Seven steps to buying a new residential park home

Once you have done your research, visited a number of parks and have found your ideal Tingdene Park to reside on, we have provided seven easy steps to get you into your new home.

STEP 1 - RESERVE THE PLOT

Once you have identified your ideal Tingdene Park, the first step to realising your dream lifestyle is for you to reserve a plot. A reservation fee will be needed to secure the plot for you for a set period of time.

STEP 2 - DESIGN YOUR HOME

Before your specification appointment, we would ask you to think carefully about what you do and do not require in your park home so that you have all the required information for your visit. You can of course, visit the Homemaker Centre at any time beforehand to get some ideas, however, we do not require you to undertake a specification until your current home is actually sold, subject to contract.

STEP 3 - SALE OF YOUR CURRENT HOME

The next step, if you have not already done so, is to place your current property for sale on the market. As soon as you receive an offer on your property (that you have accepted to become sold, subject to contract), you can make an appointment to visit Tingdene’s Homemaker Centre in Wellingborough, and put together a detailed specification for your chosen Tingdene home.

STEP 4 - THE PARK HOME SPECIFICATION

When you arrive at the Homemaker Centre, a Tingdene Homes Sales Representative will guide you through the specification. This will then be costed and prepared along with a detailed floor plan of the park home and a plot diagram. These will usually be sent to you for your approval within approximately two weeks of your visit.

STEP 5 - YOUR HOUSE SALE

We ask that you keep us informed of the progress of your house sale. As soon as you have any possible exchange and completion dates, please let us know straight away. This will help us plan ahead for the production process of your new home and to try and achieve the earliest completion date for you. If we are not kept informed of the situation, it could delay the production of your home. On exchange of contracts of your current property, we will require a letter from your solicitor as confirmation of this and also a further deposit equal to 10% of the final turnkey cost of your park home. Once these are received, we can then confirm your home up as an order and will be able to give you an approximate completion date for your new park home.

STEP 6 - THE COMPLETION DATE AND PAYMENT OF FUNDS

Two or three weeks before the anticipated completion date, an invoice showing the amount due, less any deposits paid and receipted will be sent to you. This will confirm the anticipated completion date and also detail how the outstanding funds can be paid. It should be noted that completion/occupation of the home will be unable to take place until the full balance of funds have been cleared into our account.

STEP 7 - THE DAY OF COMPLETION

On the day of completion, a Tingdene Representative will meet you at the park office and pending the satisfactory transfer of funds, two copies of the Written Statement under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 will need to be signed by you. The park office will retain one copy and the other is for your own records.

CONGRATULATIONS

The keys to your new park home can then be handed over.