What is a Park Home?
(Picture Courtesy of Willow Wood (West Lothian) Community Company)
Sometimes called a mobile home or even a caravan, a modern park home is neither mobile or a caravan and apart from the way it is constructed, a park home is almost exactly the same as a modern bungalow. Most modern park homes have central heating, double glazed windows, pitched roofs and new homes are normally supplied fully furnished.
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.
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.
What makes park home communities different is that they are usually located in rural or seaside areas, they tend to attract older residents (indeed many parks restrict residency to older people) and so there is a greater sense of community with a greater likelihood of knowing all your neighbours not just one or two. This is the park home lifestyle. If you would like more about the park home lifestyle click here.
While park homes are wonderful alternatives to bricks and mortar homes they do require a bit more maintenance than their bricks and mortar counterparts. That's where Park Homes Scotland comes in. If you are thinking of buying, consult us first to ensure that your are buying a property in good condition showing value for money. If you are selling have us inspect the property to ensure that you are meeting your contractual obligations in selling your home. In either event check out our guides to buying and selling park homes in Scotland.