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Lost title on mobile home

A friend purchase a mobile home and lost the title on this home. How can the title be replaced when she does not know the name of the person on the title. The mobile home should have a number on a plate but also unable to locate that. What can be done? Can anyone help.

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larry2 | Joined: June 27, 2007 02:50 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi,

Welcome to this forum.

If your friend lost the title of the mobile home, she can replace it through processing a duplicate title application at a Secretary of State Branch office.

"when she does not know the name of the person on the title."
But I do not understand what you are trying to say here. Is it that you are not finding the previous owner of the mobile home and also lost the documents of the title?

Thanks,
Larry

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jenkin7 | Joined: June 4, 2007 11:02 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hello Eexplosion,

Was the title not transferred to your friend when she purchased the home?

She might obtain a duplicate title from the State Branch Office. She can also do a title search with the help of a title company to know the name of the person on the title.

If the manufacturer or the dealer is known to her, then he might be able to give the data plate.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Larry,

She is not able to process a duplicate title because do not know the name on the title (because lost the title). Yes do not know the previous owner and lost the title.

Jenkins

She was given the title but did not put it in her name before she lost it.
Do you feel a title company will help me find the name on title because that is all she needs to take to DMV for a duplicate title.

The manufacturer is "buddy" and they are probably non exsistent.

Please help.

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larry2 | Joined: June 27, 2007 02:50 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi,

You can take help from the title company to search the public records and legal documents related to a property and thus you can get the name of the previous owner. The name of the previous owner is surely recorded. So contact with the title company and see if it helps you or not.

Best of luck,
Larry

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livinginnky | Joined: September 8, 2007 08:31 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

If she never transferred ownership to herself, then she doesn't own it.

If she doesn't own it she cannot sell it to you.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Thank you all for your help. I will go to a title company. I think that is my only resort.

Thanks again.
Ann

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jenkin7 | Joined: June 4, 2007 11:02 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hello Ann,

It is good that you got some suggestions from this community. I hope you will get some help from the title company.

Feel free to ask the community if you have any further query.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I need to apply for a lost Texas mobile home title. I have the owners name, address, the model, serial number, year, all of the above on the mobile home. My customer is moving it from TX to Arkansas. My email where I work is: "fwilliams@centurybank.com"

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Niicss | Joined: October 3, 2005 11:54 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Williams.

Has your customer paid you off the loan? If not is he not paying you the mortgage payments?

By the way as far as I know, lenders sanction for [url=http://www.mortgagefit.com/mobile-homeloan.html]mobile home loans[/url] if the mobile home has a permanent foundation and the mobile home should be fixed to the ground? So how is he moving it from TX to Arkansas?

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi. My parents passed away and left me a mobile home in Pennsylvania. I live in New Jersey. I cannot find the tittle. I went tag and tittle in Pennsylvania and they found my fathers information to be archived. I paid a fee to get the information released from archive and still I have no title. I have the vin number and am at a loss. How do I get a duplicate tittle?

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savior70 | Joined: March 25, 2009 05:14 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi

You ought to contact the Dept. of Motor Vehicles to get a duplicate title for the mobile home. You'll be required to fill out a particular form to request them to issue a duplicate title. You may also be required to provide certain documents in support of your owenrship.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Here is the publication that covers titling of the unit in the event that the owner is deceased
mv-39

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hello, My parents have a mobile home on a peice of property that we own outright. The Mortgage company that gave them the loan for the Mobile home forclosed on it but never came to reposses it. It has been several years since that has happenend and now we want to sell the land itself but the mobile home is still on the property. Iwent to the mortgage company and asked them to pick it up but they told me they had nothing more to do with it. Can I still sell the property with the mobile home on it?

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savior70 | Joined: March 25, 2009 05:14 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi,

Do you still hold the title to the property? Have you checked with the land records or the DMV if your mobile still has got the mortgage lien on it? If the mortgage company is no longer interested in repossessing the home, can they release the lien from the property?

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

go to the tax peaple. The name is on the statement. Also is public record. The county Auditor has that info. Your address & lot location should be all you need.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

where is my title

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savior70 | Joined: March 25, 2009 05:14 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi,

Can you elaborate on the situation? Have you lost the title to your mobile home? Is your mobile home set on a permanent foundation and treated as a real estate property? Then you need to contact your local land record's office. If it does not have a permanent foundation, you will have to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

dale, if you don't know, we don't either. if you have a loan that is secured by the home, then your lender will have the title. if you have paid off your loan and haven't received the title back, then your lender probably still has it and you need to fuss at them to get it back. as savior noted, you can certainly contact the motor vehicle department to get an inkling of its whereabouts, also.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I have a similar situation. I live on a large piece of property that is owned by one man. He bought the land with some mobile homes ON the land. I don't know if there was individual signed papers that went with these mobiles homes when the land was sold to him, but these homes have been out here long before the owner bought the land. Anyway, The owner (my boss) is giving me one of them and I want to make it official. Where is the serial/VIN number so I can run it by whatever legal department to get a paper for my boss to sign over?

There is no lien on it. It's a 70's-80's home that I intent to work on, but just need to know the process of moving it from whoever's name is on this home to my own name. HELP (aussiebay88@gmail.com)

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jenkin7 | Joined: June 4, 2007 11:02 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Tracer,

The person who put the mobile home on the property can provide you with the VIN number. But that does not seem like a possibility, right? I think you can go to your local motor vehicle office and check the title history of the mobile home. You may get some information about who the actual owner is and other related details about the mobile home. If the current owner (your boss) does not have a legal title to the home, he cannot sell or transfer it to you. However, since the home has been there on the property for a long time and none has ever claimed its ownership, he can get the title through adverse possession. But you need to consult an attorney to find out if any such option is available in your situation.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

bought from family cant find title

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savior70 | Joined: March 25, 2009 05:14 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Mark,

Who holds the property title at present? Who transferred the ownership to you? Does he/she hold the title to the property? In case he/she has the title in his/her name, you can ask him/her to transfer it to you through a quit claim deed. In case, the title is lost, you can contact the local office of the Department of Motor Vehicle and get a new title issued in your name.

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

savior, the vast majority of mobile homes are treated as personal property, and a quit claim deed isn't going to be the method of choice for the most part, when transferring title.

motor vehicle departments are the most likely source for information concerning a mobile home title.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I lost the title to my mobile home what can I do to get another

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jenkin7 | Joined: June 4, 2007 11:02 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Fefe,

If you have lost the title to your mobile home, you should contact the local office of the Department of Motor Vehicles. They should be able to guide you as to what forms you need to fill out, what fees to pay, etc. to get a new title issued in your name.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I'm thinking about buying a handyman special mobile home, but the owner says they never had a title. So i was wondering if there was any way that we could apply for a new title, kinda like when you buy an old car with no title?? any help in this would be great.. $500 is all they want so it could go fast, I would like to take it if there is a way that I can have a title.

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jenkin7 | Joined: June 4, 2007 11:02 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi chris,

Your query has been discussed on the following page:
http://www.mortgagefit.com/know-how/mobilehomelien-1.html#151898 .

Hope, it helps you. However, if you have further queries, feel free to ask.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

my parents both passed,and left older roycraft mobile home.the title was never found.checked dmv,said no title in either parents name.the only thing i can think of is they left it in the sellers name.it has a round plate on the side telling about the heating,pluming,and electrical.then a registration #.but dmv said thats not it.its a 63 or 64.its been here since then my parents bought it new.i have been her 30 years.i need the title to get help with a furnace.i am disabled.please help me.

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jenkin7 | Joined: June 4, 2007 11:02 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi brenda,

Since you have been using this home as your primary residence, you do have certain rights to the property. In case of real estate properties, you can claim adverse possession rights to the property if you have been using it for a long time. I'm not sure if adverse possession rights apply to a mobile home. But you should be able to get the title to this property in your name, given the fact that you used this property for such a long time. Contact the DMV and ask them if you need to fill out any specific form to get the title in your name. Also, try and provide them with proof that you have been living here for about 30 years and have been making the property tax payments, etc.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I have the name of the previous owers and all the need info. on the mobile home what do i need to do to get a duplicate title, if i have lost my?

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jenkin7 | Joined: June 4, 2007 11:02 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Berlinda,

You need to get in touch with the local office of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to get a new title issued in your name. You need to provide some proof of your ownership in order to put your name on the title.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

TITE # BO117251

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jameshogg | Joined: December 20, 2005 02:58 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi JOHN,

You need to contact the county recorder's office in order to get a duplicate title for your property. If it's a mobile home, then you'll have to contact the DMV.

