Manufactured homes are prefabricated in factories before being transported to the preferred location site of the homeowner. This option to place your manufactured home on the site that you own or prefer is one of its major advantages. It provides you with some levels of choice in selecting the land for the placement of your manufactured home.
However, many regulations, building codes, and issues persist when intending to place your manufactured home on a private property. These factors have a huge impact in the private placement of manufactured housing. Due to this, several things require careful consideration before deciding to place your manufactured home at a particular site.
Regulations and Laws
Over the previous few years, many states in the country have passed legislations that deem the exclusion of residential designed manufactured home illegal in any residential district. The state regulations have imposed various criteria in the construction methodology and material used for manufactured homes. This includes the roofing material, siding material, and the roof pitch.
Federal law requires that manufactures homes adhere to the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety standards. This however, prohibits the uses of any other method employed in the construction of manufactured houses. When selecting the location site it is required to go through the city or code enforcement office about the various installation standards.
Private Restrictive Covenants
These are restraints set in property deeds, which controls the usage of land. Private restrictive covenants are present in residential subdivisions and in some rural properties. A major factor in acquiring a land for manufactured home placement is the availability of covenants in the land. The availability of covenants is found among either the current property owners or the subdivision homeowner’s association. The registry of deeds office carries the records of these, which is available for you in any kind of reference.
Verifying Local Zoning Regulations
Zoning regulations deal with all the requirements of a building like use, location, shape, height, setbacks, and the architectural features. Understanding the local zoning requirements is essential when deciding to place a manufactured home on private property. You can consult with the city or the county land use and planning office for the zoning regulation information. Making an appointment with the zoning administrator would do best in discussing your plans regarding the home.