Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions relating to choosing your location.

Finding your perfect park home FAQs

What are the benefits of living on a residential park?

Living on a residential park can be one of the best changes to your life. Not only will you be part of a community of likeminded individuals; you'll feel much more comfortable living in an area where everyone looks out for each other.

What are the benefits of owning a leisure lodge?

By purchasing a holiday lodge you'll have a place that is exclusively yours. If you choose to rent it out you'll gain a revenue stream also, however as each development is different it's worth checking your agreement with the park owner before starting to rent it out.

Park FAQs

What is a park?

A park is a private development of lodges/homes. They can vary in size, amenities and occupancy restrictions.

What is the difference between residential and holiday parks?

Residential parks have licensing from the council for occupancy all year around. Holiday parks generally have restrictions where you have to leave the park for a number of months, although it is becoming more common for parks to have 12 month licenses. The consequence of this is that an occupier of a residential park has access to postal services, can register at a doctors surgery etc. however a holiday park doesn't have these benefits as it should only be used as a holiday destination. With a holiday park you also need to have an alternative accommodation address.

How do I choose a park?

Not all parks are the same so it's really important to check that the facilities and features of the park suit your needs. Use our park finder service to learn about each park and narrow down the ones that you like the look of. We can put you in touch with a representative of each park and guide you through the park finding process.

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What is a "plot"?

A plot is the space on a park where your park home or holiday lodge will go. The park operator will have planning permission for a number of plots on the site. When looking at plots on a development, it's important to understand and learn about how the park operator will develop their site. The view from a plot may change as further phases of the site expand. It's also worth bearing in mind the orientation of the plot when it comes to your home/lodges layout. 

What are site fees?

Site fees vary by park operator and cover various charges required to service your home/lodge on site. These could include ground rent, site maintenance and utility charges. When going through the purchase of your home you should pay close attention to what is included and excluded to ensure you have a complete picture of what your future outgoings may be. Many customers choose to appoint a solicitor when going through the purchase process and your solicitor will be able to advise on any conditions that may affect site fees.

Can I rent out my lodge?

This depends on the terms of your agreement with the park operator. Look through the conditions of sale and remember you can always talk through this with the operator if you need clarification. Make sure any agreement that is made is given in writing as the park operator may reserve the right to remove permission at any time.

What happens if I want to sell my home/lodge?

The first point of contact if you want to sell your home/lodge is with the park operator. Your park operator will discuss the process and the charges that may apply. When purchasing a home it's worth having this information to hand should you ever need it in the future.

Making your move

Private land or Leisure Park?

The UK's leisure parks have huge appeal, combining stunning locations with great facilities and real convenience. But we know some people prefer placing Tingdene lodges on private land. We can help in both situations -whether you're buying as an investment or a holiday home.

Own land FAQs

What are the benefits of putting a home/lodge/build on your own land?

Putting a lodge on your own land gives you the freedom to choose the style and finish of the exterior. On parks a park operator may want to restrict the finish of the home so their development looks uniform. Your only restrictions may be what local planning authorities may impose. 

How do I get a home/lodge on my own land?

Tingdene offer a developer support service. We will be able to advise what processes you will need to follow so that your home arrives on site with as little stress as possible.

What will I need to consider when preparing my site for my own land?

The most important factor when thinking of putting a home on your own land is site access. Remember a lorry with your home needs to be able to get as close to the location as possible and then an all-wheel drive vehicle moves it into its final position. Other vehicles will need to get to site, such as the concrete lorry to pour the base, excavators for service trenches etc. Tingdene's developer consultancy service will be able to guide you through the process in further detail. To make an appointment with a member of the team get in touch ......

Do I need planning permission?

Although park homes/holiday lodges are able to be moved they are still bound by planning laws. Each local authority will have their requirements as well as the need to follow the government's national planning policy framework. If you need help or advise with discussing planning you can usually apply for pre application advice from the local authority. Tingdene have offered development services for over 20 years and can help you with this process.