I’m in the process of buying a park that has a number of POH’s that I would like to sell asap. The mobile homes are all 70’s/80’s models and in this state, there was no law requiring title to mobile homes till about 10 years ago. So, the owner (who bought the park & the POH’s from someone else) never got title to any of the POH’s. He will transfer the mobiles to me via Bill of Sale and when I go to sell them, that is all I can offer as well. The state has some kind of grandfather provision for these older homes regarding the title. But I’m concerned about having to get a dealers license to sell them off. I am in the process of gathering info on that, but likely the State DMV will be a hassle on the title issue each time I sell 1 of the homes.
What I’m wondering, short of working with an existing dealer, has anyone had any success in getting around the dealer license when selling mobile homes? An idea I had was to give the homes away after renting the home & the lot for a period, but it would likely be quickly dispensed with if it ever became an issue via the concept of “substance over form”, because it really is still just an RTO.
Also, has anyone experienced a similar situation when it was “ok” for decades to transfer the home without title, but now its required?
Thanks in advance.