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Selling a Static Caravan on a Park – The Rights You Need to Know

Mobile Homes Act 2013

Are you selling your static caravan?  Thankfully, it is easier to do so now than ever before. In the past, holiday park owners have had a say in whom static caravan owners on their parks can sell or give their caravans to, and some have made it difficult for static caravan owners to sell their caravan for its real value.

In 2013, the UK government brought in the Mobile Homes Act to give static caravan owners on holiday parks more protection.  This law offers caravan owners extra rights should they wish to sell their static caravan. The changes from this new Act came into effect on 26 May 2013.

The biggest changes in the law after the Mobile Homes Act 2013 meant that holiday park owners became less involved in the selling process of static caravans on their park.  Before 2013, park management could stop the sale of a static caravan in its tracks if they didn’t agree to the new owners and purchasers. But from 26 May 2013, any caravan site rules that interfere with the sale or gift of a home are banned and the holiday park are also prevented from inflicting unexpected charges.

As a static caravan owner on a holiday park, you now have the right in law to sell your caravan on the open market to whoever you choose too. You can also give it (gift it) to a member of your family if you so wish. The site owner does not have the right to approve the buyer or family member. The only caveat here is that if the caravan stays on the park, then the buyer or family member will have to meet any site rules if they want to live on the park. 

This now means that people who live in or own static caravans, since May 2013, have total legal protection from unscrupulous caravan site owners. The Mobile Homes Act 2013 was introduced to protect static caravan owners from being bullied and intimidated by holiday park owners. The rights of a static caravan owner on a holiday park have now improved with the introduction of The Mobile Homes Act back in 2013. 

Here is a summary of your rights today:

It was already illegal for site owners to:

  • evict you without a court order
  • harass you into giving up your home
  • prevent you from exercising your rights –for example, your right to sell your home.
  • Now it is also illegal for the site owner to:
  • give false or misleading information that would interfere with your sale.

As well as this, site owners cannot now impose rules that:

  • make you tell them that you want to sell your home or insist that they have to agree to the sale
  • interfere with your right to sell
  • insist on approving your buyer. You do not have to give contact details or references, and your buyer does not need to have any contact or an interview with the site owner
  • stop you from using a static caravan trader
  • make you or your buyer carry out a survey.

The introduction of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 was great news for all caravan owners as it means that people’s rights when selling their static caravans located on a holiday park, have the full backing of UK law.

If you are looking to sell your caravan hassle free, then look no further. Here at Static Trader, we buy any caravan on any holiday park. All you have to do is contact our friendly team of static caravan buyers by phone on 01424 774 759 or fill in our we buy any caravan valuation form here – We Buy Any Caravan Form – and we will get back to you with an offer to buy your static caravan quickly.

As one of the largest caravan buyers in the country we offer a free no obligation quotation and let you decide which is the best option for you. If the price we offer you for your static caravan is suitable for you, we’ll take care of the transportation of the caravan, and the money will be in your hands as soon as possible!

First things first, if you’re considering selling your static caravan for whatever reason we recommend you to read our articles “How To Sell Your Static Caravan” and “How Much is My Static Caravan Worth?” so you can make a more informed decision as to how you want to sell your static caravan.

Static Caravan Buyer Solution

As a national static caravan buyer our caravan buyer solution is a simple and easy one. We are always in the market to buy static caravans, twin units, lodges, and residential mobile homes and will consider all static caravans for sale, no matter their size, age, make, or model. If you want to sell your static caravan, we want to buy it. We will provide you with a personal valuation of the used static caravan, arrange collection and provide secure fast payment – our national static caravan buyer process is really that easy and makes the selling process quick and hassle free.

Buy My Static Caravan Today

Let our team of static caravan buyers take the stress and hassle out of selling a caravan by choosing Static Trader as we will buy any caravan. There is no make or model of static caravan that we will not consider. Selling your used static caravan has never been easier using our static caravan buyer solution. If there’s anything you want to know that we haven’t covered, get in touch! Let us know some details about your caravan using our we buy any caravan form, and we’ll take the rest from there. Stress-free, simple, and honest – they’re the values we stick to everyday!

Contact our friendly team of national static caravan buyers by phone on 01424 774 759, email us, or fill in our we buy any caravan valuation form here – We Buy Any Caravan Form – and we will get back to you with an offer to buy your static caravan quickly.

Sell Your Static Caravan to Us Today

Static Trader will always guarantee to offer a fair and reasonable offer to purchase your caravan

1 Comment

  • Mandy cuss
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    This sounds very good news, but, does it cover all holiday parks?. I am having great troubleshooting with our site owner.

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