St Hermans Estate Co Limited
Lower Tye Farm • Copse Lane • Hayling Island • PO11 0RQ
Registered In England No 421 344
Holiday & Residential Park Operators
Phone: 023 9246 4276 • 023 9246 7843
Before you commit to purchasing a caravan, please consider the following questions:
Have you thought about your intended use of the caravan?
Caravans are for holiday use only; they may not be used as a main residence by owners or their guests. The main user must have their own permanent residence and be able to provide proof of this, by way of a council tax invoice (or similar), throughout the caravan ownership period.
Advice: If you have your own permanent residence and are looking for somewhere to escape to for holidays and breaks, buy a caravan… if not, don't!
Have you researched the park owners and the park?
It is important that you find out as much as you can about the park owners and the park (ie what sort of relationship do the owners have with their customers; have there been any recent problems on the park etc).
Advice: Visit the park on your own and ask other caravan owners for their opinions.
What security of tenure will you have?
Remember that you will be buying the caravan but not the pitch. The caravan will only be of use to you whilst it is sited on a licenced park with a written agreement in place which clearly states the licence period details (the length of time that it can remain on the park). If you are not given a licence agreement, you have no security of tenure!
Advice: Ask the park owners for a copy of the Holiday Licence Agreement and check the licence period dates which are applicable to the caravan you are looking at.
Will you have the right to sell the caravan to a third party?
If you decide to sell the caravan and the park owners insist on buying it back from you, they are unlikely to offer you much above trade price. If you are allowed to sell it to a third party, the sale proceeds you will receive will be far greater (even after deducting the park owners' commission).
Advice: Check the sales section of the Holiday Licence Agreement and make sure that you have the right to sell the caravan to a third party.
Are you comfortable with the annual Fees & Charges that will be involved?
Once the caravan has been purchased, you will be required to pay pitch fees, caravan insurance, electricity and gas.
Advice: Ask the park owners what the annual charges will be for your caravan.
The above is general advice that you should take on board, regardless of which park operator you end up with.
If you would like to buy a caravan on one of our parks, please:
Once you have done this, we will be happy to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.
Caravans are for holiday use only. The main caravan user must have their own permanent
residence elsewhere and be able to provide proof of this throughout the ownership period.