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Park Home Assist Insurance Receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

Park Home Assist is proud to report that we have been awarded a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019 in recognition for the excellent customer service we provide to our insurance policyholders. 

Park Home Assist Insurance have been providing specialist park home insurance cover for park and leisure home owners since 2005. We’re one of the largest providers of park home insurance in the UK and believe the reason for this is that we are a family-run business that believes in traditional values where customer service lies at the heart of everything we do. Every member of our team is dedicated to excellent customer service and providing each customer with the very best customer experience, from the moment you first ask for a quote, through to renewal.

The Feefo Gold Service award is an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Those that meet the high standard, (based on the number of reviews they have collected, and their average rating), receive the award. A badge of honour, this accreditation remains unique, as it is based purely on the interactions with real customers. As all reviews are verified as genuine, the accreditation is a true reflection of a business’ commitment to outstanding service. Park Home Assist met the criteria of collecting over the required number of reviews between January 1st 2018 and December 31st 2018, with a Feefo service rating of between 4.5 and 5.0.

Steve Leech, Director at Park Home Assist commented: “We’re thrilled to receive this award from Feefo. It recognises how hard we’ve been working to give great experiences to all our customers, who are the most important judges of what we do. We’re committed to delivering the highest quality of service, so it’s important for us to listen, understand and respond to all our customers. Feefo enabled us to consistently improve throughout 2018 and now we’re looking forward to another successful year ahead.”

Congratulating Park Home Assist on winning this year’s award, Matt West, CEO at Feefo, commented: “The Trusted Service award has always been about recognising those companies that excel beyond the norm. This year we’ve seen many remarkable businesses leveraging the full potential of Feefo to provide outstanding levels of experience for their customers – and rightly being awarded our most prestigious accreditation. I’m looking forward to the continual success of the businesses that work in partnership with us throughout 2019.”

To be recognised once again by Feefo for the service we provide to our customers is outstanding and this award is a true reflection of our commitment to customer service.

We are absolutely delighted with the Feefo awards and we would love to help you save money on your park home insurance renewal, while providing you with excellent customer service. Speak to one of our specialists today by calling 0800 988 0900.

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Residential Parks and Holiday Parks – What’s the Difference?

If you’re thinking of buying a park home, one of the decisions you need to make is whether you choose a residential park or a holiday park.

Right of permanent residence

The key difference is that you have no right of permanent residence on a holiday park – so your main residence needs to be elsewhere.  The opening times of a holiday park are governed by the licence that it has been granted by the local council, so you may find that it is closed for one or two months a year, or that you can only stay there for a maximum number of weeks at a time.  Even if a holiday park is open for 12 months of the year, it does not mean that you can live there permanently.

Of course, your choice of a residential park or holiday park for your park home depends on how you want to use your home – both now and in the future.  A holiday park may have mixed use accommodation – such as holiday lodges, static caravans and holiday caravans so this may influence your choice.  Also, check the terms of the licence to find out whether sub-letting is permitted.

Cost considerations

Buying a home on a holiday park is likely to cost less than the equivalent home on a residential park. One of the reasons for this is that the occupational licence covers a specific time period (for example 10,15,25 or 50 years) while the occupational agreement for a residential park has no end date (a period of perpetuity).

Also, a home on a holiday park is not subject to council tax as it is not your sole or main residence. The local authority may need confirmation that you pay your council tax elsewhere.

Consumer protection

On the other hand, homes on holiday parks are not protected by the Mobile Homes Act 2013, while homes on residential parks are. The Mobile Homes Act 2013 was designed to provide better protection for park home owners, and provide the legal framework to allow honest and professional site owners to operate successfully without unfair competition from rogue traders.

A park home owner owns their home, but pays a fee to the park owner to site their home on their land. Amongst other things, the Mobile Homes Act 2013 introduced new rules on reviewing pitch fees so that unscrupulous site owners do not take unfair advantage of residents. In 2017, the Government carried out a review of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 and has recently published its findings. You can access them here: Mobile Homes Act 2013 Review.

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