The Park Home Lifestyle
Apart from the way they are constructed, a park home is almost exactly the same as a modern bungalow. Most Park homes have central heating, double glazed windows, pitched roofs and new homes are normally supplied fully furnished. It is the way of life that is special. Residential Park Home estates are usually sited in rural or coastal areas, attract older and retired people and are generally regarded as very secure and possessing a sense of community often lost elsewhere. This site will give you an insight into the lifestyle; it might just be what you are looking for.
Summer Garden Party
In every respect park homes are modern homes with all the usual facilities of fitted kitchens, often two bathrooms (one ensuite), bedrooms with fitted wardrobes and access to broadband and satellite TV.
Christmas Carols Residents Meeting
(Pictures Courtesy of: Willow Wood (West Lothian) Community Company)
The main difference is in the legal tenure of the property. You buy and own the home but the ground it sits on is usually rented from a site owner who levies a monthly rent (or pitch fee) for the services provided such as drainage, street lighting etc. Individual parks have differing approaches particularly to the supply of utilities so it is always best to check on this in advance. The best option is parks where the gas, electricity, water and sewage are supplied by a recognised utility provider. This gives you the freedom to change supplier as prices compete.
(Pictures: Park homes Scotland Ltd)
On the matter of pitch fees, these vary widely depending on the park location but in Scotland an average is about £130 per month in 2015. This cost is offset by low Council Tax usually being set at Band A.
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