how to buy a static caravan

How to buy a static caravan?

If you are finally thinking of entering into the world of holiday home ownership in the UK then good for you! There are literally thousands of singles, couples and families which get a great benefit from having a static caravan to get away to at times to suit them! Compared with other properties buying a static caravan is fairly easy and a journey which can be enjoyed. The park representative are usually friendly and honest and willing to present you with all the information you need to make an informed decision. When considering how to buy a static caravan you may have a few questions to help you understand the process.

This helpful guide will ensure you get all your ducks in a row when deciding how to buy a static caravan in the UK.

How to buy a static caravan in the UK

With so many static caravans available to buy in the UK, the best place to start your ownership journey is the location. In terms of getting your ducks in a row, the location is of utmost importance, after all, this is the place you will enjoy for days out with the family and exciting adventures. The UK boasts some of the finest holiday spots in the world so you’ll have no trouble at all finding your own special getaway place.

Do all static caravan parks offer holiday home ownership?

When asking how to buy a caravan you may be wondering which parks offer them for sale. Whilst there are hundreds of parks in the UK offering holiday home ownership it can sometimes be a task finding the right one for you! If you are struggling why not use our free holiday home finder service which shares your enquiry with ownership parks matching your criteria so they can send you info on how to buy and site fee information.

How to choose the right park?

When deciding on a holiday park for to own on you need to consider if you would like a quiet and peaceful holiday park or perhaps a big and lively family park. You may want to sublet your static caravan to bring in some income and even make sure the park is pet friendly. Luckily, we have grouped these parks to help you browse holiday parks to suit your needs.

Subletting holiday parks

Pet friendly holiday parks

Family friendly holiday parks

Quiet and peaceful holiday parks

Once you have made a shortlist of holiday parks offering static caravans for sale, the next step is to make an appointment to pop and have a look. During your visit someone will show you around and answer all your questions regarding buying a static caravan on their park. Once you decide on a holiday park to suit your needs, you will be in a position to start looking at static caravans which suit your budget and requirements.

Where are static caravans made?

Static caravans are manufactured right here in the UK and you will have the choice from many reputable static caravan manufacturers. Although certain materials may be sourced from different countries the fact the UK builds such stunning static caravans is a great testament to British manufacturing.

Household names such as Willerby, ABI, Atlas & Pemberton, Carnaby design and build static caravans which just get better every year! Most manufacturers are base in the Yorkshire area and transported around the UK to various holiday parks.

Choosing a static caravan to buy

Holiday parks source and secure a range of static caravans for customers to buy and site on their park. When wondering how to buy a static caravan you may have seen, we would advise you to discuss with the park as they may be able to ship in for you. In reality there isn’t a bad static caravan on the market with all having coming of a high standard with warranty. When choosing a static caravan to own yourself we recommend to view a few different models to find one that suits. You will be amazed at the quality of static caravans in 2021 with all the mod cons you could possibly need to enjoy a holiday home away at a location you enjoy. Whether you are looking to buy a 2 bedroom or 3-bedroom static caravan, the choice is yours.

There are numerous finance options when looking to purchase a static caravan on site which includes the following

On park finance – The static caravan site may have finance partnerships set up so they will be able to quote finance and arrange this for you.

Personal loan – If the amount you need is small you may be able to acquire a personal loan to finance your static caravan purchase

Equity release – If you have equity in your property then it may pay to look at equity release. There are many companies offering this option which is becoming more popular.

Asset finance – Your static caravan will be a valuable asset which you may be able to borrow against. There are certain companies in the UK which offer asset finance as a way to fund your purchase. Check our Arkle finance to discover more.

Which position would you like on site?

Once you have decided on the static caravan you would like to buy, the next step is deciding on the position. It could be the static caravan is already on a great position so makes sense to leave it there. However, if you have the choice, you should consider the following:

  • Distance from facilities
  • Parking
  • Where the sun will be on the plot
  • Peaceful spot
  • Neighbors
  • Premium fee for the plot

Once you decide on a position the park will site and connect the static caravan for you to enjoy.

How to buy a static caravan once decided?

If you wondering how to buy a static caravan once you have decided on all of the above then the answer is very easy. The holiday park will complete all paperwork for you on site and ensure you have everything you need to complete the sale. If you are taking out a finance plan then you may have additional paperwork to complete on the premises. With this kind of purchase there is no need to conveyancing or solicitor fees to complete the sale. The park will give you an indication of when your static caravan will be fully sited and ready to use.

Get your ducks in a row!

When wondering how to buy a static caravan it is important to get all your ducks in a row! In simple terms the following steps a typical customer may take when purchasing a static caravan in the UK.

  1. Decide to buy a static caravan
  2. Find a location in the UK
  3. Choose a holiday park to suit your requirements
  4. Ensure you can afford static caravan site fees
  5. Choose a static caravan to suit your requirements & budget
  6. Decide on a position the park will site your caravan
  7. Complete the purchase
  8. Move in and enjoy holiday home ownership
Selling your static caravan

There may come a times when you decide to sell static caravan. In this case the park may be able to buy it back from you at a trade price or you may be able to sell privately on the site. Although static caravans can depreciate over time, we have noticed values holding very well as more people decide to stay in the UK for holidays. Here at Parklink we can help you sell static caravan by advertising to thousands of potential buyers per month – Simply visit our private seller section found on our homepage.

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