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Old 10-09-2016, 23:54
Jane davies Jane davies is offline
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Exclamation Residential Site Wanted

Can anyone help im looking for a residential site to put a caravan ,I want to live in the van with my husband and two dogs ,must be in Devon and near paignton .

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Old 11-09-2016, 09:32
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You say you want to put a caravan on to a residential site - as far as I am aware, no residential sites (other than the sites allocated for travellers) will allow bring ons of any description. Residential parks are usually park homes, or sometimes lodges, and are either purchased new directly from the site owner, or used usually from the current owner or sometimes from the site owner.
One of the reasons for this is that most site licences stipulate that the home must be built to residential standards, so an independently purchased caravan will not be up to spec. The other (main) reason is the Park makes a profit from each home sold, so has no reason to even consider bring-ons.
If you are looking for a residential park in Devon, look on the website, as they list licensed residential parks in all areas, and there are quite a few in the West country.
Bear in mind that most parks have an age limit, so in most cases (not all) you have to be 45 or over to live on a residential park, and not all allow dogs.
Also remember that whatever you buy, if/when you sell on, the Park takes 10% of the resale price. This "commission" is separate from the pitch fee, which increases annually by RPI.
Whatever you do, please remember ttwo important things :
One - do not buy a caravan or home and then look for somewhere to put it, as you will have a real struggle trying to find anywhere.
Two - unless you have a very fluid back-up plan, do NOT NOT NOT be tempted to try and live on a holiday park. You will have no security of tenure as the park will not be controlled by the Mobile Homes Act, and you could - as so many others are - end up homeless and with no hope of recovering any of your money.
I wish you luck - there are plenty of sites in the West country, and as many of these sites are well established, there is usually a good selection of used and reasonably priced homes for sale.
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Old 12-09-2016, 20:09
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Fantastic advice, for free.
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