PLEASE NOTE: FLORIDA RESIDENTS PLEASE TAKE TITLE, RENTAL AGREEMENT AND THIS FORM FILLED OUT TO THE CIRCUIT COURT RECORDING OFFICE BEHIND THE TAX OFFICE IN RUSKIN ON THE SIDE STREET.

In the January/February 2004 issue of FMO News, one of the questions posed to FMO Legal Counsel Justin Joseph in his legalease column addressed homesteading a manufactured home located on leased land to protect it from forced sale. Attorney Joseph explained that Florida Statute 222.05 and Article 10 Section 4 of the Constitution of Florida allows a manufactured home owner to protect his home from forced sale in any legal action. Some people have requested that the FMO provide a generic form so that they can register with their county’s Clerk of the Courts. Thanks to Mr. Joseph for getting this form to us.

DECLARATION OF HOMESTEAD-MOBILE HOME

(FLA. STATUTES 222.02)

I, ____________________________, the owner and Title Holder of that certain Mobile Home or Modular

Home described as follows:

________ (year of home), _________________________________ Mobile Home (model of home)

Title # ________________________________________________

Identification #:_________________________________ shown on the attached Title Certificate as Exhibit A”.

Declared that the above mobile/modular home is located on lease property (a copy of the lease is attached hereto

as Exhibit “B”) known as ________________________________________ Mobile Home Park, located in

____________________________ County, Florida.

I further declare I permanently reside in the Mobile or Modular home as my/our residence and homestead within

the meaning of Article 10 Section 4 of the Constitution of Florida, thus exempting the same from levy or

forced sale.

Dated this __________ day of ___________, 200 .

Owner________________________________ Owner_____________________________________  

_____________________________________  ______________________

 

STATE OF___________________________

COUNTY OF_________________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this _____ day of ________, 200  by

__________________________________, who is personally known to me or who has/have produced,

__________________________________ (type of identification) as identification and who did (not) take an oath.

_____________________________________

Notary Public

_____________________________________

Notary Print Name