Unless you buy land on which to site your mobile home, you will have to pay pitch fees to the owner of the site you live on. Pitch fees will vary in price, but are usually around £70-£120 a month. Read the page on mobile home sites to find out what you need to consider when looking at a site.
There are laws regulating the renting of pitches that give you certain rights, including protection from eviction. When you buy your mobile home, you are entitled to a written statement laying out the terms and conditions of renting the pitch and living in the park.
If you are buying a new home in a park, you will be able to negotiate the terms of the agreement with the site owner. However, if you are buying a second-hand home, you will have to abide by the previous owner’s agreement. This means:
- on the downside, you won’t be able to change any conditions you’re unhappy with
- on the upside, the site owner cannot change the conditions either and so, for example, cannot increase the pitch fees when you move in.
The section on owning a mobile home explains more.