If the potential buyer of the land that I'm selling verbally stated no interest in the manufactured home on the property, can I reserve the right to that home and it's demolition and salvage parts?
Question Details: They stated no intention to remodel or improve the home upon purchase of the. In fact, the buyer stated that they would tear down/demolish/burn the home in the process of clearing and cleaning up the acre and a half of land. They offered the lowest price value of the land in an area not suited for living - no driveway, septic or electric or sewage set up.
You can reserve that right if 1) you don't have a signed contract yet (if you do, you are limited to the terms in the contract and cannot add to or change them without the buyer's agreement); and 2) the buyer agrees to this--since normally the manufactured home goes with the land sale, in the standard transaction and contract, it would be theirs, to do with as they see fit. They'd have to specifically agree to a change in the normal contract to let you do this. But you can propose it to them, and if the agree, put it into the contract; if put into the contract, it will be legal and enforceable.
There is nothing illegal about what you propose; it just depends on the two sides coming to an agreement.