Thanks

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

need to file for lost title

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

the only thing is the title is in my parents name but i made the payments and lived in the home

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

lady has not seen ex-husband for a year.Husbands name on title of mobile.Lady wants to sell mobile,how can she do that without his signiture?

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sara | Joined: July 5, 2006 03:16 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi angela,

Your parents will have to sign a quit claim deed and transfer the property to you. Once they sign the deed, you would become the owner of the property.

To melody,

It will be difficult for the lady to sell the mobile home without her ex-husband's signature. I would suggest the lady to contact a real estate attorney and take his opinion in this matter.

Take care.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I have been living in a mobile and am going to buy this and property together from him. He purchased it from someonelse with it on the acre as one thing altogether that wasn't ever transferred Well he didn't have the title and we found it had a lein on it then we contacted the bank and it was paid off 10 years ago so it is getting released, then can he file for a lost assigned title since he purchased it from the second party and it be in his name then sign it over to me?

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Niicss | Joined: October 3, 2005 11:54 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

The party transferring the property to you will have to sign a quit claim deed and transfer the ownership of the property to you legally. This will make you the owner of the property and you would be able to record the deed at the county recorder's office.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I AM WANTING TO BUY A DOUBLEWIDE ON A PEICE OF LAND THRU FANNY MAY. SOMONE ELSE PUT A OFFER ON THE PROPERTY AND BACKED OUT BECAUSE THE COMPANY COULDNT FIND A TITLE FOR THE MOBILE HOME. I WAS TOLD THAT I COULD PURCHASE THE LAND WITH THE MOBLE HOME WITHOUT THE TITLE BUT WITHOUT A TITLE SOMEONE COULD POSSIBLY IN THE FUTURE CLAIM THE DOUBLEWIDE AND TAKE IT FROM US I WAS ALSO TOLD I COULD PAY A LAWER TO GET THE TITLE

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome Angie,

Your query has been replied to in the given page:
http://www.mortgagefit.com/propertytransfer/seller-title.html

Take a look at it. I hope it will definitely help you.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

We purchased a piece of property on which there is a double wide home. This home is permanently attached to a foundation. We wish to sell the home, do not have a title or a vin #. There is nothing inside or out of this trailer with the vin # and therefore cannot obtain title. There is also no information on the manufacturer. Any ideas?

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Niicss | Joined: October 3, 2005 11:54 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

As far as I know, you need to fill out the Form HSMV 82101 - Application for Duplicate or Lost in Transit/Reassignment for a Motor Vehicle, Mobile Home or Vessel Title Certificate in order to get the duplicate title for your mobile home.

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Tracy, if you're selling a property that is permanently affixed to a foundation, that's a house, for all intents and purposes. Check with your realtor if you have one, or your lawyer if you have one, and be certain as to the status of the home. If it's now considered real estate, you wouldn't have to worry about a VIN number, as it isn't really a vehicle.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I bought a double wide from a trailor place and they gave me a copy of bill of sale and a copy of the mso and i can't get title or insursance how do i go about getting this.

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smith.sussane | Joined: September 18, 2008 09:57 pm | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Hi Lea!

Welcome to forums!

The seller of the property will be able to give the title to the mobile home. Once you get the deed, you'll have to record it with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Once you've the title of the property, you'll be able to get an insurance for the property.

Feel free to ask if you've further queries.

Sussane

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

the state claims they do not keep mobile home titles past 10 yrs. has anyone heard of this before state of ill. (go figure!)

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adonis | Joined: October 22, 2005 05:04 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

Welcome cutrell,

I haven't heard of any such rule which states that the DMV does not keep record of the mobile home titles past 10 years. I would suggest you to get in touch with an attorney regarding this issue and he will guide you as to how you can get a duplicate title for your property.

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gmakerley | Joined: November 9, 2007 07:36 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

I'd investigate further with the state before seeking legal counsel. It's cheaper by far, for one thing, and I agree that it doesn't sound quite correct that the records wouldn't go back more than 10 years.

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Anonymous | Joined: June 8, 2004 01:06 am | Posts: 0 | Location: New Jersey | 00 Dollars($)

We purchased a mobile home and we have the title but its still in the

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