Step By Step Purchasing Guide
There are three ways to purchase a park home.
1. Purchasing a home already sited on the park.
2. Purchasing a bespoke home, designed and built to your own specification.
3. Purchasing a previously occupied home from the outgoing resident.
Meet the park owner or manager to discuss your purchase and ask them for a copy of their Written Statement under the Mobile Homes Act 2013 and also a copy of their Park Rules. Park owners are now legally obliged to offer you a copy of the Written Statement and a copy of the Park Rules at least 28 days prior to the sale, to allow you time to consult with a solicitor should you wish to. This legislation doesn't yet cover a private vendor and so the onus will be on you to request one if you are purchasing privately.
At this point you should also ask for sight of the park's Site Licence issued by the Local Council. Legislation requires that the Site Licence is on permanent public view. If you cannot see the words 'residential use' on the Site Licence, then it is extremely likely that you are on a holiday park and will not be able to use this as your permanent home, even though it may have a 12 month licence. Please see our article on the Misuse of Holiday Homes on our sister holiday lodge website.