We own a mobile home. It is situated on our property. We want to sell it and have a potential buyer who will move it. Here is my question: When we put it on our land, we removed the tires to make it an immovable and filed a homestead exemption.Can all of this be taken care of at the DMV or should I let an attorney handle the sale to make sure that all filings at the court house are done correctly?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Louisiana
Is there a DEED for the property with the house situated on it or does the DEED just refer to empty land filed with the registry of deeds in your Parish?
If your DEED still just refers to the empty land, do you have the title to the mobile home in your possession?
Yes to both. We have a deed for the property only and a separate title to the mobile home.
So long as you can move the home, then everything can be accomplished through the DMV. Just change the title over. You see, if you sold the home and the land together then it becomes a permanent "address" so to speak and from that point on the land would have to be sold with the house on it or you would need a lawyer to separate the two and file appropriate documents with the registry of deeds. Because the deed on record does not refer to the mobile home, you can sell the mobile home using just the title and the buyers can then move it from your property and set it up somewhere else.
I hope that helps.
13 years experience in RE Law, including LL/Tenant, contractor disputes, comm'l prop. issues
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