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Buying your own static holiday home - FAQs

Our list of questions and answers will guide you through everything you need to know about buying your own static holiday home.

Please also take a look at our comprehensive Buyer's Guide information pack which will tell you everything you need to know about buying and owning a holiday home at South Cliff.

Once you have read these why not see what is available to buy?

How can I purchase a holiday home on South Cliff Holiday Park?

There are two ways to purchase a holiday home here at South Cliff Holiday Park:

Privately owned Approved dealer

How do I find a pitch on South Cliff Holiday Park?

Caravans that are for sale privately are already sited on a pitch. If you wish to buy a holiday home through an approved dealer you will need to check that they have a pitch currently available on South Cliff Holiday Park that will accommodate the caravan you wish to purchase.

Please note, you do not buy the pitch.

What should I consider when choosing a pitch?

There are a number of factors to consider when looking for a suitable pitch.

  • What size caravan will it accommodate?
  • Is their provision for a veranda and/or a storage box?
  • Is the surrounding area, trees/wildlife suitable to my tastes?
  • Is the pitch south facing so I get the sun?

Please ask these questions before purchasing to avoid disappointment.

What should I consider when choosing a caravan?
  • How many bedrooms do you require and would double glazing/central heating be an asset?
  • Is there enough storage space?
  • Is the layout to your requirements?
How do I view a caravan that is for sale?

If you wish to view a caravan that is for sale privately, you must contact the owner of the caravan directly who will arrange with you a suitable viewing time.

If the caravan is for sale through an approved dealer, you can contact the site office on 01262 671 051 who will be able to give you a key to view the caravan.

How much commission will I need to pay?

Commission is payable on all caravan sales.

If you purchase a second hand caravan, the commission is 15% (plus VAT) of the sale price of the caravan or 15% (plus VAT) of the top book price of the caravan, whichever is the greater.

If you purchase a new caravan the commission payable is 20% of the top book price (this is included in the overall price you would pay the dealer for the caravan).

Where do I find the top book price of a caravan?

The top book price of a caravan is found in the Glass Guide, a valuation guide to all caravans. The top book price of a caravan is available on request from Reception on 01262 671 051.

How do I purchase a caravan that is for sale privately?

Once you have agreed a purchase price with the current owner, both parties must attend a meeting with Site Management.

Appointments are available 7 days a week at 11am and 2pm (subject to availability). The meeting must be pre-booked by the current owner of the caravan.

At this meeting all relevant paperwork will be completed for you to become the new owner of the caravan and the commission on the sale of the caravan must be paid.

Details about the paperwork you will be required to bring with you when you attend the meeting are available from Reception on 01262 671 051.

Please expect this to take up-to 1 hour as this also forms part of a welcome meeting.

At the end of this meeting you will be issued a site licence, which will reflect the balance of years remaining, up until the end of the caravan's 18th season on park.

How do I purchase a caravan through a caravan dealer?

Upon purchasing a caravan through an Approved Dealer, the salesperson at the dealership will organise for you to attend a welcome meeting with site management.

Appointments are available 7 days a week at 11am or 2pm (subject to availability).

The salesperson will inform you about which paperwork you will need to produce before you attend the meeting.

At the end of this meeting you will be issued a site licence, which will reflect the balance of years remaining up until the end of the caravan's 18th season on park.

How much are the site fees?

All pitches have mains facilities, e.g. water, sewage, 16A electricity supply with individual credit meters. These are read annually and accounted with the following year’s Site Fees.

For information on caravan sales (new/second hand) and current site fees, or if you have any questions on the park, please contact the Senior Facility Manager or Reception on 01262 671051.

What extra charges could I incur on top of my site fees?

Electric – all pitches are individually metered for electric. You are billed annually for your usage.

Gas - LPG Gas bottles are available to purchase from reception for use on the old site, as and when you require them. Plumbed in LPG on the new site is billed annually.

Insurance - your caravan must be insured every year and a copy of your certificate must be produced at reception (see Rules and Regulations for further details).

Gas Safety Check/Service – a Gas Safety Inspection must be carried out every 3 years, but is recommended to be done annually.

Drain-Down – to prepare your caravan for the harsh winter months, your caravan must be drained down during the closed season and re-connected for you to use the following season. It is recommended to use an approved contractor for insurance purposes.

Any maintenance works related to caravan.

Please feel free to ask any further questions - we are here to help.

When is the park open?

South Cliff Holiday Park is open throughout the year.

Do I need to be a resident to purchase a holiday home?

South Cliff Holiday Park is not a residential park, therefore you must demonstrate proof of residence before purchasing a holiday home.

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