NACO Blog

Read the latest insurance articles, industry news and reviews in our blog.


  20 March 2021 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Teän, Scilly Isles

In the spirit of 'social distancing' we thought that this may be a creative solution to avoiding any crowding issues! The Isles of Scilly are a cluster of picturesque islands 25 miles off the southwestern tip of Cornwall.

  22 February 2021 By Dan Ellacott

Unfair Terms Challenged!!

UPDATE!!!Are caravan park owners breaching consumer protection laws? (PART 2) - YouTubeUse this link to watch tonight! A really significant movement is developing for our industry and you all have the ability to get involved! On Wednesday e

  14 January 2021 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Home Review: The Prestige Homeseeker Lookout

Due to the restrictions we are still facing, it looks like we will be unable to make the annual pilgrimage North for what was the caravan show in Hull, but was set for a new location this year in Harrogate - deeply disappointing not to be able to meet our

  28 July 2020 By Dan Ellacott

VAT CUTS!!!

From the 15th July 2020, until 12 January 2021, the VAT rate for hospitality and tourism businesses has been cut from 20% to 5%, which means that restaurants, hotels and certain attractions will be able to reduce their tax on certain items.

  04 June 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Pitch Fee Refunds at UK Holiday Parks

Whilst we have been a little quite across our social media platforms and on our blog over the last couple of weeks that does not mean that we haven’t been doing anything.

  16 April 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Pitch Fees & Coronavirus...

We know that people have concerns about paying their pitch fees and meeting other financial obligations in relation to their holiday homes.

  19 March 2020 By Dan Ellacott

NACO & Covid-19 (coronavirus)

So, it seems that social distancing and self-isolation is paramount whilst not forgetting to look after our older generation too.

  19 March 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Parks & Covid-19 coronavirus

Park closures & open season delays We’re beginning to get a fair amount of contact regarding what happens if a park owner either closes the park or extends the ‘closed season’.

  01 March 2020 By Dan Ellacott

NACO - A Mean, Green Machine?

At our offices, we try our best to be conscious of our environmental impact, both at home and at work.

  26 February 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Home Review: The Swift S-Pod 6

Hello Holiday Caravanners! Here, I re-visit Swift and their new and inspired offering – The S-Pod 6 and the S-Pod 6 Escape.

  24 February 2020 By Dan Ellacott

Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020

Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020We’ve just got back from an excellent week at the NEC in Birmingham at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show 2020.

  15 November 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Holkham Beach

This stunning-looking beach – easily one of the best-looking in the UK – would invariably be packed with visitors if it were more easily reached.

  20 September 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Is Static Caravan Insurance Obligatory?

Do You Have to Insure a Static Caravan?Ordinarily, there are no legal requirements to insure your static holiday caravan or lodge, however more often than not parks up and down the country will require you to have insurance as part of any contract or

  09 September 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Away Resorts Announce New Development...

Away Resorts have announced an exciting new development at their Tattershall Lakes park in Lincolnshire – their new pool area is set to open Easter 2020!The new outdoor heated swimming pool will feature all sorts of special extras – here&rsq

  08 September 2019 By Dan Ellacott

The Caravan and Holiday Home Expo 2019

The Caravan and Holiday Home Expo 2019!Another cracking show weekend at the Lawns in Cottingham, expertly directed by Teamwork Professionals.

  01 September 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Home Review: The Willerby Vogue Classique

Welcome and thank you for joining us for a rather special spotlight feature, we have kindly been invited to showcase the brand new 2020 Willerby Vogue Classique ahead of this year’s Holiday Caravan Expo.&

  16 August 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Are you heading to the Caravan and Holiday Home Expo in Hull?

Are you thinking of buying a new static caravan or upgrading when you visit the caravan and holiday home show on 7th & 8th September 2019? Here are our 5 top things to think about when buying a new holiday home or lodge..

  14 August 2019 By Dan Ellacott

AquaPlanet SUP Review

I’d eagerly awaited the arrival of my SUP which arrived quickly and was well packed.

  12 August 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Talacre Beach

Talacre Village in North Wales is set beside miles of world-famous golden sand dunes, an award winning beach, an RSPB nature reserve & Special Area of Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an iconic lighthouse (built 1776) most recently seen on TV in Dulux&#

  10 July 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Seven Sisters

Whilst the dominant aspect of this arresting coastline isn’t necessarily the beach itself, it has to be included in our list of top spots! The name ‘Seven Sisters’ refers to the seven peaks of the white chalk cliffs that dominate th

  03 May 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Relocation After a Sale

A common issue that our team has dealt with this year is relocation following a private sale of their holiday caravan.

  03 January 2019 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Park Review: Polzeath Beach Holiday Park

We recently visited Michael Wonnacott at Polzeath Beach Holiday Park to take a look around his beautiful park situated on the North Cornwall coast…The holiday park is set in the village of Old Polzeath with its Post Office, shops, a local pub a

  04 December 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Park Review: Coghurst Hall Holiday Park

Clare Fraser from Coghurst Hall holiday park gives us the low-down on their beautiful park near Hastings in Sussex…“Coghurst Hall holiday park offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere and a wide range of superb leisure facilities and great

  01 November 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Park Review: Lanyon Holiday Park

Jayne Rielly from Lanyon holiday park gives us the low-down on their beautiful park near Redruth in Cornwall…“There are great views from Lanyon, you can watch the sun set over the ocean and spread across the sky from St Ives Bay.

  11 September 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Product Review: Aztec Windbreak

I’m not a windbreak specialist but some time ago at a little festival a friend of mine stuck up a couple of windbreaks.

  25 August 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Winter Weather

Winter weather? What? We’re having a heatwave….

  18 July 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Pitch Fee Increases

It won’t be long until pitch fee reviews are being undertaken and being sent out to caravan and lodge owners across the UK.

  10 July 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Saving Private Buyin'

Most of the considerations when buying privately (via a caravan owner) are the same as if you’re buying through the park.

  03 July 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Home Review: Willerby Skye Caravan

The Skye is Willerby’s answer to the demand in ‘staycation’ properties in the UK, with more families now looking to holiday in Britain.

  19 June 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Rhossili Bay

 Rhossili Bay has been voted Wales' Best Beach 2017 and you’ll find 3 miles of sandy shore, with watersports and surfing, (Rhossili benefits from the Atlantic swell) whilst sand-castle builders benefit from the fine golden sand!This i

  22 May 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Best British Beaches: Durdle Door

Eroded by time and nature, Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks.

  26 April 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Park Review: Gilsland Holiday Park

We recently spoke to Carlene and Adam Macnair about their beautiful holiday park in North Berwick, East Lothian - here’s what they had to say:“Run by the Macnair family since the 1930’s, Gilsland Park was originally bought by Dr Robe

  10 April 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Residential Usage

As I’m writing this, we’re still in the throes of dealing with a substantial number of claims relating to freezing water in pipework and boilers up and down the UK.

  23 March 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Park Review: Glan Gwna Country Holiday Park

We spoke to Simon Element at Glan Gwna Estates Ltd about their beautiful holiday park in Gwynedd, North Wales - here’s what he had to say:“Glan Gwna Country Holiday Park is an exclusive and private caravan and lodge holiday home park set i

  13 March 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Length of Licence

Maybe surprisingly, one aspect of the agreement between a park operator and caravan owners Is the “term” of the agreement or the length of the licence.

  02 March 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Holiday Home Review: Swift Alsace Caravan

I saw the new Swift Alcase at The Lawns Caravan show back in September 2016 and loved it! When looking around the shows, there are so many caravans to see -  if you’ve been before it takes something very different to stand out from the crowd!

  23 February 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Re-Opening Your Caravan for Spring...

With more and more parks extending their seasons, the good news is that many of us only need be away from our holiday homes for a short while - but whether you have been away from your park for just a couple of weeks or for those of us that still have a l

  02 February 2018 By Dan Ellacott

Advice: Life's a Pitch!

One of the many appealing elements of owning a static holiday caravan or lodge on a holiday park is the associated pitch, which will have been chosen for a variety of reasons.

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Advice on buying a Static Holiday Caravan

There are many things to consider if you’re buying a static holiday caravan in the UK and we’ve put together a guide that covers some important points that you’ll need to consider.

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Static Holiday Caravan Park Disconnection Costs

You may have come across this term in your pitch licence agreement or in other correspondence from your park and wondered what this means! Learn more in our article.

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Code of Practice at Static Holiday Caravan Parks

Many years ago the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) encouraged the industry to devise a ‘Code of Practice’ to assist consumers in obtaining fair treatment.

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Static Caravan Condensation Advice

With the continuously increasing costs of heating we need to be as energy efficient as possible to reduce some of this cost, leaving us a little extra to spend on holiday!

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Decking and Skirting Advice

This article aims to advise members about decking and skirting at caravan parks. We hope that it helps you with your situation.

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Eviction and Termination Guidance

It’s important that you are aware of your rights and obligations with regards to eviction and termination, get all the information in our latest article.

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Static Caravan Drain Down Advice

It’s every caravan owner’s worst nightmare, returning to the park after the winter close down to find that a burst pipe has caused catastrophic damage!

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Business Rates at Caravan Parks

We all know that prices usually go up, year to year, and business rates are no exception. Get all the latest information here.

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Advice on siting a Static Holiday Caravan or Lodge

In most cases your caravan or lodge will be sited on your behalf by your park operator or supplier who should be consulted if you require further advice or have any concerns about on siting.

  10 November 2017 By Dan Ellacott

Council Tax at Static Holiday Caravan Parks

Static holiday caravans that are not used as sole or main residence are not classed as domestic property. It follows that these units are used to determine the holiday park’s rateable value.