I am looking at buying a piece of real estate out in the country to put a house on. I would like to put a new mobile home there; however, there is a paper from the 1980s which is an Owner's Certificate, Dedication, and Reservations. In this document, there is what they call Protective Covenants. 5. No structure of a temporary character, trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or other outbuildings shall be used on any lot at any time for a residence whether temporarily or permanently. Is this something I would have to abide by, and does this mean no mobile homes? Thank you!
If this is the sole language for restrictions, perhaps the intent is to avoid temporary living shelters, or non-standard living quarters, whether full-time or temporary. The only word in the restriction that would seem applicable to manufactured housing would be the single word trailer.
In context with the references to tents, shacks, barns and garages, an argument would be trailer would be more akin to proscribing parking a pull along camper, however nice, and calling it home than proscribing a well constructed manufactured home set to a foundation.
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