Posted by Dirk Roach on January 07, 1999 at 02:56:03:
The last thing I want to do is get into a debate on something which I’m not clear on.
Okay say that you find a used mobile home for sale and decide to buy it. Now in TX your telling me that there is a state regulation stating that before you resell it you must move it onto a “lot (I’m assuming like a used car lot)” which you own? Or you can resell it on it’s existing lot but must pay a fee in addition to registration and title transfer and what not of $300?
And they (which ever branch of state government handles such matters) monitor this pretty closely?
I am in CA so a TX regulation doesn’t affect me as such. However I do know several people who are actively doing Lonnie Type Deals in TX. Perhaps they have overlooked this regulation and I would like to inform them of it.
In your post above you asked if I could give you some e-mail and such, which I decline to do. But I know of three people who are almost nightly in the chat room, who are doing these deals. I’m not trying to be a jerk, however if someone isn’t going strictly by the TX book I don’t want to state who they are.
In my above post perhaps I came across as a little abrasive. I apologize for that. I on a daily basis receive quite a bit of inquires from all of the place about this subject.
And from people who get spooked and stop dead in their tracks because of the looming MH Police factor.
Needless-to-say it can be frustrating.
As TX is such a huge market for these Lonnie Deals I think that I will get a copy of the states rules, regs, and requirements. Just so that we are all on the same page and not talking apples and oranges.
I by no means am saying that there are not screwy requirements in these MH deals. Believe me the state of CA is very “tenant” oriented state. But lets once and for all find out what the screwy requirements are and explore ways in which to deal with them.
I’m sure that if we all put our heads on the problem, in no time we will have a solution.