Buying a Park Home Advice
IBB Solicitors is one of very few firms in the country that specialise in advising individuals who are looking to buy a residential park home. Get in touch to find out how we can help you.
Why use a solicitor?
The Mobile Homes Act 2013 introduced a new procedure which must be followed whenever a residential park home is sold by a resident to a new buyer.
Although many people who buy a park home choose not to use a solicitor, we would recommend using an experienced solicitor who will be able to guide you through the process, deal with any problems which may occur, and ensure that your purchase goes through smoothly and with as little stress as possible.
Why choose IBB?
Our advisors are genuine specialists in park home law. IBB is an Associate Member of the British Holiday and Home Parks Association (BH&HPA) and a member of the National Caravan Council (NCC).
We have over 20 years’ experience in the park homes industry, so you can be assured that we know what we are doing and can provide clear, reliable and cost-effective advice.
What will we do for you?
If you are buying a residential park home our experienced and specialist advisors will be happy to help. We can:
- Review the documents provided by the seller and explain to you the effect of the written statement and the Park Rules;
- Check that the Park is licensed for full residential use;
- ensure all of the required forms are completed and served within the prescribed time limits;
- liaise with your seller (and their solicitors), the estate agents and the Park owner to ensure everything is in order;
- deal with the assignment of the written statement on completion; and
- ensure that the purchase price and commission payments are transferred safely and securely.
To assist park home buyers, we offer a number of competitively priced, fixed-fee options which will guide you through the process and give you peace of mind:
We will review the three key documents which your seller should provide to you (the Mobile Homes Act written statement, the Park Rules and the site licence) and send you a written report identifying any potential problems. We will also send you blank copies of the various forms that you and the seller will need to complete. However, we will not correspond with the seller, their agents or the park owner or deal with any money transfers. The cost of this service is £750 plus VAT.
In addition to all of the steps in the Bronze Level service we will liaise directly with your seller, their agents and the site owner to manage the entire transaction for you. We will complete all of the paperwork that needs to be completed, and arrange for it to be sent out within the required deadlines. We will also deal with the money transfers to the seller and park owner. This is our most popular service, and costs £950 plus VAT.
As well as all of the steps covered by our Bronze and Silver Level services, we will make enquiries of the local authority to see if they are aware of any particular issues. This will establish whether there have been any problems on the Park with issues such as flooding, whether there has been any non-compliance with the site licence conditions or planning permission, or if any enforcement action is planned. The cost of this service is £1,300 plus VAT, plus any fees charged by the local authority.
What if matters become complicated?
Whilst our standard packages are suitable for most buyers, we recognise that it is sometimes necessary to investigate issues in more detail, or matters occasionally arise which require us to do more work than is covered by our fixed-price packages above. If that happens we will always notify you, and explain what additional costs may be necessary, before carrying out any extra work.
Can you also deal with my related sale?
Absolutely! If you have a property to sell as part of the process of buying your park home then our Residential Conveyancing team will be very happy to deal with the sale for you. Please contact the team here (link) to obtain a free, no-obligation quote.