Choosing which caravan holiday home to buy is exciting and there are many things to consider. The NCC can offer informed, impartial advice on what to look for.
NCC Approved Badge
NCC member manufacturers' homes carry an NCC Approved badge, this means that the home has been inspected and approved through the NCC Product Approval Scheme which makes sure the home is safe.
Holiday parks are graded in a similar way to hotels, using 1 to 5 stars, through the British Graded Holiday Parks Scheme. BGHPS differentiates the level of facilities and services across parks and helps customers to identify quality.
- Ensure you have a written agreement between you and the holiday park where your holiday home is sited.
- Make sure you understand your rights and obligations set out in this agreement - you may wish to take professional advice.
- Find out about all the costs involved. Although mortgages are not obtainable on holiday homes, finance is available.
There will be show homes on most parks.
Some holiday home distributors have large display areas with lots of different models that can be sited on a variety of parks. Knowledgeable sales staff will be on hand to advise you about the advantages of the various models and the facilities on the different parks they represent in the local area.
If you have someone with special requirements, some holiday home models can be adapted for their needs. See Special Needs and Accessibility.