Mobile homes are revolutionizing the real estate market in the last decades.
A mobile home is a house that can be easily transported, because it is equipped with a chassis, wheels and a drawbar.
Would you like to be able to take your little house on wheels from one place to another?
With mobile homes you can do it. It is a 100% mobile element, which can be transported without the need to disassemble it first, and it is not necessary to fix it to the ground by any element. Therefore, you don’t have to do any work to install it.
Because it can be simply moved, this kind of house has all the characteristics to be a “movable good”, regulated in Art. 335 of the Civil Code (“all those that can be transported from one point to another without detriment to the immovable thing to which they are attached”).
The UNE-EN 1647 standard, which regulates recreational habitable vehicles and mobile residences, defines the latter as “a transportable recreational habitable vehicle, which does not meet the construction and use requirements of road vehicles, which retains its means of mobility and which is intended for occasional or seasonal occupation”.
In this sense, these homes are revolutionizing the real estate market, since they have innumerable qualities, such as maintaining a high residual value, a competitive price, and not being considered real estate, which provides legal benefits with respect to conventional homes that are not mobile.
Mobile homes are identified with a chassis number and a license plate number, which is usually reflected both in the documentation accompanying the home and on a plate located next to the entrance door.
What are the differences between a mobile home and a prefabricated house?
Usually, the concepts of “prefabricated house” and “mobile home” are confused with each other. Both constructions share some common characteristics, but there are also many differences.
Total mobility in mobile homes vs. prefabricated homes
First of all, mobile homes, such as those published in Mundovan, are completely mobile.That is to say, they are a type of industrialized, self-supporting and monobloc housing, equipped with a galvanized steel chassis that incorporates a reversible drawbar and pneumatic wheels. With all this, they are 100% easily transportable.
Also, according to their manufacturing and installation criteria, they do not need to be fastened or anchored to the ground, nor do they require foundations or any kind of civil works.
What does this mean? Well, these homes do not need a building permit!
Although, it is advisable to consult the City Council of the place where your house will be located, in case there is any additional requirement.
Prefabricated houses, on the other hand, are fixed constructions, anchored to the ground, that need a previous foundation as well as a license for their construction and location.
In contrast to mobile homes, they must comply with the requirements of the Law of Building Ordinance (LOE) and the Technical Building Code (CTE). In other words, they need the same permits and licenses required for a conventional home, including the building permit.
This kind of houses can only be located on developable land, although it always depends on the urban planning regulations of each municipality.