Mobile Home Communities
The State Laws of Florida define mobile and manufactured homes as motor vehicles, and as such they are required to have a certificate of title. In Florida, mobile home communities are governed by Chapter 723 of the Florida Statutes and regulated by the Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares, and Mobile Homes. Everything from increases in lot rent and mobile home park owner’s obligations, to evictions and redevelopment of the park must follow specific guidelines that are laid out in the Statutes and by the Division. Chapter 723, spells out the rights and obligations of a tenant of a park and the rights and obligations of the mobile home park owner. Along with the Florida Rules and Laws, the rental agreement, which should be in writing, and the park’s rules and regulations also dictate many of the rights and obligations that must be met by owners and renters including use of pools and other amenities, visitors, and pets.