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View Poll Results: Just received a letter from our Park about paying site fees over 12 months by monthly direct debit.
No - We have to pay it all at once 19 61.29%
Yes - We can pay it monthly/quarterly but have to pay extra 4 12.90%
Yes - We can pay it monthly/quarterly, no extra charge. 7 22.58%
Not sure. 1 3.23%
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Old 22-06-2012, 09:22
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Just received a letter from our Park about paying site fees over 12 months by monthly direct debit. You don't pay any more for your site fees, but you don't benefit from any early payment discounts/vouchers that they offer for paying the whole lot by a certain date. They have offered this since I have been an owner on there. If you are paying over 12 months (think you can opt to pay over fewer months), your first payment towards next year's fees is taken at the end of July. They calculate the payments using this year's site fees plus an estimate of your electricity and gas consumption and water/rates. When the dreaded Site Fee Notifications for the following year are received in September, they then adjust the monthly payments to reflect the increase. Just wondered if any other Parks offered this or a simlar scheme with staged payments and if you get charged extra for it.

Not long now until we receive the dreaded bills - that should be a laugh for us (not).

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i think it is a good idea if you only get a tiny discount for paying your fees early...
i get a huge discount for paying early so there is no way i would forfeit that just to pay by direct debit...

plus i shove my site fee money in an ISA so there is the added interest i benefit from too...
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I think effectively we take out a loan with a third party to pay our fees monthly. Not done it, we pay upfront with no discount.
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Although we could spread the cost over 12 months, we fortunately have always managed to save the full amount to pay it off straightaway as 200 quid plus vouchers is a big saving for us.

I suppose it does help people who aren't able to save their site fees.

Good idea about the ISA Tia - I need to do that - any bit of interest can go towards electricity and gas.
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Always pay ours on 1st December to receive the 50 discount but others do pay installments by direct debit.
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Tia/Muppetchops

Rather than using an ISA to save up for your site fees check with your bank/building society to see if they offer a 12 month regular saver account. You will most likely find the interest rate will be higher.
We bank with HSBC and they offer 6% on a 12 month regular savings account (8% if you are a posh customer) yet their cash ISA is less than 3%. Even if you are a 40% tax payer you would still get more interest with the regular savings account.
The regular savings account has to be the same amount each month and there are no withdrawals until the end. Exactly what you want to save up for site fees.
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Tia/Muppetchops

Rather than using an ISA to save up for your site fees check with your bank/building society to see if they offer a 12 month regular saver account. You will most likely find the interest rate will be higher.
We bank with HSBC and they offer 6% on a 12 month regular savings account (8% if you are a posh customer) yet their cash ISA is less than 3%. Even if you are a 40% tax payer you would still get more interest with the regular savings account.
The regular savings account has to be the same amount each month and there are no withdrawals until the end. Exactly what you want to save up for site fees.
i,ll get 8% then,heeheee...
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Mick, perhaps I should have said rich instead of posh...does it still apply to you?
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Mick, perhaps I should have said rich instead of posh...does it still apply to you?
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