Mobile homes in Spain questions and answers
Mobile homes in Spain:
Mobile homes in Spain have become very popular now with dedicated residential parks offering a very different retirement lifestyle. The camp sites along the coast are also now tapping into the mobile homes in Spain market.
This page contains many questions asked over the years. Our answers are below each one. It is a supplement to our FAQ page and compliments our Spain information page..
New mobile homes.
Question: Are the mobile homes advertised as new UK mobile homes built in Spain or in the UK?
Answer: The UK manufactured model mobile homes come from the UK and are transported to Spain. The price a dealer quotes will usually include the cost of transporting the mobile home.
Question: Can I buy a mobile home in the UK and have it taken to Spain myself or do I have to buy a mobile home from a dealer based in Spain?
Answer: Every park has its own rules regarding how a mobile home comes onto their park. Most will only deal with an authorised mobile home dealer in Spain who can report any warranty issue. UK mobile home dealers are not encouraged to supply export mobile home models to Spain.
Question: Do we pay for the new mobile home in Pounds or Euros and who do we pay, the mobile home dealers or the mobile home manufacturers?
Answer: UK manufactured mobile homes are usually advertised and paid for in GBP. Spanish built mobile homes are usually advertised in Euros although dealers like ourselves do fix the exchange rates for show homes and advertise them in both Euros and GBP.
You will always pay the dealers for a UK mobile homes as manufactures do not sell direct to the public.
Mobile home parks:
Question: What is the number one consideration between a dedicated residential mobile home park and a camp site that allows mobile homes as well?
Answer: In one word lifestyle. On a residential mobile home park in Spain you will find that the way of life is very similar to a residential mobile home park in the UK. On a camp site you will be within a mobile home section within the park and the lifestyle will be more geared up for the holiday makers.
Sub letting is not allowed on dedicated residential homes but can be on camp sites. If you want to earn from your mobile home in Spain you will need to buy one on a camp site.
Question: Am I guaranteed to become a resident of Spain if I buy a mobile home in Spain and can I become a resident before I buy one?
Answer: Everyone must satisfy the rules Spain have set out regarding becoming a resident. If you are retired and buying a mobile home on a residential park it is a lot easier to become a resident but only after the purchase of a mobile home in Spain.
Park La Posada takes care of the paperwork for you and of course you can check in advance what the process will involve. On a residential only park you have a postal address and registered with the local town hall.
Resale mobile homes:
Question: If I am to buy a second hand mobile home in Spain who am I buying the home from? Is it the owner of the home itself or the dealer advertising the home?
Answer: Unless the home itself belongs to the dealership advertising the mobile home in Spain you will be buying it from the owner direct. There are safeguards in place however. Your deposit will usually go into a client account and held until the sale completes.
Question: Does a resale mobile home come with any guarantee and if not is there any way a guarantee can be purchased?
Answer: A resale mobile home will only come with some form of manufactures guarantee as long as it is new enough to still be within the guarantee period when first purchased. Purchase warranties are not available on resale mobile homes in Spain.