What rights does a mobile home have regarding who lives there?

I found someone who wants to sell me their mobile home. However, the park/community where the mobile home resides tells me that I must have a higher credit score to live in the community. If I bought the mobile home, am I not legally allowed to live on my property that I own or can the community say I don’t meet their requirements so I can’t occupy the home I own?

Asked on December 11, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

You have a right to live in your mobile home--but not live in that community, unless you meet its criteria. You could be required to more or relocate the home elsewhere. Remember: with a mobile home, ownership of the home itself is often separate from land ownership; unless you own the underlying land, you need to play by the rules of the landlord for or community of the plot where the home is located.


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