Legal

Season length
Check with the park on which you are intending to buy a holiday home to make sure that it will allow you the access you want during the year. The local planning authority sets the maximum period the park is permitted to be open for business each year. However, it is up to the park to decide, within that period, the actual dates during it will be open for you to visit your caravan holiday home.

Holiday parks and The Mobile Homes Act 1983
This legislation was designed to protect the rights of owners of residential park homes on licensed residential home parks. It does not apply to caravan holiday homes sited on holiday parks.

The importance of a licence agreement
Your rights are all contained within the "licence agreement" that you and the park will sign when you buy the unit. This agreement is the contract that will be made between you and the park and it includes your right to keep the holiday home on the park for a given period of years and the times during which you can use your unit.

Living permanently in a holiday home
You will be restricted to using the caravan for holiday or recreational purposes, NOT as a residence. Living permanently in a holiday home would be in breach of the park's planning permission or site licence with serious legal consequences.

A fair pitch for your holiday home
OFT guide to unfair terms in agreements for holiday homes

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