FAQS...

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A good number of our residents, along with many others who have enquired about purchasing a home from us, are relative newcomers to park home living. We are here to help and shall be pleased to answer any questions that you may have.


Below is a series of more commonly asked questions…

YOUR QUESTIONS...

How much is the Pitch Fee and Council Tax? (Click to Reveal)

The pitch fees vary between single and twin units. An annual pitch fee is paid monthly and is reviewed annually. For council tax, all of the homes on our park are in Band A. Should you wish to find out the current outgoings relating to a home that you are interested in, then please do contact us on 07973 817 191 or via our contact form.

What other services do I pay for? (Click to Reveal)

Residents are responsible for normal household expenses, such as electricity, gas and water bills and for arranging their own home insurance.

Is a Warranty provided with the home? (Click to Reveal)

Brand new homes are supplied with a 10 year Manufacturer’s Warranty. Pre-owned homes are provided with the balance of the 10 year Warranty, if any remains.

Is there a lease and how long is the term? (Click to Reveal)

Our park homes are not sold on a leasehold basis. Greencombe Limited owns the freehold to Darelyn Park and we have permanent planning permission for use the park for residential park homes. Park home owners on residential parks are provided with a Written Statement under the Mobile Homes Act 1983. This provides the resident with an indefinite security of tenure, subject to abiding by the terms of the agreement. Residents’ right to stay in their home on their plot, for as long as they wish, is protected.

Do I need a Solicitor to assist with the purchase? (Click to Reveal)

We are very happy to liaise with your solicitor and we do recommend obtaining your own professional advice. We find that most purchasers of park homes do not employ the services of a solicitor, however. There are plenty of surprising savings that can be made when purchasing a park home and, on that note, you may also be interested to know that Stamp Duty is not levied on park home purchases! You pay the price agreed for the home fully sited and furnished.

Who maintains the grounds? (Click to Reveal)

Greencombe Limited is responsible for the maintenance of the communal grounds and park boundaries. Residents are responsible for the maintenance of their home, the pitch and any outbuildings, fencing or vegetation enjoyed with the pitch.

What are the Park Rules? (Click to Reveal)

We do have a set of rules in place on the park.  They are intended to make life on the park enjoyable for everyone and to ensure standards of cleanliness, civility and care are kept.  Please take a look at our ‘Park’ page to find out more.

How long can I keep my home on the Park? (Click to Reveal)

No time frame is enforced. Greencombe Ltd simply asks that owners keep their homes clean, tidy, safe and secure in accordance with the park rules.

Can I pass my residential park home to family or Estate? (Click to Reveal)

Yes. The remaining spouse can continue to reside in the park home with the full benefit of the Mobile Homes Act 1983, or the executor of your estate can sell the park home.

How do I sell my home? (Click to Reveal)

You can sell your home at any time to the park owner or privately to a third party. Under the Mobile Home Act 1983 (including Model Standards 2008), the park owner is allowed to charge up to a maximum of 10% of the sale price to the purchaser.

Are pets allowed on the Park? (Click to Reveal)

Darelyn Park has a ‘no pets’ Policy in accordance with the Park Rules.

Is there on-park management? (Click to Reveal)

Darelyn Park has a dedicated park manager who is on the Park daily and is committed to making the park look its absolute best – he is always available to help if required.

Who is responsible for the maintenance of the Pitch? (Click to Reveal)

The home owner is responsible for maintaining everything within the boundary of the pitch, including any boundary walls or fencing, in a clean and tidy condition.

Who should I talk to about insuring my home? (Click to Reveal)

Firstly, it is your responsibility to ensure that your park home is adequately insured. You should be clear when you talk to your home insurance provider about the fact that the home to be insured is a park home and not a bricks and mortar property. There are a number of specialist park home insurers, so please ask should you need some guidance.

Can I make alterations to my park home? (Click to Reveal)

Yes, you can make alterations to your park home, however, there are limitations about the type and extent of the work you would be permitted to carry out. Before planning to carry out any alterations you should check that the works comply with the planning permission for the site, the conditions of the site licence and the park rules.

Can I carry out any works to the Pitch? (Click to Reveal)

You must obtain our permission in writing before carrying out any works to the pitch. Our permission will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed.

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  • "

    We moved to Darelyn Park in 2015 and absolutely love it! It is a friendly, safe and welcoming community and is perfectly situated in the village of Coven with excellent amenities within walking distance. Our only regret is that we did not move here sooner!

    "

    Mr & Mrs Pye

    No.8, Darelyn Park

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    It is a lovely community where you can either be private or belong to the community. The park owner organises residents’ meetings regularly, together with garden competitions and a summer BBQ. Darelyn Park really has it all – it is a quiet residential, family-run park in a lovely village, with all the amenities you could need. All in all an amazing place to live.

    "

    Moira Alden-Court

    No.9, Darelyn Park

  • "

    We decided to downsize from our home of 34 years in Wednesfield. A friend of ours who lives in Coven recommended Darelyn Park. We have now lived in our home on the park for 23 years and love it. It is very quiet and peaceful. The park owner and warden are very approachable and put things right quickly if problems arise.

    "

    Mr & Mrs Bowen

    No.62 Darelyn Park

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    I have lived on Darelyn Park since 2007 and regret that I did not move before. If you want to downsize and have lower outgoings, this is the place for you. I have never been more content. Lovely park manager for whom nothing is too much trouble. I have an allotment to the back of me, lawns to the front and side and a little wild pond.

    "

    Moira Alden-Court

    No.9, Darelyn Park

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