What is considered as a permanent structure?

UPDATED: Nov 8, 2011

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What is considered as a permanent structure?

I purchased land with modular buildings installed and connected together with adjoining walls and one main roof. Land owner states that I am violating contract on purchase of land because he says that my house is not a permanent structure. The house sits on concrete blocks anchored into the ground. It also has underpinning. It would have to be deconstructed to be moved. Is it or is it not a permanent structure?

Asked on November 8, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Arkansas


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

A permanent structure on real property is a structure that is placed on the land for the foreseeable future that is affixed to the ground. Typical permanent structures are barns, garages, homes, in ground swimming pools and the like.

If the home that you write about is anchored to the ground and cannot be readily moved, then it is a permanent structure regardless if it is a mobile home or a modular home.

It sounds that the structure you are writing about is a permanent structure. If the landowner is going to continue to give you problems, perhaps you might want to consult with a real estate attorney. Good luck.

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