Park homes: cheaper than bricks and mortar, but not trouble free
Loved by pensioners, mobile housing is also fraught with rogues who prey on residents
Downsizing to a park home sounds like the ideal move for cash-strapped pensioners. Retirees can swap urban life for a quieter one in the countryside or by the sea, surrounded by people in the same age group.
Park homes are much cheaper than traditional bricks and mortar – you can buy one for less than £100,000 in most areas of the country. However, the UK park home industry has a reputation for being run by “distinctly shady characters with considerable powers”, as Sebastian O’Kelly, founder of the Leasehold Knowledge Partnership campaign group, puts it.