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Before You Buy

Whether you’re looking to buy a residential park home, luxury lodge or holiday home, there are many considerations, and you’re likely to have many questions.

Below you will find some useful information to start you on your journey, alternatively, our friendly team are on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Simply call us on 01842 810 673 or email info@omar.co.uk.

Park Home Lifestyle

Park Home Lifestyle

Buying on a Holiday Park

Buying on a Holiday Park

Pricing When Buying ‘On-Park’

Pricing When Buying ‘On-Park’

Finance

Finance

Part Exchange

Part Exchange

Insurance

Insurance

Mobile Homes Act 2013

Mobile Homes Act 2013

The Written Statement Explained

The Written Statement Explained

Accessible Living Solutions

Accessible Living Solutions

News, articles & Insights

Articles

FAQ’s

Park homes are built to British Standard BS 3632 – the ‘Specification for Residential Park Homes’. Homes built to this standard are timber framed residential properties, suitable for living in throughout the year and can therefore be used as your main UK residence if sited on a park or location with a residential licence. Residents are protected with security of tenure by the Mobile Homes Act if the park is registered with a residential licence.
If you wish to live in your park home as your primary residence in the UK, you will need a park with a residential licence as opposed to one with a holiday licence.
Yes, we offer a park finder service via our website and our friendly sales team who can help you to find your perfect park. 
Lodges can be built to BS 3632 or EN 1647. EN 1647 is the European standard for caravan lodges, which are suitable for temporary, or seasonal holiday use only, whereas BS 3632 lodges are built to the residential standard for park homes, and are suitable for permanent residence (depending on the site licence) and all year round use. Lodges can be built to BS 3632 or EN 1647. EN 1647 is the European standard for caravan lodges, which are suitable for temporary, or seasonal holiday use only, whereas BS 3632 lodges are built to the residential standard for park homes, and are suitable for permanent residence (depending on the site licence) and all year round use. All Omar and Wessex luxury lodges are built to the residential standard BS 3632.
Yes, we offer a park finder service via our website and our friendly sales team who can help you to find your perfect park. 
A Caravan Holiday Home is built to EN 1647 which is a lower build standard in terms of the overall structure and level of insulation provided when compared to a BS 3632 park home or lodge. Caravan holiday homes are only suitable for seasonal / holiday use due to the lower level of insulation.
Yes, we offer a park finder service via our website and our friendly sales team who can help you to find your perfect park.