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Old 22-06-2011, 11:46 AM
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Hello again

As you know we are looking at a caravan which has had a lot of bits ripped out and after much advice from the forum, we are now re-assessing this.

We have the chance to buy a private van on the site but we have been told that we will have to pay for various things that would be included if the van was bought via the actual sales office.

1. How much should we pay for the pat testing for gas elec etc?
2. We can put our own decking and skirts in and use our own contractors without any penalty, which is lovely, but what sort of budget should there be for these two items?

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Old 22-06-2011, 12:30 PM
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Hello Val. Our gas and electric was 120 combined. We were charged per item for the electric with a maximum charge of 60.
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Old 22-06-2011, 01:29 PM
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Hi Clarissa

Thanks for info. I take it you also had a private purchase?

Was there anything else that the site charged you for?

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Old 22-06-2011, 05:10 PM
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No we bought it part exchange from our site. We have to have a gas and electric test every year as part of our site agreement.
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Old 22-06-2011, 05:14 PM
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Hi Val
We bought our van as a private sale, however it still went through the site, the owners paid the 15% commission fee, we just agreed a price with seller, and then paid the money direct to the site, who then deducted their commission, and also the cost of gas/elec checks, and paid the remainder to the owners.

We had a chat with the manager and site owner before we exchanged any money, we went through the agreement and had it all explained to us - i think they wanted to check us out too, which is fine by me, i like that they do that.

So.... i think it is down to the seller to ensure the gas and elec checks are done. Cant think of any other costs.
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Old 22-06-2011, 05:28 PM
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Thanks again Diane

Hopefully our site manager will be as amenable as yours appears to have been, but I have my doubts as we were looking at a caravan being sold by the site as well as the private sale.

They may not be happy bunnies!!

Did they charge you any extra site fees each year as there appears to be a thread in archives which suggests that this is one of the ways they get back at private buyers??

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Old 22-06-2011, 05:37 PM
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I know what you mean i have heard of some sites charging extra.

Ours dont... our sellers had paid half of the 2011 fees... so we agreed to the purchase price on the basis that we paid the remaining half of the fees - which we did as soon as we completed the purchase with the site office.

We also chose to take out the insurance with the site too - i am sure we could get cheaper, but at the time i just wanted it sorted, and when it runs out in Oct, i will shop around then.

I know it is early days but i am really please with the upfront honest service we have had from our site...they are very helpful, and are always reiterating to us to just ask if we need anything.

Our site is also a member of .......oh cant remember what they are called now (think its like some sort of regulator ?)
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Hello Val. Our gas and electric was 120 combined. We were charged per item for the electric with a maximum charge of 60.
Gas safey checks are only required yearly. This is not a service. Electricity testing is every three years.
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Old 22-06-2011, 07:29 PM
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Hovis I am confused

When you buy a van from the site they carry out gas/electricity tests, pat testing etc as part of the purchase price. Do you mean that this is not necessary or just not necessary so often

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We only have to be PAT tested if we are letting. Ours had been let the year we bought it so it was up to date. ( We don't have gas)
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