Are you getting ready to move into a trailer park or retire to a luxury mobile home community? If so, there are some things you should know prior to your relocation. Having a handle on these issues will not only save you time but also money and frustration later on down the road.
So, before you move into a mobile home community, make sure you read these top five tips:
- Rental agreements in trailer parks vary greatly, so always read the fine print. There is no typical lease agreement – some are all-inclusive while others are not. If you aren’t sure, always ask before deciding to move in.
- Check if there will be a deposit to move into the park. Just as with renting a house or apartment, the owner or community manager of a trailer park will require a deposit before moving in. This will often be equivalent to a month’s rent, but can vary.
- If you own a mobile home or trailer, see if you can get a discounted rate on the plot rental. Remember, if you move into a trailer park with your own mobile home, you are responsible for maintenance and upkeep of that mobile home per the standards required by the community.
- Always read the rental agreement completely before signing it. Do not sign it if you do not understand all of the terms and conditions.
- Visit the trailer park before signing a rental agreement. Try and talk to some of the people that already live there to get an idea of what the community is like. You can also get an idea if the residents are happy with their rental agreements or if there are any common complaints.
- Jon Huser