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Buyers' Guide

  What costs are involved in purchasing and owning a Park Home?  Modern Park Homes (sometimes known as mobile homes or residential caravans) are low-maintenance and energy efficient. Many costs will compare favourably with traditional housing. While some things are similar to...

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What is a park home?

Park Homes are detached bungalow-style homes, usually set in a private estate, where they're located on plots known as 'pitches'.  In law, they are known as 'mobile homes' and are covered by their own legislation - the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended by the Housing Act 2004 (in...

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Owning a Park Home

Things you should know about owning a Park Home:  Most homes are connected to mains water and electricity and usually gas, too. For water, electricity and gas (but not LPG supplies), the regulators (e.g. OFWAT) ensure that the Park owner must "pass through" the cost of supply. So he/she...

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Legal Process

What Is The Legal Process For Buying A Park Home?  If you are buying a Park Home on a residential Park, the first step is to check the site licence to ensure that the Park is licensed for residential mobile home use. Holiday Parks do not offer the same legal protection as residential...

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10 Year Gold Shield

Free 10 year structural warranty on new Park Homes  Available to all Allens Caravans Residential Parks, the ten year warranty covers against inherent defects in the load bearing structure.  Started in 1987, Gold Shield has covered over 12,000 Park Homes. The scheme was extensively...

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How to pay for your Park Home.  There are two situations that may occur whilst buying a Park Home: When buying a Park Home you are downsizing your property, and hence the buying price is below the selling price for your Bricks & Mortar home, thus releasing capital as well as...

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Insurance for a Park Home is arranged for Buildings/Structure and Contents, in a similar fashion as bricks and mortar insurance. However Park Homes insurance should be taken out with a specialist insurer such as  Jardine Lloyd Thompson  or  K.Drewes , as they will have a firm...

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Pitch Fees

On all our residential parks, there are yearly pitch fees for the owners of park homes to pay. This is due as a monthly payment and forms part of the agreement made when a park home is bought. The payment is then reinvested into the general upkeep of the park and its facilities. This payment...

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