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Old 14-02-2017, 15:17
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I would like to share Static Caravan experience with a site in Cheshire, not a happy tale Iím afraid.
I bought a new Willerby Vogue in 2008, had it sited and had a £6500 decking erected.
We decided a couple of months ago to sell up. The site owner said the dealer might be willing to buy back the Vogue.
A representative of the dealer viewed the caravan, the dealer said they would buy the static caravan but would be removing the caravan from site and a price agreed on this basis.
Obviously had the caravan been remaining on site, with the expensive decking, the value would be greatly enhanced.
The site owner sent e-mails confirming the caravan was to be removed from the site and to facilitate this they would decommission and remove the decking for us.
All very helpful.
What actually happened, as soon as we handed over the keys, the Caravan was advertised for sale, on site and with the exceptional decking in place.
So we paid a lower price because the static was to be removed and we were paid nothing for the decking, which was also to be removed.
Unfortunately, like many other posts, not all site owners conduct their business in a trustworthy way.
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Old 14-02-2017, 16:44
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I would like to share Static Caravan experience with a site in Cheshire, not a happy tale Iím afraid.
I bought a new Willerby Vogue in 2008, had it sited and had a £6500 decking erected.
We decided a couple of months ago to sell up. The site owner said the dealer might be willing to buy back the Vogue.
A representative of the dealer viewed the caravan, the dealer said they would buy the static caravan but would be removing the caravan from site and a price agreed on this basis.
Obviously had the caravan been remaining on site, with the expensive decking, the value would be greatly enhanced.
The site owner sent e-mails confirming the caravan was to be removed from the site and to facilitate this they would decommission and remove the decking for us.
All very helpful.
What actually happened, as soon as we handed over the keys, the Caravan was advertised for sale, on site and with the exceptional decking in place.
So we paid a lower price because the static was to be removed and we were paid nothing for the decking, which was also to be removed.
Unfortunately, like many other posts, not all site owners conduct their business in a trustworthy way.
It rather seems as though some sharp practice has been used in this instance.

I know it's too late to give advice that would be helpful to you but for any other member who may not need to sell quickly, I would advise selling it privately through the park.

On our site if we do that we have a 15% payment to make to the park, but at least you can negotiate your own selling price. Obviously the decking would be in the price that you decide on.
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Old 14-02-2017, 16:54
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Did they sell it?
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Old 14-02-2017, 17:29
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Up for sale at the moment.
Our site has same conditions, sell privately and 15% fee. We were happy to accept the reduced offer for a quick sale, but on the understanding that the van and the decking would be removed. Perhaps "sharp practice" is an understatement
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Up for sale at the moment.
Our site has same conditions, sell privately and 15% fee. We were happy to accept the reduced offer for a quick sale, but on the understanding that the van and the decking would be removed. Perhaps "sharp practice" is an understatement
Just think it has saved you months of trying to find a buyer,and possibly having to pay site fees......my advice to anyone were the ones has decided to give up for whatever reason is to do what you have done...take whatever money ,remember the good times......my oh said to me if we get x amount for van ,it won't be like we have not got any money back...plus we would not be bothered if the park sold it on etc.etc.as we were the ones who had instigated the sale....
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Old 15-02-2017, 09:17
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Up for sale at the moment.
Our site has the same conditions, sell privately and 15% fee. We were happy to accept the reduced offer for a quick sale, but on the understanding that the van and the decking would be removed. Perhaps "sharp practice" is an understatement
I didn't mean to diminish what the park did as I see sharp practice as lying and is definitely wrong. Perhaps you could take the matter further, but first I would go and have a talk with the park to see what they have to say on the matter.
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Old 15-02-2017, 10:34
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Already tried that, there is no remorse or decency with this site owner.
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Wow, that's disgusting. Is there nothing you can do? Have you tried CAB or Trading Standards? I don't know if they can help but surely something should be done, that's just wrong :-(
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Old 14-02-2017, 20:12
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Out of interest, would you be prepared to say how much you got for it and/or to name the site in cheshire?
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Old 15-02-2017, 07:58
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The rules of the Forum unfortunately don't allow us to name and shame.
I think if the request for the site name was made privately and not in the public domain then that would be ok, (but not sure)
It would be nice to share our experience so that other people can make informed decisions when choosing a park, there are some good site owners out there, but there are also some too avoid.
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