The use of land alone is not a household cost. Thus, if an individual receives land
or the use of land without charge, this does not result in outside ISM. Similarly,
third party vendor payments of real property tax, rent or mortgage on land alone do
not cause an individual to receive ISM in the form of shelter.
A trailer space rental fee which is for space alone is not a household operating expense for purposes of determining inside ISM, nor is
it outside ISM if someone outside the household pays the fee. However, if the fee
is not for use of land alone, that part of the fee which is for water, sewer, etc., is part
of the household costs for purposes of determining inside and outside ISM.
EXAMPLE: James Smith, an eligible individual, lives alone in a house trailer that he owns.
The trailer is situated on the property of his brother, Bill. James pays no rent for
the use of the land. Bill provides water and electricity free of charge. The free
use of the land results in no ISM to James. However, James is charged with outside
ISM based on the CMV of the water and electricity.
NOTE: The use of land without charge may result from the individual holding an easement,
a life estate, or a similar arrangement. If so, resource development of the arrangement
may be necessary. (See SI 01140.110 and SI 01130.100.)