured homes are accessed property taxes, however, you can determine the tax by contacting the county tax accessors office.

If your Manufactuired home is in a MHP and you pay space rent as a tennant and decide to move, you'll have to sell your home because most all MHP's forbid renting of any kind. The buyer must qualify to become a tennant, so it's essential that buyers are qualified to become tennants so getting a new tennant package that details the eligibility requirements is very important.

The space rent is determined by the location of the property, the ammenities and general condition of the MHP. Some MHP's are very restrictive in size, are poorly maintained and managed, consequently rents are generally lower. So choosing a MHP is as critical as choosing a neighborhood, isn't it?

Another consideration is the amount of rent a new tennant must pay to become a resident. It is not uncommon that a new tennant must pay several hundred dollars more than a current tennat is paying, which most often makes it challenging to sell a manufactured home. Some MHP's offer 1, 5, 10 year lease arrangements or even month to month, so it all depends on a buyers circumstances, doesn't it?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 23, 2009
I Iknow that there are both types of ownership in San Juan Capistrano so it would depend on which ones you are looking at. You can do a search from my web site and it will tell you if there is space rental or you are buying in as shared ownership. Wishing you the best!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 28, 2009
Hello Emily,

The correct answer is: "It depends". MOST mobile home parks charge you a monthly "space" rental for the ground your coach sits upon. A select few parks bought their land and each owner owns the land they sit on.
( Kind of like a condominium ownership of common grounds.)

Your best bet is to talk to the people ( hopefully an agent.) selling you the coach, or to other "owners" in that park. Good luck in your new home.
Web Reference: http://BobPhillips.net
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