Frequently Asked Questions
Want to find out more about buying a residential park home or luxury holiday lodge? Find out everything you need to know below.
The homes are bought directly from the park of your choice. You do not need to employ a solicitor to buy a park home as conveyancing occurs since you are not purchasing the land that the home is sited on. You have the right to remain in the park with your home indefinitely.
All of our park homes are built to British Standard 3632 for residential purposes. Residents will get protection under the 2013 Mobile Homes Act Agreement, which is the legal agreement issued at the point of sale: this agreement is made between the park owner and the resident. This gives residents complete security of tenure, and they will be able to live in the home on the park for as long as they wish. The only stipulation is that residents comply with the park rules and pitch fees are paid when due.
When living on park, you will be charged a pitch fee. This includes ground rent, upkeep of communal areas, security and any on park facilities as documented within your Mobile Homes Act Agreement. This charge is similar to the maintenance charge normally associated with apartments and serviced accommodation.
Our Residential Park Homes are located on one of our residential parks which are exclusively for those ages 45 & over. Our luxury holiday lodges are located on one of our holiday parks, which allow for an additional/second home purchase. They are not permitted to be a permanent address of residency.
Absolutely, we love to see children and grandchildren when they come to visit family and friends who live in the park, however the park is not allowed to be a child’s permanent address of residency.
We have lots of residents and holiday homeowners with pets; each park has its own terms and conditions, so you may wish to check each specific park. As a general rule, a maximum of two dogs are allowed per home. All pets should be well behaved and of course not a nuisance to other residents, visitors or pets on the park.
Downsizing from a family home to a park home is easier than you think. Park Homes are more cost-effective, with energy and water bills typically being less. This will also allow you to release any equity tied up in your family home ready for you to spend on the family or that long-awaited trip of a lifetime. Each of our modern bungalows come fully furnished with all new integrated appliances. We have partnered up with some of Europe’s industry-leading manufacturers to bring you high standard bespoke design homes, with your every requirement addressed.
Our residential park homes are exclusively for those aged over 45 and often retired, or semi-retired residents. Lending themselves as private sociable communities. Each park offers its own set of amenities, including beautifully landscaped gardens.
When a park home is sold privately on the park, the park operator is entitled to charge a commission based on the home’s sale value. The commission is up to 10% of the sale price; the exact percentage will be documented in the owner’s Mobile Home Act Agreement. This commission is not the same as any estate agent fees. The commission relates to the land value and the potential increase in the home’s value brought about by an increase in land value and standard of the park. The park operator uses this commission to maintain and improve the park infrastructure, which adds value to the homes sited on the park.
There is a procedure to follow when selling your park home and the Government have produced several park home fact sheets to assist residents. You can find further information and copies of the fact sheets available by following this link: UK Government Park Home Fact Sheets and Guidance
Yes, park homes can be passed on in a will. Consideration must be given if you leave your park home to someone who is not currently a resident on the park before the new owner can occupy the home, they must comply with the park’s rules. This is of particular importance should the park have a minimum age restriction on its prospective residents. The heirs can always sell the home if they wish.
A range of flexible options are available on all of our new park homes, from our unique 100% market value part exchange promise and equity release to our convenient assisted move scheme.
Talk to our adviser team, and they will look at your personal circumstances and help find a solution to any concerns or issues you may have. All you have to do is call 0800 150 3333 and speak to a member of our team to see how we can assist you.
A new park home is likely to need little to no maintenance during the first 10 years, other than external painting every 3 – 4 years. As with all properties, the guttering should be checked and cleaned regularly but other than personal changes, maintenance on a park home is extremely low.
If you have any more questions about our products and services, please get in touch with our team will be more than happy to help.