There are a few different ways to dispose of a mobile home, and each has its benefits. The best disposal method depends on your specific needs and circumstances like the house’s location, condition, budget, etc.
Here are the 5 ways to get rid of an abandoned mobile homes in South Carolina.
1. Removal Services
Mobile home removal can involve a range of services, including an excavator, labor, transportation, and disposal. It’s quite a long process, and we have a quick list of the procedures below.
- Ask for an estimate(s) from your desired contractor(s)
- Go with someone qualified to do the work
- Secure the appropriate and necessary permits
- Knock down the decks, stairs, and porch roofs
- Remove the skirt, disconnect the utilities, and release the underground ties
- The house has to be moved by lifting it onto a flatbed trailer
- The trailer then transports the abandoned mobile home to its intended destination
- Finally, the home is relocated to its new site and plugged in
- Sometimes, the manufactured home has to be divided into two parts for transportation
If you wish to relocate your home, you will need to obtain the correct permits to make sure that it meets all applicable regulations. You must take care of any necessary paperwork and make sure the house is in good condition for transport.
The cost of moving a mobile home – in South Carolina – within 100 miles ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. For every additional 100 miles, the cost would be anywhere from $6 to $15.
Once you ensure that the house is ready to be moved, it only takes as little time as it takes to reach the destination multiplied by five times to get the right time estimate.
Keep in mind that every factor here varies depending on the condition of the house, the destination, and other aspects. And your mobile house will be priced and timed differently from other homes.
2. Mobile Home Demolishing Services
Mobile home demolition is the easiest and most affordable way to get rid of a manufactured home. In South Carolina, it costs an average of $2,000-$6,000 to demolish an abandoned mobile home.
Several things will affect this price. They include:
- Your location
- Home’s weight and the items inside it
- Your mobile home’s size
- The home’s functionality
Like a shingle roof on a mobile home will require extra labor and increase disposal costs. Moreover, it will also cost more if your mobile home is cluttered with belongings.
3. Sell Your Abandoned Mobile Home
There are several ways to sell your home, but finding a buyer is usually the easiest option. The buyer will take care of the rest once you’ve found them.
Check out these places if you’re looking to sell your home:
- Local Realtor
- Manufactured Selling Solutions
There’s no definitive answer as to how long it will take to sell your property. Depending on your local market, it could take a few weeks to several months to find a buyer for your home.
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4. Contact Local Fire Departments to Use For A Training Exercise to Burn Down The Mobile Home
Many local fire departments offer a tax incentive if you’re able to use your mobile home as a burn site. So, check out if your local fire department is interested in using your manufactured home as a display for public education events.
Ask them about the tax break beforehand if they have the option to do so.
Upon agreeing, your local fire department visits your property and deliberately sets fire to your abandoned manufactured home as a controlled burn exercise.
Donating your home to your local fire department can help protect your community and its inhabitants in the event of a fire.
There are more benefits you can get from donating a manufactured home:
- You get to save money by avoiding the need for demolition
- Make your house more valuable
- Receive a tax benefit
5. Donate To A Charity
Donating an abandoned mobile home to charity is an incredibly generous thing to do. You won’t be rewarded for your contribution, but at year-end, you can get a tax write-off in return. In addition to providing proof of the donation, you must get an appraisal from a qualified appraiser for any donations worth more than $500 to the IRS.
- Clear any outstanding payments on your home, for instance through mortgages, liens, or back taxes. Because, if it is not in good standing, you cannot donate the item to charity
- Determine the model of the home and the year it was made. There should be a Data Plate in the kitchen cabinet, bedroom closet, or electrical panel for added security
- Have the home evaluated by a licensed appraiser
- Address any necessary repairs
- Arrange for the charity – by transferring the title – to receive the mobile home in South Carolina and have it transported to the designated site
- Get a receipt for your donation from the charity
- Obtain a receipt for the donation from the charity. The information on the receipt will be necessary to claim the tax deduction on your income taxes
With the right company / contractor, disposal can be easy and convenient – regardless of your home’s age or condition. Some companies provide a free removal service if the materials from your abandoned mobile home are recyclable.