A local Trailer Park is being shut down. The city wants to develop that
land, although I heard it's more because there are too many problems
with the tenants. Whatever the reason, they are going to demolish the
trailers, but will give them away for free to save the cost of
demolition. I got to thinking that my garage has so much stuff in it,
that I cant use it as a garage anymore. A trailer would be a solution,
and for only the cost to have it moved about 10 miles, that seems like a
cheap storage solution.
I contacted the person in charge and was told to just go look at them,
as most are unlocked and open. I went and looked at them, and found
that many of them are in very bad shape. In fact in one of them my foot
nearly went thru the floor, and others have leaking roofs and mold
inside. Sfter seeing those, I was about ready to just forget the whole
idea. But there were a few of them locked, and I was told that the guy
would be there at 3pm. I waited and the first one he unlocked was
really nice inside, and the outside is good also. It even has a
semi-attached garage which is also quite nice, and is included, as long
as I dismantle it, or find a way to move it.
I told the guy that I'd take that one. I found a guy who will move it
for a fair price and was ready to begin removing the skirting and
figuring out what to do with that garage. That's when the guy in charge
told me that he had bad news. He said there is no title for that
First off, I never knew that house trailers even have titles, and now
I'm wondering why???? It's not like they are driven down the road on a
I live on a farm, and I dont plan to move it once it's here. It will
remain here permanently. If I sell the farm, it will stay. So why do I
need a title? If I build a house, small cabin, or shed, that dont have
a title. In fact some years ago, I did build a cabin for guests when
they visit, and when the weather is very hot, I often sleep in there
because it's small, and thus it cools better for much less power use
than in my house.
I asked a local guy who used to work for a real estate company, and he
said that since it will be used for storage that I probably dont need
the title, but if I was to live in it, it would need a title. I asked
him why, and told him what I said above (if I build a house, small
cabin, or shed, that dont have a title.). He said that he really does
not know why, and explained that he only assisted realtors, by mostly
doing repairs for them, and went on to say he did not take any training,
and dont know the legal aspects.
So, that leaves me puzzled..... Why is a title needed?
Note: From the looks of things, the person in charge has said that he
will give me the key, and "look the other way" if I want it, as long as
it's not kept inside the city limits. So I guess I can have it without
a title, since it's going on a farm quite a distance from the city. He
also told me that I CAN NOT live in it without a title, but for storage
it should not matter. (which makes no sense at all). But that still
dont explain the need for a title???????