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I am purchasing a mobile home (rent to own). The mobile home shares the same water supply with about 4 other mobile homes (rental property also owned by the seller). Is it legal to purchase a home that shares a water supply with other homes?
Also…if it is legal…could the land lord just up and turn off our water supply once the property is paid for?
The land and mobile home are being purchased together.

7 Thoughts on I am buying a home that shares it’s water supply with other homes…is this legal?
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    July 25, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Pretty sure it is:) I do

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    July 25, 2011 at 5:19 am


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    Wendle L
    July 25, 2011 at 5:36 am

    sure it’s legal

    this is very typical in rural settings where groups of home share 1 well

    in cities, though, you would be better to request the seller to separate the service because if future improvements are done to the home, most municipalities require the water service also be updated which will cost you considerably.

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    July 25, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Mobile home management shoul have some kindof meter for each unit. The water supply is fine to be shared, but when you pay your lot rent it better have a separate part to include your own usage.

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    July 25, 2011 at 5:45 am

    What do you mean by “share its water supply”? In cities thousands of houses share a water supply. Do you think each house is going to have its own well and treatment plant?

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    July 25, 2011 at 6:25 am

    not like you’re buying the land, it’s a trailer. want a private line coming in off the mainline at the street, you need to buy your own lot. check out what that costs where you live. around here that’s about the price of your mobile home. umm, actually, probably a bit more.

    if you did actually buy the lot the trailer is sitting on, that’s a whole other can of worms, and you should talk to a lawyer.

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    Kathi S
    July 25, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Yes it’s legal,although you may be renting or buying the trailer you will not own the land it sits on. Even after you pay for the trailer if you want to leave it where it is you will have to pay rent for the land,water and sewer.

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