If you want to sell your mobile home and it is in a mobile home park, you have to tell the park owner in writing before you sell it. You have to send the notice to the park owner by certified mail. Send it with a copy of a completed, but unsigned, Vermont Uniform Bill of Sale form as explained below.
The notice has to tell the park owner the name and address of the person who will be buying your mobile home. Keep a copy of your notice.
The park owner has 21 days after getting your notice to approve or deny the buyer. If the park owner denies the buyer, the park owner has to tell you and the buyer in writing, and must tell the buyer the specific reasons why they do not qualify. The park owner can refuse to let the new owner live in the mobile home park only if the new owner can’t meet the lease terms or doesn’t qualify under legal rules for who can live in the park. If the park owner does not send a denial notice within 21 days, the buyer is considered to be approved by the park owner.
The park owner must send a proposed written lease to the approved buyer. If the buyer does not object to the terms of the lease before occupying the mobile home lot, the lease will be considered in effect.
Unless the park owner represents you in the sale of your mobile home as shown by a written agreement, the park owner may not charge or collect any commission for the sale of your mobile home.
Vermont Uniform Bill of Sale
When you sell your mobile home, you have to use a form called the “Vermont Mobile Home Uniform Bill of Sale.”
The rules about the bill of sale are very specific. You must follow them exactly. It is very important that you:
- Fill out the form correctly, and
- Give an unsigned copy to the park owner and your town clerk 21 days before the sale happens.
If you don't follow the specific rules exactly, you may not be able to complete the sale of your mobile home.
If you have questions, call the CVOEO Mobile Home Program at 802-660-3455, x204. They may be able to help.
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