stevensonbar…, Home Buyer in Oxnard, CA

Are there rental fees for the lot?

Asked by stevensonbarbara, Oxnard, CA Wed Feb 29, 2012

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John DL Arendsen’s answer
If it's a manufactured home park/development/community, etc. before you purchase any manufactured home that sits on piers and pads you should definitely get a home inspection done by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.

They should thoroughly check your understructure to make sure the home is level and the pier jacks and wood pads are in good shape and securely placed in the right locations and tight and that the home is level.

Also make sure they check for rips or tears in your vapor barrier, aks varment barrier. Rodents and critters love to nest in this plenum and rats have been known to eat wiring. Make sure there's no drainage, dampness or mold issues.

Finally make sure the home has a Housing and Community Development (HCD) approved Earthquake Resistant Bracing System (ERBS) system under it as the entire Venture County is in a Zone 4 seismic area which is the highest risk catagory.

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at onthelevel@cox.net or you can call me anytime at 760 815-6977. We do not perform home inspections as that would be a conflict of interest inasmuch as we are a Manufactured Home Contractor, Dealer and real estate broker. But we would be happy to refer you to a reliable MH inspector in that area. Good Luck.
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If it's a manufactured home park/development/community, etc. before you purchase any manufactured home that sits on piers and pads you should definitely get a home inspection done by an experienced manufactured home inspector and not just any home inspector.

They should thoroughly check your understructure to make sure the home is level and the pier jacks and wood pads are in good shape and securely placed in the right locations and tight and that the home is level.

Also make sure they check for rips or tears in your vapor barrier, aks varment barrier. Rodents and critters love to nest in this plenum and rats have been known to eat wiring. Make sure there's no drainage, dampness or mold issues.

Finally make sure the home has a Housing and Community Development (HCD) approved Earthquake Resistant Bracing System (ERBS) system under it as the entire Venture County is in a Zone 4 seismic area which is the highest risk catagory.

If you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at onthelevel@cox.net or you can call me anytime at 760 815-6977. We do not perform home inspections as that would be a conflict of interest inasmuch as we are a Manufactured Home Contractor, Dealer and real estate broker. But we would be happy to refer you to a reliable MH inspector in that area. Good Luck.
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If you happen to be looking at a 'mobile home' then the answer is yes. Either there is a space rent or HOA dues if you own the land. Property taxes follow all land in the US, so that may be a cinsideration as well. There is a 'lot' to learn about while doing your due-diligence.
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