Static Caravan Parks
when your holiday is not a walk in the park
The many problems facing static caravan owners in the UK
“Static caravans are like static electricity, both can give you a nasty shock”
Many people enjoy a nice week in the sun, on a caravan park in the UK and decide to buy static caravans with the intention of bringing the family together or spending more time relaxing with their partner. The caravans on sale at the holiday park may look very attractive, and they may offer you discounted ground rent for the first few years and also offer you the ability to sublet your caravan for a few weeks each year to cover your costs which adds to the appeal. During the sales pitch, it is suggested that the caravans and lodges could be yours from just £299 per month, however, while the caravan may be yours once the loan is paid off there is often less clarity about the ongoing costs associated with siting the caravan thereafter. On some UK parks, the running costs are estimated to exceed £10,000pa according to information issued by one national park operator. To make matters worse the figures quoted don’t even account for depreciation! What is more shocking is this is not the only problem that caravan owners face.
What else should consumers be aware of when buying a caravan or lodge?
1. Damaged Chassis – It’s not unusual for the park operator’s staff to damage the chassis of a caravan on its journey from the sales area to its pitch. If you discover that your chassis or caravan has been damaged after delivery, we can pursue a claim on your behalf. 2. Van Older Than Stated – Many people are told their caravan is much older than it is meaning the value of the caravan is dramatically reduced when they try and sell it. If your caravan is older than you thought, then you can pursue a claim for compensation. 3. Secret Commissions – Many consumers are sold loans by the park operator in order for them to fund the purchase of their caravan. It is a legal requirement that the park operators disclose if they receive a fee for introducing their buyer to a lender that they work with. If it is not documented that your park operator would receive a fee, and you purchased the van after 1st April 2014, then we can potentially pursue a claim for compensation.
If this applies to you, this is your next step.
Call us. We will be able to advise you of the merits of your claim. We will send you an information pack and guide through the preparation of any information required in order to recover your money. In most cases where you purchased the caravan via finance or credit card, we would be able to pursue your claim under a “no win no fee” basis, however, if you purchased your van with cash, cheque or bank transfer, we may ask you to fund your claim via different means.
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