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Introduction to park homes

Park Home is the commonly used term for a mobile home (caravan) on a protected...

Buying or gifting a park home

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Selling a park home

See also the flow chart The process of selling a mobile home (PDF). This guide is...

Local authorities’ fees policies

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How does living in a park home differ from a traditional home?

Living in a park home is similar to living a tradition home; however, there are a number of subtle differences between mobile homes and brick-and-mortar properties.

For example, most park homes have a smaller footprint than a brick-and-mortar property, which means that most people downsize when they move from a traditional home. In addition, most lenders do not offer mortgages on a park home. This means that, unless you are a cash buyer, you will have to look for an alternative form of financing.

In a number of other ways, park homes and conventional homes are very similar. For instance, park homes often have similarities to bungalows both inside and out. In addition to this, park homes can also be built with most of the amenities of a traditional house, such as a garage or garden.

So, although the legal and financial aspects of owning a park home are quite different from having a bricks-and-mortar property, there aren’t many differences when it comes to the practicalities of living in one.

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WARNING ADVICE TO RESIDENTS

You DO NOT NEED to sign a new pitch agreement if your site owner changes. Your existing terms and conditions will stay the same if the site is sold.

If you are asked to sign a new agreement get advice from LEASE or a solicitor before doing so.