Mobile homes in Spain FAQ
Below are some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to buying a Pre Owned Mobile Home or a new Mobile Home
Can I come and take a look without any pressure to buy?
It is what we do best. We are here to show you the lifestyle and the local towns and villages. If after visiting you are very interested in living in Spain you are always welcome back on a second or third visit.
What will my resale mobile home cost exactly?
The advertised price is the guide price for the home including decking, fixtures and fittings. Quite often sellers will also accept an offer if it is “in the region of”. It is what makes buying a re-sale mobile home so cost effective, because all the hard work has already been done and the home can be enjoyed straight away.
What is included in the resale mobile home price?
The homes are all fully furnished. Extras added to the home after it was installed such as decking, sheds and washing machines for example are listed as part of the sale document and are included in the advertised price so you will know exactly what you are buying. There will be no hidden extras and of course you can see everything in place when you view the home.
Your team member on your Inspection Visit will make sure that you see only the homes that might interest you and if your Inspection Visit is only a fact finding visit then we show you our selection of resale show homes that are empty allowing you time to get a feel of what living in a mobile home could be like.
What are the Annual Park Fees?
The Park fees are 354 Euros** a month paid every 6 months. When converted to GBP you will be amazed what you will be getting for your money. For your money you will be getting 5 star facilities, the services of a a bi-lingual staff, 24 hour security and a park that is maintained to the highest of standards. Nothing in Spain beats it in terms of quality and what is on offer.
**Paradise Park have larger plots priced individually as to their size.
What are the legal requirements?
A lease is issued by the Park owners and renewed automatically every time the park fees are paid. You will always have a lease first before the purchase of the home. After that all is required for the home is a legal contract of sale to include a home check just prior to the purchase of the home. The legal sales agreement and home check costs 200 Euros and is money well spent. Costa Difference Ltd takes care of all the paperwork that is required. The parks take care of you once you arrive.
How long can my mobile home remain on the Park?
There is no limit as to the length of time the home can stay on site. Provided the fees are paid and the site rules and regulations are met, the Park Management will respect you as the owner and the rental agreement will be automatically renewed. The home can stay for its lifetime.
Are pets allowed on the mobile home parks?
The golden rule is up to two domestic pets per plot, although in cases where there are three pets, they are considered by the parks on a case by case basis. Contact us if in doubt.
Are the parks legal and fully established?
The parks are well established and are certainly legal. A copy of the license is on display in the reception. Residents are also registered with the local town hall which proves the point further. The parks are owned by different Spanish families who are well connected to the local villages.
Can I rent a mobile home first on the park?
The parks are 5 star fully residential which means no subletting is allowed on the park. It is what separates them from joint camping/mobile home parks. Residents know that life will be relaxed because they will not have different holiday makers living next door every two weeks.
Do you offer free inspection visits?
Free inspection visits were the tricks of the trade for selling timeshares. That as everyone knows leads to pressure selling. That is the last thing we want. What we offer therefore are cost price short visits that include airport transfers and hotel accommodation. The short visits cost £79 per person (no extras if coming on your own) and for that you will enjoy an informative visit conducted by a park resident and not a salesman. Our short inspection visits are just that, a chance to inspect the quality of the park and see the lifestyle for yourself
Do you sell new mobile homes?
Park La Posada has plots for new and are currently running a VERY SPECIAL offer on all new Willerby & BK Bluebird mobile homes. La Posada is offering FREE standard installation saving £1500. The price of the home will only be the RRP shown on the Willerby and BK Bluebird websites plus transport costs which will be quoted for the size of home. Paradise Park near Alicante also has plots for new homes and again they are RRP plus transport. The park does however charge clients 4000€ direct for entrance to the park and installation. Please note that gas installation is not included as that has to be done under contract between the owner of the home with the local gas company.
Do you sell Park Lodge Homes? We not only sell them we also design them. We are one of the first companies in Spain to offer this service. Our Park lodge Homes are really special. We have a dedicated website for them. www.costaparklodge.com The latest design is “The Windsor” which is a 41 x 13 two bedroom two bathroom model that is out of this world. Designed by us and built by Alhambra Homes in Alicante nothing comes close in terms of style of home and quality.
What are the medical facilities like?
