I am putting this out there before I start looking ( I like to read feedback). I inspected a doublewide manufactured home on a concrete slab. The home is resting on blocks (from memory 2high) has a plywood w/stone veneer skirt. When I crawled under the one thing I did not see are the straps like anchored to the slab. The home was just sitting on the blocks. Are the straps a requirement or a preference? When I asked the owner they said what is down there is how it was put in.
It is required to be properly anchored … and, depending upon how the purchase is financed, a licensed engineer’s certification that the unit is properly anchored will be a required document at closing.
This is a good course on the subject.
“How to Inspect Manufactured and Mobile Homes”
About 5 years ago when I was in NY I took the NY state manufactured home installer and inspection course. It was worth every minute of the 2 day course and 250.00 fee. It is a very intensive and to the point course that covers all the issues that are unique to manufactured homes. I would highly recommend it to you .
And yes, they need to be anchored.