Don’t quote me as… - Posted by Ben-PA
Posted by Ben-PA on October 18, 2003 at 20:45:40:
…interpreting the PA mobile home laws. I did not say how many deals you can do in PA and I even said that I was not interpreting for you.
My reason for responding was because of the post by Greg where he advocates breaking the PA mobile home law. My point was to quote the laws he overlooked so Tom and others in PA can make their own decisions. All posts I’ve ever read concerning PA never mention the Mobile Home Park Rights Act. Here it is again:
?It shall be unlawful for any person, for a commission, compensation or other consideration, to sell or act as salesperson, broker or sales agent in connection with the sale of one or more mobile homes located in a mobile home park, as provided for in section 11 of the act of November 24, 1976 (P.L.1176, No 261), known as the Mobile Home Park Rights Act, unless such person shall be licensed under this act, except as provided for in paragraph (2).?
(Note paragraph 2 has to do with realtors? exemption)
I’ve learned that the PA laws are not vague and to try to play games to get around them is a mistake. I also learned a lot about parks that suprised me. Suffice it to say it is wise to play by the rules.
Additionally, Greg suggested multiple LLCs to avoid licensing as a dealer. The minimum annual filing fee for a PA LLC is $600. Way less than a dealer license. And multiple LLCs will really add up-as well as the accounting and tax prep costs. It just doesn’t make sense to me. After all that trouble and expense, it is still illegal.
Again, my advice is to get the information from Harrisburg and READ IT for yourself. It is written in easily understood English, don’t translate it to fit your situation. If you are frustrated and confused it is probably because you realize there are no loopholes. I went through the same thing a couple years ago until I finally admitted the only way for me to do this was to get licensed.
I also agree with Doc’s suggestion to go through someone else as a valid way to get started.