Q: How do the costs compare with conventional housing?
A: They compare very favourably, and many people find that the sale of a larger family house provides sufficient cash to buy a luxurious, modern park home with enough funds left over to provide financial security.
Q: How are park homes different from conventional houses?
A: Unlike conventional homes residential park homes can be regarded as modular housing, which is scaleable to create homes of differing lengths and widths. The only real difference is the method of construction and that they come fully furnished. Other than this, a modern park home resembles in every way an attractively designed traditionally built bungalow with a pitched roof.
Q: Does legislation offer any protection to owners?
A: It does indeed. The Mobile Homes Act 1983 gives owners of park homes security of tenure – and that is probably its single most important safeguard. It also gives the owner the right to sell the home on the park, and the right to leave it to certain members of the family.
Q: What are the other advantages of park home living?
A: The social benefits are most readily appreciated by many. Home parks are very much communities where no-one need suffer the sense of isolation so often felt by people in retirement – especially those who move away from familiar surroundings. Individual privacy is, of course, respected as it would be anywhere. However, most park home owners do enjoy being drawn into the activities, committees, clubs and other social opportunities which develop as a result of initiatives by residents themselves.
Q: Do I have to pay Stamp Duty when purchasing a Park Home?
A: There is no Stamp Duty to be paid when purchasing a park home.