A park home is a home that is not physically built into the ground; therefore, although it is a home in every other sense of the word, there are some differences regarding legal rights and regulations. There are also different types of site where park homes can be located, some with the right to have permanent housing and others only holiday housing. If you are looking to invest in a park home, it is always worth doing your homework and checking in advance.

Holiday or residential

Anyone wishing to buy a park home for holidays may decide at a later date that they wish to live there permanently, in which case finding out that this is not possible or that they can only live there for certain periods of the year will be disappointing. Always check to see whether an application will need to be made to change the status from holiday home to residential home. It is also advisable to look at the legalities involved, as The Caravan Sites Act 1968, The Mobile Homes Act 1983 and The Mobile Homes Act 2013 state that occupiers do not have the same legal rights as permanent residential sites.

Many park home sites are situated near the coast. With all the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many people are considering staying in the UK for their holidays this year. An article in the Express listed the top ten beaches in the UK.

Regulations and authorities

Make sure that the home you are buying is on a protected site and check the pitch agreement before you commit. Park homes Gloucester providers such as http://www.parkhomelife.com/ offer helpful guides and advice. Investing in independent legal advice is also a good idea and will give you peace of mind before parting with any money.

Other considerations include which services are offered on the site. Some will offer basic maintenance but have certain requirements, such as annual fee increases and keeping the garden and surrounding area in a respectable state of repair.

If you own a park home, you can now sell it on the open market; however, check the contract, as some park site owners are legally entitled to a certain percentage of the commission made on the sale. If buying a secondhand park home, pay for a surveyor to check it first to avoid any unforeseen costs.