I’m looking to sell my home and buy on a park, but I don’t really understand how a park home differs to a traditional property?
At first glance a modern park home doesn’t look much different to a traditional property in the UK. All park homes are one-story buildings resembling modern day bungalows. Their construction also makes them very durable and easy to look after, with the likelihood of far fewer repair bills than traditional buildings.
Park homes generally cost less than a brick-built equivalent of the same size in the same area. Park homes are also supplied fully fitted with furnishings and appliances, making them an even more financially viable alternative. Park homes are generally more economical to run and very low maintenance, plus, in nearly all cases, the council tax will be band A.
Many modern park homes, particularly those built to BS 3632:2015, are built with energy savings in mind. Improved insulation, heat retention, higher maintainable room temperatures and low energy lighting are just a few of the features that will help you to save money on energy bills and help to reduce your carbon footprint.
Parks are generally located in quiet rural locations and most modern park homes benefit from a dedicated parking space and their own cottage garden. With no attached neighbours, park homes can offer an appealing sense of freedom.
The majority of park sites are retirement communities and many have a resident owner or manager on hand to handle any problems that may arise. In addition, many parks provide a secure gated environment for their residents; this security can provide peace of mind, particularly for older, more vulnerable residents.
One of the most desirable benefits of living in a park home is the sense of community that they offer. Whilst quiet and privacy is respected, residential park sites tend to attract others of a similar age and in similar circumstances who value the same quality of life.
Image courtesy of Port Werburgh Residential Park