The Questions people ask when looking for static caravans for sale!
Are you looking for static caravans for sale?
Like most people, you probably have quite a few questions regarding holiday home ownership in the UK. Here at Parklink it’s our mission to help you get the information you need to make an informed decision. So start your search for static caravans for sale right here with Parklink.
There is simply no better place to start looking for static caravans for sale in the UK.
Here are 5 reason to start your search with Parklink:
- Browse and request ownership information from up to 150 holiday parks
- View holiday homes for sale in the UK
- Download brochures from our member parks
- Use our 60 second holiday home finder to request info from parks in a specific region
- Read our helpful article on holiday home owners, locations and helpful tips
So, when looking for static caravans for sale what questions should you ask? Read on to discover the most frequently asked questions people want to know when looking to buy a static caravan or holiday lodge:
Can I live permanently in a static caravan?
The parks we work with are all holiday use only so you could not live permanently on park. You would need an address away from park where you physically live. Most holiday parks now check on a yearly basis and ask for proof of some kind. Read our helpful article which covers living in a static caravan.
Are static caravans a good investment?
A static caravan is a great investment in your leisure lifestyle which means by owning a static caravan you can enjoy the benefit of having more holidays, more often. Owning your own static caravan can mean taking part in new leisure activities, meeting new friends and spending time with loved ones. All of these can have a great benefit to your health and well-being. Static caravan ownership should not be viewed as a financial investment. By renting out your static caravan it is true it can make a financial income to help off set running costs etc however this will not be guaranteed.
How long do static caravans last?
Static caravans can last for well over 20 years with the right care and attention. Obviously as new models come out with the latest gizmos, furnishings and options you may be tempted to upgrade as the years go on. Parks usually set an amount of years they would like a static caravan to stay on park to protect themselves in the future. When looking for static caravans for sale you should ask the park what their age policy is and how long the warranty is on the static caravan they are selling. Read our article on how long static caravans are likely to last which covers more detail.
Where can I advertise my static caravan for sale?
Here on Parklink we can help you advertise your static caravan for sale and offer you invaluable selling advice. With over 20 years’ experience in the holiday home sales industry along with the very best holiday home sales portal, there is no better place to advertise your static caravan for sale.
Are static caravans warm in the winter?
Static caravans can be as warm as you make them. If you have the added benefit of double glazing and central heating this will make your static caravan even warmer. Static caravans are built to EN1647 as standard meaning they are designed for holiday use. Usually from March to September would be fine. If you’re looking to use your static caravan for holidays in the off season we would recommend investing in double glazing and central heating. Furthermore, you can have your static caravan built to BS3632 which means its ideal to be used for holidays all year round! With many parks now offering a 12-month holiday season this is a worthwhile investment and will ensure you’re warm and toasty whenever you visit your special holiday home.
Do static caravans increase in value?
A static caravan would not normally increase in value. There can be objections to this rule if your static caravan is highly sought after or located on a plot with a million-dollar view! Apart form this static caravans like cars, boats, touring caravans etc will eventually depreciate in value. The value of a static caravan is realised from the use you get from it i.e. the holidays you and the family enjoy over the years. Which is priceless.
Do static caravans hold their value?
There are many factors to consider when looking at whether a static caravan will hold its value. This can depend on the following:
- Supply and demand
- Glass’s guide value
- Licence remaining on park
- Originality of soft furnishings
- The current sales climate in the industry
Over time of course the static caravan will lose value however there are many factors in which the static caravan can hold value better than others.
When’s the best time to buy a caravan?
The best time to buy a caravan is when you feel it is the right time. Holiday parks usually have special deals on throughout to suit the season. E.g. winter warmer or summer sizzler! So, if you are looking and ready at this time its worth looking out for and enquiries about current deals the park may have on. The winter is a good time to look when things are a bit quieter and you may have more time with the sales representative to ask questions and be shown around plus you may find some caravans which are on sale or even ex demo deals going into the winter time.
What should I look for when buying a static caravan?
When buying a static caravan have a general look at the interior and exterior for signs of wear and tear. With second hand caravans of a certain age one of the main things to look for is dampness which can be caused by poor ventilation or a water leak somewhere inside the caravan. If you buy a static caravan from a business you will be covered under the sale of good act meaning the goods must be in a fair condition and as described. Be aware if you buy privately you may not benefit from the same legislation should anything go wrong with the static caravan. The park should be able to give you some kind of assurance and warranty when buying and of your buying privately perhaps have checked by an independent static caravan engineer.
Is a static caravan a second home?
It can be referred to as a second home, holiday home, bolthole etc. In terms of taxes etc a static caravan is actually a vehicle because it has wheels! Therefore you would not be liable to pay stamp duty or second property tax. Have a read of this great article published by our friends at Park Leisure which covers whether you should pay council tax when using a caravan as a holiday home.
Should we buy a static caravan?
Only you can answer this questions as to whether or not you should buy a static caravan. Our advice would be to gather as much information as you can before making the right decision. Parklink works with the very best holiday parks in the UK and they will be happy to send you an information brochure and invite you to have a look at the park to obtain the information you need. Once you receive all the information you can then decide for yourself whether or not to buy a static caravan.
Start your static caravan search with Parklink
Thank you for reading and why not start your search for static caravans for sale here with Parklink? Why not use our 60 second holiday home finder service where you can tell us the region and holiday home you would like and our member parks will send you further ownership information to read in your own leisure. Click the images below and wait for the pop up to appear, fill your details and wait for the information to arrive!