Park Home Resident Magazine Christmas 2017 - Page 56

 W

e spoke to Croft

Surveyors who provide

a comprehensive ‘Level 3’

report on your proposed purchase.

A RICS qualified surveyor will spend

as much time examining your Park

Home as they would a traditional

“bricks and mortar” house which is

only right and proper when for most

people this will be your biggest asset

as well as your home.

THE BIG

QUESTION

Independent Park Home Advisory Service

Are you thinking of moving to

a park home?

You Don’t Need a Survey

of a Park Home...

Do You?

When you buy your dream Park Home, you may be

buying the timber, metal and glass, but you are

probably only acquiring a licence to keep it on the park

or site, rather than owning the ground it sits on. If the

home is later found to contravene the various rules

and regulations that the local authority imposes on

parks, then you could risk losing this licence, and being

forced to alter, relocate or even remove your home!

Areas where you are at risk include: your home not

remaining mobile, due to it having been extended or

altered; your home being too close to a neighbouring

park home, and thus contravening fire regulations; your

home being in poor condition and adversely affecting the

amenity or enjoyment of the other park home owners.

To find out more, contact Croft Surveyors at:

01392 790700

www.croftsurveyors.co.uk

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CROFT

SURVEYORS

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each night from 7-30pm, the bar will be open and

the entertainment will start at 8pm.

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Our 2018 Show Dates

You may already be a resident and experiencing some

The Inspection

Their inspection includes a thorough

assessment of the home, to include

the condition of the roofing, structural

walls and floor, chassis, fittings,

finishes and services.

Importantly, this includes

access to roof spaces and

the void beneath the home to

comment on the condition of the

normally hidden elements such as

the chassis which cannot be seen

by the casual, untrained observer.

As well as reporting on the

condition of the home they

advise on any maintenance they

anticipate may be required in

the foreseeable future as well

as areas of safety concern and

upgrading work to be considered. iPHAS.indd

Importantly, they’ll check

compliance with Park Home

regulations as well, to help you

avoid any costly and upsetting

disputes arising further down

the line. We were surprised to

hear that more and more of their

reports these days are on new

homes where, sometimes, the

number of snags remaining after

construction can be excessive,

or perhaps the home has been

poorly sited.

So, the answer to the original

question is “no”, you don’t need a

survey for a Park Home, but you

may be risking your home, savings

and peace-of-mind without one.

Croft Surveyors are independent

Chartered Surveyors based in the

South-West of England and inspect

Lodges and Caravans all over

England and Wales – both surveys prior to purchase and inspections for Expert Court reports.Croft Surveyors





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