St Hermans Estate Co Limited
Lower Tye Farm • Copse Lane
• Hayling Island • PO11 0RQ

Registered In England No 421 344

Holiday & Residential Park Operators

Phone: 023 9246 4276 • 023 9246 7843

Email: info@sthermans.co.uk

Holiday Caravans

Buyer’s Guide

Before you commit to purchasing a caravan, please consider the following questions:


Have you thought about your intended use of the caravan?


Caravans are for holiday use only; they may not be used as a main residence. Your own permanent residence must be kept throughout the caravan ownership period and you will be asked to provide a copy of your council tax bill each year as proof of this residence. Advice: If you have your own permanent residence and are looking for somewhere to escape to for holidays and breaks, buy a caravan… if not, don't!


Have you researched the park owners and the park?


It is important that you find out as much as you can about the park owners and the park (ie what sort of relationship do the owners have with their customers; have there been any recent problems on the park etc). Advice: Visit the park on your own and ask other caravan owners for their opinions.


What security of tenure will you have?


Remember that you will be buying the caravan but not the pitch. The caravan will only be of use to you whilst it is sited on a licenced park with a written agreement in place which clearly states the licence period details (the length of time that it can remain on the park). If you are not given a licence agreement, you have no security of tenure! Advice: Ask the park owners for a copy of the Holiday Licence Agreement and check the licence period dates which are applicable to the caravan you are looking at.


Will you have the right to sell the caravan to a third party?


If you decide to sell the caravan and the park owners insist on buying it back from you, they are unlikely to offer you much above trade price. If you are allowed to sell it to a third party, the sale proceeds you will receive will be far greater (even after deducting the park owners' commission). Advice: Check the sales section of the Holiday Licence Agreement and make sure that you have the right to sell the caravan to a third party.


Are you comfortable with the annual Fees & Charges that will be involved?


Once the caravan has been purchased, you will be required to pay pitch fees, caravan insurance, electricity and gas. Advice: Ask the park owners what the annual charges will be for your caravan.


What happens next?


If, having taken the above advice, you decide to buy a holiday caravan with us we recommend that you:


Details of all caravans currently for sale on our parks can be found on the For Sale page, but we strongly recommend that you Join Our Mailing List so that we can notify you as and when caravans come up for sale.


Alternatively, if you are interested in buying a brand new caravan of your choice, the process and costs involved are detailed on our Available Pitches page.