A tie down inspection is just an inspection of the ties and there attatchments only, usualy required by insurance companies and banks.
The tiedown system (and a variation of it in sciesmic areas) is designed to resist the home being either blown of or shaken of its peirs.
These inspections check the tie down system for:
- That they are installed
- That the straps are tight
- That they are not damaged or rusted
- That they are properly connected to the homes frame
- That they are properly connected to the foundation or ground anchors
- That the anchors or footings area undamaged
- The condition of the piers
The “Real property” issue varries down here from state to state, in most states just the presence of tie downs would not by itself be enough to get a home a deeded title.
The most usual criteria for a deed is
- Must be on deeded land (not a leased park)
- Must have its tongue and axels removed
- Must be on a perminent foundation
- Normally must have a block perimiter wall or similar under the unit
In most areas the home and its installation are covered by the state DMV or in some cases the state fire marchals office, and the unit is titled just like a vehicle is (personal property).
I have no idea how Canada handles this issue or what criteria is used to allow deeding of a manufactured home.
Here is the link to the BC regulations: