You find a buyer for your caravan. You go down to the park to introduce them only to be told that upon the completion of the sale you’re being moved from your lakeside view position to the one near the bins.

Maybe this is a little extreme, but people are being presented with similar situations. There are two key considerations:

1 .The terms of your agreement. Make sure that you are fully aware of the private sale process and what your obligations are. You can’t expect the park owner to comply if you haven’t. If you haven’t got terms ask what the private sale process is.

2.  Be careful about varying terms by entering in to a ‘private sale agreement’. Whilst this may be a requirement of your pitch licence agreement you should be mindful of signing up to terms that may be to your detriment.

The ‘right to assign’ is described very clearly in the OFT’s document Guidance on Unfair Terms in Holiday Caravan Agreements (OFT734) and the following is particularly helpful:

  Published on 25 August 2022 By Jenny Blumsom