The east and west sides of the United States are extremely different, but no less exciting, places. But it’s not just our star-spangled cousins across the Atlantic who have cornered the market on pan-geographical excitement. The landscape, people and living options on either side of the UK are just as fascinating, especially if you’re looking to put down roots in a residential mobile home.
This month, we visit a trio of sublime parks: one in Worcestershire, in the west; and two in the east, in Kent and Norfolk.
All three sites have something different to offer prospective home buyers but they are all united by the welcoming, community spirit that’s unique to our wonderful way of life. Turn to page eight to kick off your park search this May!
But that’s not all – there’s also an illuminating article on refurbishing your park home on page 44. We drop in on a radical transformation of an aged park home by Residentiel Vinyl, a specialist outfit who can work wonders on any make or model. You’ll be amazed when you see our dramatic photos!
Finally, we turn the spotlight on one of the hottest topics currently occupying the imaginations of the park home community: the 10 per cent commission charge paid to site owners on the sale of a home.
This is an issue that, historically, has divided opinion. To reflect the range of views on this complicated subject we talk to trade organisations the British Holiday and Home Parks’ Association and the National Caravan Council and different park owners. Whatever your take on the matter – whether you think the commission should be reviewed or you see it as a vital revenue stream that keeps great park owners in business – you’ll find our feature unmissable reading (see page 64).
Enjoy the issue!
Alex Melvin, Editor