Are you dreaming of owning a mobile home in Spain? If you want to enjoy the pros of caravan ownership, Spain has so much to offer from breathtaking scenery to amazing food and that laidback lifestyle.
We’re more tempted than ever before to invest in static caravans, mobile homes and luxury lodges. But these are the essential tips you need to know before you arrange that buying trip.
Take your time
Spain may be the land of manana, but taking your time to look around and get a feel for the area should be top of your list. That might take several trips but it’s the only way you’ll find the park and the region that’s right for you. After all, you wouldn’t buy the first house you saw so why would you buy the first caravan?
If needs be, go back for a second or even third look. But don’t be rushed into signing anything or making a deposit before you’ve consulted a solicitor and talked with friends and family about buying your holiday home.
Check everything is legal
Buying a caravan or mobile home is a different process to buying a brick and mortar property. But it still makes sense to talk to a solicitor and let them check over the contract to ensure everything is legal. If you’re unsure about anything, then make sure you get back to the vendors with your questions.
You also need to check exactly what’s on offer in the sale price. There might be a satellite dish but is there a decoder included? Will you need to build a deck and how much does that cost on average? Knowing exactly what you’re purchasing will help you to budget properly for your holiday home.
You wouldn’t make a major purchase without checking the terms and conditions and buying your holiday home should be no different.
Always ask questions
We’re always happy to answer your questions because we understand that buying a holiday home can be a big commitment.
You won’t be the first person who wants to know whether there are English speaking staff on-site in the event of an emergency, or what your ongoing costs will be – you’ll need to budget for ground rent plus utilities including water and electricity.
Our Facebook page is one of the top places that our customers ask questions and get in touch.