(1) Mobile homes are vehicles which satisfy the following:

Terms Used In Florida Regulations 12D-6.001

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
    (a) Manufactured upon a chassis or under carriage as an integral part thereof; and,
    (b) Without independent motive power; and,
    (c) Designed and equipped to provide living and sleeping facilities for use as a home, residence, or apartment; or designed for operation over streets and highways.
    (d) The definition of “mobile home” shall be as defined under Sections 320.01(2) and 723.003(3), F.S. (1989) and under paragraph Fla. Admin. Code R. 12A-1.007(11)(a)
    (2) A prefabricated or modular housing unit or portion thereof, is a structure not manufactured upon an integral chassis or under carriage for travel over the highways, even though transported over the highways as a complete structure or portion thereof, to a site for erection or use.
    (3) “Permanently affixed.” A mobile home shall be considered “permanently affixed” if it is tied down and connected to the normal and usual utilities, and if the owner of the mobile home is also the owner of the land to which it is affixed.
    (4) The “owner” of a mobile home shall be considered the same as the owner of the land for purposes of this rule chapter if all of the owners of the mobile home are also owners of the land, either jointly or as tenants in common. This definition shall apply even though other persons, either jointly or as tenants in common, also own the land but do not own the mobile home. The owners of the realty must be able, if they convey the realty, to also convey the mobile home. In this event reference shall be made to the proportions of interests in the land and in the mobile home so owned.
    (a) Ownership of the land may be through a “cooperative,” which is that form of ownership of real property wherein legal title is vested in a corporation or other entity and the beneficial use is evidenced by an ownership interest in the cooperative association and a lease or other muniment of title or possession granted by the cooperative association as the owner of all the cooperative property.
    (b) Ownership of the land may also be in the form of an interest in a trust conferring legal or equitable title together with a present possessory right on the holder.
    (c) Where a mobile home is owned by a corporation, the owner of the mobile home shall not be considered the same as the owner of the land unless the corporation also owns the land as provided in this rule section.
    (5) The owner of the mobile home shall not be considered an owner of the land if his name does not appear on an instrument of title to the land.
Rulemaking Authority Florida Statutes § 195.027(1), 213.06(1). Law Implemented 192.001, 192.011, 193.075, 196.031, 320.01(2), 320.015, 320.08(11), 320.0815 FS. History—New 10-12-76, Amended 11-10-77, Formerly 12D-6.01, Amended 2-17-93.