Welcome to the Mobile Home Park Academy podcast. In this episode, Charles and I will discuss mistake number 11 from our popular eBook, “The 21 Biggest Mistakes Investors Make When purchasing their First Mobile Home Park…and how to avoid them.”
This is a very easy step that is sometimes overlooked by investors entering into this industry. You need to check to see if the park you intend to buy is legally allowed to be there. This may seem like a weird thing to be worried about, but the truth is that there are parks out there that don’t have permits or are permitted for fewer spaces than they currently operate with.
Essentially, there are three types of parks: Legal, grandfathered, and illegal. You need to know what each means and who to ask about this prior to ever considering this type of investment. In addition, you also need to know how to find out how many spaces the park is allowed to have and you need to know if there are any outstanding violations. This is not a difficult step, but it is one that is essential to confident investing.