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Thread #79385   Message #1437584
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
18-Mar-05 - 07:45 AM
Thread Name: Static Caravan, Anyone live in one?
Subject: RE: Static Caravan, Anyone live in one?
Some distant relatives by marriage recently moved into one up near Morecambe. Beutiful van. 3 bedrooms - loads of space - lovely site etc. They were however seriously mis-advised about some of the regulations. Dunno if it is the same everywhere - I suspect so because it seems to be something to do with either local or national taxation. Anyhow, they were led to believe they had to move out for 4 weeks a year. No problem they thought. With all the cash left over from the sale of the house and the reduced costs in the van they could afford a month in Spain every winter. Come last November there was a knock on the door. Only then were they advised that the site had to be cleared for the whole of December and January apart from a few days over Christmas and new year.

They are selling and still fighting a battle over who mis-sold it:-( I would have thought it was covered by the same laws as buying and selling houses but, apparantly, it is not always the case.

Check out how long you can stay there is the moral of the story!

Cheers

DtG