Static car­a­van sales are a big rip-off

Nottingham Post - - OPINION -

TO me the big­gest rip-off in Bri­tain to­day is the ex­change of own­er­ship of sea­side sec­ond-hand static car­a­vans.

To my mind both par­ties sign a type of form con­firm­ing old owner to new owner. This, I pre­sume,

is done with­out a so­lic­i­tor or lawyer present to wit­ness these sig­na­tures. Is this le­gal?

I have been re­li­ably in­formed the “change-over” fees range from £1,500 to over £,2000. What! Am I miss­ing some­thing here; be­ing too picky?

I would love to see a break­down of how this money is dis­trib­uted by the site own­ers, not for­get­ting they also charge ex­tor­tion­ate yearly rates plus elec­tric me­ters are be­ing in­stalled for next sea­son. I won’t be hold­ing my breath! Af­ter all, a van is only a fur­nished tin shed on wheels set on a patch of grass on a (once) farmer’s field.

Is there no reg­u­la­tor to mon­i­tor the run­ning of car­a­van sites? If not, then there should be. PS: I am not a car­a­van owner. J A Shaw Clive Cres­cent Kim­ber­ley

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