HUD’s Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) just released a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document in response to questions about changes to the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (the HUD Code) that go into effect on July 12, 2021. In its announcement, OMHP stressed the statements in response to the questions are not intended to provide specific HUD guidance or direction related to compliance with the HUD Code
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MODULAR LICENSING Modular Manufacturer licenses are issued by the SC Building Code Council. Modular homes can be installed by a Residential Builder or General Contractor. Here is information on obtaining those licenses. General Contractor License Application Residential Builder License Application A Certificate of Authorization (COA) allows a Residential Builder to operate an additional location Certificate […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the federal eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. The order was originally set to expire on March 31, 2021. The CDC also modified the order to include a statement of intent, changes to the applicability section, a new section concerning the declaration forms and new information about the pandemic.
Selling a Modular Display Model Built to the Previous Building Code South Carolina law outlines a way for display centers to sell homes built to an earlier building code. The display model must: Have a valid modular home label issued by the state; Meet the appropriate wind and seismic requirements in effect when the label […]
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published guidelines they say will make it easier to understand what type of proof property owners can require from renters showing they own a legitimate service animal. In some cases service animals are exempt from no-pets policies. The directive spells out the difference between assistance […]
Many of today’s manufactured home are virtually identical to site-built homes. Lenders offer loans for this type of manufactured home with the same rates as site-built loans. Manufactured home lenders can provide the loans through Fannie Mae’s MH Advantage program and Freddie Mac’s CHOICEHome program.
South Carolina’s sales tax laws are designed to encourage consumers to buy energy efficient manufactured homes. Consumers often win three ways: less sales tax, lower energy usage and, in some cases, power company incentives.
One attractive incentive involves Energy Star homes. These houses feature highly-effective insulation and high-performance windows, with tight construction but also energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment.
The SC General Assembly approved new regulations for the SC Manufactured Housing Board in May, 2019. The regulations add more detail and specifics to the provisions in the SC Code of Laws dealing with manufactured housing. A major section of the regulations deals with installation.
This booklet contains two main documents:State laws in the manufactured housing chapter in the SC Code of Laws,Regulations issued by the SC Manufactured Housing Board. View South Carolina Manufactured Housing Laws and Regulations Back to Laws, Facts & Forms
SC DOT has specific guidelines for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles or loads (OSOW) which pertain to manufactured and modular homes. For restrictions, guidelines and more information about these guidelines, please read the document below. View Guidelines for Movement of Oversize and Overweight Vehicles (OSOW) Back to Laws, Facts & Forms