Are you dreaming of owning a mobile home in France, Italy, Greek Islands …? If you want to enjoy the pros of caravan ownership, Spain also has so much to offer from breathtaking scenery to amazing food and that laidback lifestyle.
We’re more tempted than ever before to invest in static caravans, mobile homes and luxury lodges. But these are the essential tips you need to know before you arrange that buying trip.
Take your time
Spain may be the land of manana, but taking your time to look around and get a feel for the area should be top of your list. That might take several trips but it’s the only way you’ll find the park and the region that’s right for you. After all, you wouldn’t buy the first house you saw so why would you buy the first caravan?
First of all, we recommend a personal video viewing before making the trip, once you are there, take a second look and talk with friends and family about buying your holiday home.
Check everything is legal
Buying a caravan or mobile home is a different process to buying a brick and mortar property, no solicitors need to be involved although you can if you wish to. If you’re unsure about anything, then make sure to have your questions answered.
You also need to check exactly what’s on offer in the sale price. There might be decking included? Will you need to build a deck and how much does that cost on average? Knowing exactly what you’re purchasing will help you to budget properly for your holiday home.
You wouldn’t make a major purchase without checking the terms and conditions and buying your holiday home should be no different.
Always ask questions
We’re always happy to answer your questions because we understand that buying a holiday home can be a big commitment.
You won’t be the first person who wants to know whether there are English speaking staff on-site in the event of an emergency, or what your ongoing costs will be – you’ll need to budget for ground rent plus utilities including water and electricity.
Our Facebook page is one of the top places that our customers ask questions and get in touch.
Check the site rules
It always makes sense to check the rules before you sign on the dotted line. If you want to travel with your pets, then a site that doesn’t welcome animals clearly won’t be right for you. And if you’re hoping to be able to rent out your mobile home to cover your costs when you’re not there, you’ll need to check that the site allows rentals.
Talk to other residents
This is one of the best ways to get a real insight into the park itself and the surrounding area. Other residents have already made the move so they’ll be able to give you an unbiased and honest opinion of the park, the running costs and the Spanish lifestyle.
For example, they’ll have some insiders tips on how daily life works – don’t forget that the Spanish culture and way of life is very different from the UK!
If you’re looking to buy that dream caravan in the sun, our friendly and knowledgeable team will be happy to help.