Full Timing in Static Caravan plus Motorhome - Advice Needed Please ?

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Could have posted this in general chat but thought the thread may get some more attention here.
I am likely going to have to move out of where I live next Summer / Autumn 2021

I am thinking of possibly buying land, or possibly staying in a mobile home or static caravan on a park
My area of interest is North Wales as a base

Does anyone know of any space for Van parking or where I could maybe purchase a static with space to park also my van.
I am looking for somewhere close to the Coast?

Any help or advice appreciated, TIA (y)
 

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dunno for sure, but I don't think in Great Britain (no idea of NI) you can just buy land to park a van or static caravan on and live in it (which is a great shame really). Only way to do that is if you were also building a permanent structure and the caravan was just temporary accomodation.
 

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dunno for sure, but I don't think in Great Britain (no idea of NI) you can just buy land to park a van or static caravan on and live in it (which is a great shame really). Only way to do that is if you were also building a permanent structure and the caravan was just temporary accomodation.
Yeah, I am kinda aware of that which is why I am also looking at various Parks that have statics for sale but cannot find many in North wales so wondered if any folk had some insider knowledge ? Thanks @wildebus
 

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Are you aware of this site - https://www.parkhome.org.uk/results.php ? might help.
You could also look at Holiday parks potentially? usually have a period of time where they close to prevent being classed as residential, but as you will still have a campervan, just means you would full-time in the camper for that period :)
 
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No I wasn't aware and that's very helpful, thanks very much :)
 

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In N Ireland you cannot live on land over so many days,but if you buy north or south land with outline planing ang et founds in to dpc level but do no more ypu can stay as long as you like,in the north you will be rated after18mths ,no rates down south.
But if you have a big bit of land and buy 3 alpacas and get them sheared for wool then no rates up noth as classed as farming,wonder would that work for my cat. 🤔
 

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Try Rightmove as well.
You may need somewhere where you can get on the electoral roll for many reasons
Best to check that and occupancy rules
 
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What about NI / Ulster
Mid-Wales may suit better
Want to be near the Coast and cannot go mid-Wales or NI due to work commitments, that would be next step after missus has retired to maybe look at mid Wales, I was born in Haverfordwest !
 

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I am thinking of possibly buying land, or possibly staying in a mobile home or static caravan on a park
In general, you can't buy a plot of land and decide to live on it. The planning people will turn nasty, whether it's a building, a caravan or even just a bender.
The other thing to be aware of is that houses, however tatty, tend to go up in value over time.
On a park site, after a few years, you will probably be required to buy a new caravan to avoid making the place look tatty.
Caravans, however palatial, always go down in value. They're a very poor investment.
Only buy one if you don't have any way to raise the capital to buy a proper building.
 

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Statics are the biggest potential money pit you can pour money into, sites dictate gas prices , need to arrange insurance through them , and any work needs doing needs to go through the office so they get a cut....sell a van and typically they want 15% plus vat as a commission...better off short term renting a small house through an agent or word of mouth

North Wales around Towyn there are numerous sites but the majority ran along the above lines. An alternative is a seasonal pitch on one of the big parks like ty mawr but not cheap
 

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Could have posted this in general chat but thought the thread may get some more attention here.
I am likely going to have to move out of where I live next Summer / Autumn 2021

I am thinking of possibly buying land, or possibly staying in a mobile home or static caravan on a park
My area of interest is North Wales as a base

Does anyone know of any space for Van parking or where I could maybe purchase a static with space to park also my van.
I am looking for somewhere close to the Coast?

Any help or advice appreciated, TIA (y)
The good news is site plot fees are cheaper in north wales than the south east, however static caravans and park homes are there for the site owners to make as much money as possible.
If you can find £80,000 you could buy a house :)

You won't be able to put a secondhand caravan on some land or a campsite. :(
 
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Want to be near the Coast and cannot go mid-Wales or NI due to work commitments, that would be next step after missus has retired to maybe look at mid Wales, I was born in Haverfordwest !
hi. if you buy a static on a holiday site they will want a letter to prove you are paying council tax on a house.
 

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There are a few houses around the Boston area that have statics in the garden. So why not a house you can rent and a static when you need it. You will also have someone looking after things while you are away. Its a temporary building so you won't need planning permission but I would have a word with Council first. Lincolnshire is one of the cheapest places to live. Some really nice coastal areas. One of the biggest problems they have is lack of jobs which keeps house prices down especially out on the Fenns. Its flat farming country and low pay.
 

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I know a guy that owns a small park in Towyn, right next to the coast down the end of Sandbank lane 2.5k per year rent.. I have a static there and he lets me park my 7.5 m van when I need to,What size is your van OP ?

I dont have my van there all the time but pop down sometimes with it for a few nights. \tight squeeze getting in 7.5m (ish) but there are a coupe of statics down one side with a large parking area. Im seeing him tomorrow and Ill PM you here if he has naything coming up.

With the covid Statics are hard to get atm, but Im sure the guy at number 21 is selling up.
 
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There are a few houses around the Boston area that have statics in the garden. So why not a house you can rent and a static when you need it. You will also have someone looking after things while you are away. Its a temporary building so you won't need planning permission but I would have a word with Council first. Lincolnshire is one of the cheapest places to live. Some really nice coastal areas. One of the biggest problems they have is lack of jobs which keeps house prices down especially out on the Fenns. Its flat farming country and low pay.
You can need planning permision for this quite often.
 

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There are a few houses around the Boston area that have statics in the garden. So why not a house you can rent and a static when you need it. You will also have someone looking after things while you are away. Its a temporary building so you won't need planning permission but I would have a word with Council first. Lincolnshire is one of the cheapest places to live. Some really nice coastal areas. One of the biggest problems they have is lack of jobs which keeps house prices down especially out on the Fenns. Its flat farming country and low pay.

Yes youre right I live in Lincolnshire,just outside Skegness.Many jobs are seasonal on minimum wage.It was one of the cheapest places for property but I feel that is now changing.Plenty of seasonal Farmwork but not easy to get a position.
 
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You can need planning permision for this quite often.

Planning permission for what? The caravan you sure as they are temporary structures.Although I think You will need to get planning if you intend to connect it up with all services i/e sewage Electric water etc.
 
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