If your contract has come to an end, or you’ve decided to sell up for your own reasons, it’s often the case that the quickest and easiest route to achieve a sale is to use a trader.
To gauge a price, start by contacting some companies to see how much they will offer you. Make sure that you try ringing three of four to get the best price.
When deciding on the price that you want, do some research. You can search the internet for your model to see what they are making in the open market. It may be worth looking at other parks in the area to see if there’s anything that’s comparable to yours; this will give you a good idea of the value of your caravan.
Once you have some prices, next refer to your pitch license agreement. There are generally two main considerations to bear in mind:
1. Notice to terminate your agreement
You may be required under the terms of your license to provide your park with notice to remove your caravan from the park or give them ‘first refusal’. Check your agreement to see what your obligations are in this regard. Within most agreements there will be a required 'notice period' which can vary from 14 to 120 days. We would always recommend submitting notice to the park in writing including any information required within the terms of your agreement (dates of intended removal etc.).
2. Disconnection and removal costs
There will (generally) be a disconnection and removal charge made by your park to ready your unit for collection by your purchaser by removing your unit from its pitch and transporting it to a collection point on park (usually the entrance or a car park accessible to a low-loading vehicle). The charges for this service vary dramatically across the UK but typically around the £750 mark.
You may also be asked to sign a ‘private sale form/agreement’, please read it carefully and make sure you are happy with any additional information/terms that may be mentioned that you may not have been previously been made aware of.
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Published on 25 January 2023 By Jenny Blumsom