Can I claim a refund on my caravan site fees?
Fees for amenities, utilities and sewerage and entertainment, for example, are not being used and would be due a refund. The actual fee for keeping your caravan on site, and the added security this provides, however, will still need to be paid.
What rights do static caravan owners have?
Give the park owner the right to sell your possessions to recover money you owe him. Make you pay an excessive interest rate, or extra penalty charges, for late payment of fees and charges. Allow the park owner complete freedom to decide the meaning f terms in the agreement.
What is the cooling off period when buying a caravan?
Buying at a show is classed as an on-premises sale, with the same rights as if you were buying at a dealership. That makes it simple. The NCC recommend its dealers adopt a five-day cooling-off period when buying at a show, so check if this can be built in when signing a contract.
Are haven refunding site fees?
If we find out we’ve undercharged you because of a mistake on our part, we’ll get in touch to put things right. We’ll give you the choice of cancelling your holiday for a full refund or paying the full price. And if we’ve overcharged you by mistake, we’ll give you back the difference in price.
What are the rules for living in a static caravan?
No, you can’t live all year round on a holiday park as static caravans and lodges on holiday parks are designed to be used as holiday homes rather than primary addresses. You must have a main address as your permanent residence, which your holiday home cannot be.
How long can a static caravan stay on site?
10 – 20 years
Most operators allow you to keep a static caravan on their park for 10 – 20 years, with lodges allowing slightly longer – although this should be determine in your site license agreement.
Are you legally allowed to live in a caravan?
It isn’t uncommon to see travelling communities being moved on by police and as a result of this, most people believe it is illegal to live in a caravan. In reality, it is not illegal to permanently inhabit a caravan.
Can I live in my caravan all year?
Can you live in a holiday home on a park all year/permanently? No, you can’t live on a holiday park permanently. You must have a main address as your permanent residence, which your holiday home cannot be. Similarly, if you downsize to buy a holiday home, you’ll still need to maintain a main residence.
Are Haven refunding holidays?
We’ll give you the choice of cancelling your holiday for a full refund or paying the full price. And if we’ve overcharged you by mistake, we’ll give you back the difference in price.
How long can you keep a caravan on a Haven site?
Your caravan will have to be no more than seven years old* and unlike many other caravan operators who require you to change your caravan every 5-10 years, Haven owners can enjoy their holiday home for as long as they like. The only thing we ask is that you pay your annual site fees and ongoing costs.
Can I live on a caravan site all year?
Is it illegal to live in a caravan?
Is there an ombudsman for caravan parks?
In the case of holiday parks, there is no ombudsman to which you can take your problem for independent assessment.
What do caravan site fees cover?
A static caravan site fee, or pitch fee as we usually refer to it, is the amount you pay to keep your holiday home at the park for the year. It includes the cost of making water and electricity available to your holiday home and winter storage for parks that don’t have a 12-month season.
Can a caravan park be charged more for electricity?
According to OFGEM (Office For Gas & Electricity Markets), You should not be charged more than the park owner is charged for the supply of electricity. However, there are some instances that can make this difficult to calculate.
How does the caravan Charger charge the battery?
When you disconnect the battery and put a multimeter on the battery clamps with the mains switched on the multimeter shows 13. 3v which would indicate that the charge coming from the caravan charger is working. However when you reconnect the battery with caravan charger on the charge drops back down to 11. 69 again.
Can a caravan park owner rip you off?
It’s highly unlikely your caravan park owner would be ripping you off. They have to keep their electricity prices in line with OFGEM legislation. It’s also unlikely they would rip you off with gas prices. They need to charge an amount that makes their business viable, at the same time, keep their customers happy.
How can I tell if my caravan battery is working?
The new battery is now only showing 11. 69 on a multimeter and will not charge any more than this from the internal charger in the caravan. When you disconnect the battery and put a multimeter on the battery clamps with the mains switched on the multimeter shows 13. 3v which would indicate that the charge coming from the caravan charger is working.