Purchasing A Residential Park Home
As with any life-changing decision, it’s only natural that you have a lot of questions. Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Can I reserve a home or plot?
Yes: you can place a reservation, which will hold the home or plot in your name for an agreed period of time while you try to sell your current property. If you haven’t sold within this time the reservation is reviewed and may be extended.
Do I have to have a Tingdene home on a Tingdene Park?
While it’s easier to coordinate the purchase of a Tingdene home on a Tingdene park, making the transition to park home living smoother, you can choose any park home manufacturer.*
If you would like to live on a Tingdene park and you’ve seen an alternative style of home from another manufacturer, we would be very happy to discuss your requirements in more detail. Tingdene Parks have a very good working relationship with all UK park home manufacturers.
*Subject to specification.
Are searches required?
Searches are not a legal requirement in the purchase procedure of a park home.
Is stamp duty payable?
You are not required to pay stamp duty when purchasing a park home.
Do you have park rules?
Yes,park rules vary from park to park and should be studied before purchase. They are intended for the quiet enjoyment of the park for all residents and to ensure that the highest standards of care and maintenance are kept. The park rules are, therefore, in the best interest of all residents in maintaining their chosen environment.
What rights and protection do I have?
Whether you buy a new or a previously-occupied home on our residential park, you will have full security of tenure with an agreement under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amended 2013). The agreement contains certain information which clearly defines residents’ rights. Part III contains the Implied Terms, which provide the resident’s basic protection, including security of tenure and the resident’s right to sell ‘on site’ to a third party.
Do I pay council tax?
Council tax is payable to the local authority. The majority of park homes come under band A, but it is best to check with the relevant authority because this may vary.
Is there on-site management?
Many of our residential parks have an allocated Area Manager who visits the park regularly. Each park is supported by a team of experienced staff – ranging from management to day-to-day maintenance operatives – depending on the size of the park, to oversee and lend a helping hand when needed.
What utilities are provided?
Electricity and gas are metered to each home on the park and will be connected ready for the completion date.
Connections are made to water and sewerage and billed accordingly. Some parks have a direct supply from the main water company for the area. Others have what is know as a ‘landlord supply’ and it is the park’s responsibility to bill for services used, which is normally done every six months.
Cabling for telephone is provided and in some cases cable TV or internet services are also available. For more information on a specific park and the type of services available, please contact our head office.
Do I pay pitch fees?
Yes: any pitch fee is exclusive of water and sewerage charges and is payable on the first of each month by direct debit.
Do I need to insure my park home?
It is your responsibility to ensure that your home is insured from the day of completion onwards. There are a number of specialist park home insurers, some are listed below. If these aren’t suitable you can refer to a publication such as the Park Home & Holiday Caravan Magazine for alternatives.
Park Home Assist – Tel: 0800 988 0900
Leisuredays – Tel: 0800 148 8414
Towergate – Tel: 0344 892 1413
Can I have Sky/satellite television?
Yes, Sky/satellite television on the parks is not a problem. We do request that if possible the dish is put to the rear of the home or out of sight of the park roads.
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