Madison, WI asked in Real Estate Law for Wisconsin

Q: Can you separate ownership of house and land with deed and title documents? Is there another process?

Wisconsin lot with home.

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Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton
  • Eau Claire, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: In Wisconsin, any permanent structure on the land is included with the deed to the ground beneath it. The only exceptions I know of are mobile homes, where a separate title may be issued for the mobile home by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. It depends on whether the mobile home is still mobile, or was permanently attached to the ground, or in the words of the statutes whether the owner intended "to make the manufactured home a fixture to land in which the owner of the manufactured home has an ownership or leasehold interest subject to ch. 706" whether or not the mobile home will be included with the deed to the property. But in general, all permanent dwellings, are attached and included with the deed to the land beneath them. If this question is regarding a mobile home the Department of Safety and Professional Services has a useful page with information regarding titling here

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