How does my Mom put my name on the deed to her mobile home? - AgingCare.com

How does my Mom put my name on the deed to her mobile home?

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Just in case something happens to her. I live in pittsburg California

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Glad, IMOP, any changes in the laws concerning mobilehomes are a direct result of the strong lobby by mobilehome park owners to benefit their bottom dollar.
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I could be wrong. Wish I was.
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Interesting. I wonder if the cjange in law has anything to do with tghe pre 1980's motor homes that contained alot of asbestos. In this state is a mobile home is pre whatever year you cannot even get a permit to move it because of the asbestos.
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And glad, a MH is no longer considered a vehicle, but a manufactured home. Even the 'vehicle' classification changes when placed permanently on land.
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Oops. Be sure to refer to The State of California Mobilehome Residency Laws before making any changes.
Mobilehomes can be registered with the DMV, however, once they are permanently placed on rented land, Regulation and transfer of ownership goes through The Dept. Of Housing, or H.U.D.
In addition, if placed in a mobilehome park, mobilehome owners come under severe restrictions imposed by park owners and management who have made up their own rules and regulations.
For example, if you do have a "trailer", registered through the DMV, you can be required to move it out of the park instead of selling it in place.
Another example, caregivers have no rights to ownership, must qualify for purchase and residency, and comply with the over 55 y.o. rule in senior parks.
And, as a general rule, you cannot keep it as an asset and rent it out.

If you don't do your due diligence and read the MH Residency Laws, all of it, then I am going to come back later and ask you, why oh why did you just walk away and allow the Park Owner to take ownership of your mother's MH?
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And be very careful here, the transfer could be considered financial exploitation and is a crime. Medicaid will look at any transfers in the past five years.

And GA of course, a mobile home is a vehicle! Whoops. But is the land is owned by mom that would be a quit claim deed. Time for me to go to bed!
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Are you referring to the mobile home AND the land on which it's located? I ask because some mobile home communities are owned commercially and rent the land to tenants who live in their own mobile homes.

If your mother owns the land, she would execute a quit claim deed from herself to you and her to add your name to the title.

If the mobile home is owned by your mother but the land isn't, she would add your name only to the title for the mobile home. In Michigan that would be done through the Secretary of State, which also handles boat and motor vehicle registrations. I don't know which division in California would handle that, i.e., if it would be the same division that handles titling of boats and vehicles.
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She could just file a quick claim deed, I believe. But from the sounds of it your mom may need medicaid. Any money or other asset (mobile home) that is given away will be subect to Medicaid penalty. However if you have provided medically necessary care for a period of two years prior to her entering a nursing home, the home, in some states, can be transferred to a caregiver child. You need to see an elder law attorney that specializes in Medicaid planning.
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