Are the running costs different from conventional housing?
Fillybrook Fields are not allowed to add any extra charges to our resident’s utility bill, there for as with conventional housing you will need to make the usual provisions for council tax, gas, electric and water bills. These do tend to compare favourably to conventional housing bills. Although you do not pay Stamp Duty, when purchasing a park home, you must consider pitch fees, which are in place to cover the maintenance in and around the park.
Are park homes efficient?
Park homes are incredibly energy efficient; they are made with greater U-Values (the basis for measuring the effectiveness of building materials as an insulator). This is one of the many benefits of living in a park home.
What will my pitch fee include?
Your pitch fee covers the following;
- General landscaping to all communal areas
- Maintenance to communal areas
- Street lighting
- Foul drainage
- Site signage
- Health and safety repairs to all communal areas
- Site insurances – individual home insurance is the responsibility of individual residents, this is not covered under this
- Site safety certifications (electrical and fire)
- Fire extinguisher testing (applicable to site-provided communal extinguishers)
- BH&HPA Membership
- General administration
Can I resell my park home?
Should you wish to move from Fillybrook Fields, you may sell your home at any time, as with conventional housing. We can guide you through the selling process for a speedy sale.
Will the pitch fee increase?
There is a yearly pitch fee review and if there is a need to increase this, this will usually increase no more than in line with RPI, which was no more than between £1.50 and £3 per month last year. This will only be increased if there is a need to cover any increase in the parks running costs.
How do I secure buying a home?
Fillybrook Fields have two routes you can go down when purchasing a park home-
A cash purchase – in order to do this, you would need to meet with a member of the Fillybrook team to sign documentation, along with a deposit to secure your home. The remaining balance is them paid when you are ready to move.
Assisted Sale – this involves meeting with a member of the Fillybrook team for a consultation in order to sign documentation, along with a deposit to secure your home. We will then look after the sale of your existing home; upon completion of the sale the balance of your park home will be paid to us and any surplus directly to you. You will then be able to move into your Park home with ease as soon as you wish to do so.
Do I need a solicitor in the purchase of a park home?
Unlike a traditional bricks and mortar property, there is no requirement for a solicitor when purchasing a park home.
Can I make amendments to my park home?
You are free to amend the interior of your home as you wish, we would recommend that you use a familiar contractor to the park homes when replacing the bathroom or kitchen.
You must ensure you have written permission from the park owner before amending the exterior of you park home or the area surrounding your home. We will not unreasonable refuse any request that is compliant with our license conditions, should you wish to discuss this further please do not hesitate to ask us about this.
Can I rent a park home?
Fillybrook Fields’ park homes are for purchase only.
Can I rent out my park home?
The Mobile Homes Act confirms your park home must be your main residence in the UK, you are not to rent out your home.
What about utility payments and council tax?
You will need to make the usual provision for the payment of council tax, gas, water and electricity bills. You should establish what these are likely to be before you buy. For example, many park homes are rated in ‘Band A’ for council tax purposes (the lowest band).