Process of buying a park home
You’ve decided that park life is the life for you and you’ve also chosen the park where you’d like to make your new home. Here’s what happens next…
Put your current home on the market
Moving home can sometimes be a lengthy process so the sooner your current home is on the market, the sooner you’re likely to be able to move on to the next exciting stage in your life. The valuation you receive on your old home will help you decide on the budget for your new home.
Decide what type of home you want
Think about what you want from your home, think about your budget, then speak to a representative of your chosen park to see what styles of home might suit you best.
Many parks deal with a number of manufacturers who will offer a range of designs. Once you have a design in mind, ask to see a selection of the floor plans of Standard Specification Homes that fit within your budget.
Each manufacturer’s standard home will give you a choice of kitchen, flooring finish, curtains, bathroom, tiling and other features, so there’s plenty of scope to make your home your own.
Taking personalisation further, you may also be able to create a bespoke design. It may be that the standard plan only needs a slight tweak, or it could be that you’d like to alter every room. It’s down to you, but bear in mind a bespoke design will take a little longer and there is also likely to be a cost consideration.
Once your floor plan is decided…
Ideally, arrange a visit to the factory where your new home will be constructed. Apart from being a fascinating day out, this is a great way to select the internal and external finish of your home.
Ordering your new home
Parks work in different ways but Park Home Life have done everything we can to make the process easy for you. Usually the order is placed on the exchange of contracts, or on sale completion of your current home. At the same time or prior, you will receive a sales order form to sign and a copy of The Written Statement (The Mobile Home Act 2013). This gives you details of how you are covered by the act, your rights and responsibilities, the park owner’s rights and responsibilities, a plan of the plot with measurements, your details and the home details. The Written Statement is not signed until the day that you move into your new home.
Definitely a day to remember. Find out from the Park Manager when your home is due to be delivered and be there to see it – camera at the ready!
Once your new home has been delivered and sited it will usually be two to four weeks before you can move in. Your home will need its skirt and steps added as well as – depending on the style – its driveway, garage or shed.
If you need to move out of your old house
Depending on your location and availability, Park Home Life will be able to provide you with rent-free accommodation* until the day your new home is ready to move into. So that’s one less thing to worry about!
*Subject to availability
Ways to fund your purchase
A great community spirit. No rowdy people. And total respect for your neighbours and neighbourhood. If that sounds like you, we’d love to have you as a resident…
We’ve park homes of all sizes to suit all budgets. And with over 50 years’ experience in making you feel really welcome in your new home, read our tips on making it all possible.