In a word, superb. 24 hour medical centres in the village as well as a very modern hospital in Antequera and in Elche. If retired it is simply a matter of getting registered with the local doctors. Park La Posada include all the registration process as part of their service so it is all free of charge. On other parks there is about a 200 Euro charge to cover the registration processes.
Can I buy without visiting the parks?
A BIG no to this question, and it is one we have been asked several times. Visits are an important way to see if living in Spain is ideal on an individual basis. During the visit we give lots and lots of information as well as showing the parks and area. It is only once you have returned to the UK, reflected on what you have seen and have been told, can you say with any degree of confidence that you want to live on a 5* mobile home park in Spain
The parks themselves are deemed to be 5 star as pointed out in a recent newsletter and we will answer all your questions if we have the pleasure of welcoming you to either park.
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BUYING A RESALE MOBILE HOME
The process is very easy. First choose from the homes on sale on our website, the homes you would like to view on a visit.
If a home ticks all the boxes during your visit you simply make a purchase request.
If the seller agrees to the sale we then arrange for a legal sales agreement to be drawn up and signed by all parties. This service costs just 200 Euros and it also includes a home check of the boiler, air-conditioning, cooker, fridge and freezer by the park engineers just prior to completion. Paying for this service takes the home off sale straight away.
A 10% deposit is then paid into a "Client Account" within 14 days and remains there until the completion date which will be on or before three months after an offer has been accepted. .
Just prior to the completion date the home is checked, we take possession of the home, and you will be advised to make the final payment to the seller. Once it is confirmed that the payment has been made the home is then yours.
No wonder resale mobile homes are so popular.
BUYING A NEW HOME
Buying a new mobile home or a custom-built Park Lodge Home is just as easy. It simply involves different processes. For UK manufactured mobile homes we recommend Willerby/BK Bluebird and Regal Leisure Homes.
Both manufacturers display show homes at various mobile home shows throughout the year, so you can always get to see the latest models. Regal Leisure also have the big advantage in that they are not far from Yeovil our UK base, which means we can easily arrange factory visits.
For Park Lodge Homes designed and built in Alicante it is a different process. Once a plot has been reserved you can start designing a home best suited to where it will be going. Where to put a French Door? Where the lounge should go? What view from the kitchen window?
To help you design your home we allocate a project manager to you. He will arrange a visit to the factory in Alicante so you can see for yourself all the choices you have. You can even start with a model already designed such as “The Windsor” and alter it to suit you.
No two Park Lodge Homes will look the same which means you can make the home into something special to you. You will also not be paying so much money to transport the home to the park as it will already be in Spain. This means more can be spent on the home itself.
New UK mobile home or custom built Park Lodge Home? The choice is yours after you have reserved your plot on either park. New homes require a 35% deposit and the balance paid once the home is ready to be transported.
WHY COSTA DIFFERENCE?
The name Costa Difference was chosen for a reason back in 2005. Costa as in Costa del Sol or Costa Blanca, and Difference because we want to show the difference between dedicated genuine residential mobile home parks and tourist camping sites that also allow mobile homes.
Making a difference is all down to being passionate in what we do. We are also working with park owners who share our passion. The result? We are showing two wonderful residential mobile home parks that are without doubt the best retirement parks that Spain has to offer.
Having chosen to represent residential parks only we are now tasked by the park owners to help people see for themselves if living in Spain is really for them. Spain does not suit everyone which is why that aspect of what we do is so important.
So where does our service start? We think that perhaps it has already started with you reading this and all the other information we have provided online. Maybe you now have some questions for us? If so please feel free to contact us and ask them.
Once you feel that you have found all the answers the next stage is to seriously think about coming on a visit to see a residential park and the lifestyle the residents enjoy.
On a short-dedicated visit you will have a golden opportunity to talk to residents you meet whilst on the park. Asking them questions at the time is a great idea because you will be hearing about their genuine experiences.
The Costa Difference way is very different. Our testimonials come from the residents themselves face to face. They have all gone through the same experiences. Started by asking questions, then came on a visit. After that it is back to the UK with plenty to think about.
If you do the same and moving to Spain becomes your dream, then we are going to be with you all the way.
There are many “Costa” companies on the internet selling everything to do with Spain but there is only ONE Costa Difference Mobile Homes in Spain. To find us again easily why not bookmark this page. We are at your service.
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