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    Understanding Your Static Caravan Valuation

    A lot goes into assessing the value of your static caravan. To help you understand how we determine a fair offer for the caravans we buy, we’ve broken down the costs in this simple guide.

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  • From my initial contact with Ian, he was punctual, professional and sincere. My offer was good and based on the current Glass's guide and a deposit was in my account that day.

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  • I Buy Caravans are prompt and efficient to deal with. My caravan was collected as agreed and payment received promptly.

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    Jim Butler

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    Arthur Hughes

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Your Original Purchase Price

The purchase price of your static caravan is the book price plus all of the added extras that holiday parks and dealers add on. These can include, but aren’t limited to:

  • - Seasonal site fees
  • - Siting costs
  • - Gas and electric testing
  • - Holiday park profit mark-up.

These add-ons can sometimes average around £6k on top of the book value of your caravan, before the holiday park’s profits are added on. It’s not uncommon for holiday parks to make around £10k profit on the sale of your static caravan.

Your Caravan's Value (The Book Price)

The book price is the true value of your caravan on its own, regardless of location, site fees, or any other factors. This price won’t change because of these external factors, but it will change as the caravan ages and starts to depreciate in value.

Although it can vary considerably, on average, static caravans depreciate between £1k - £2k per year for the first 10 years, after which the rate of depreciation slows down.

It’s important to note that this book price does not account for the total cost of purchasing your static caravan from a holiday park or dealer - there are many other factors that affect your purchase price.

Factors That Could Affect Your Caravan Valuation

There are a number of things you could have done to your static caravan that will affect its overall valuation.

  • - Structural alterations
  • - Carpets changed or poor condition
  • - Curtains changed or poor condition
  • - Painting and decorating
  • - Furniture removal

You will need to let us know about these factors or anything else you think that might be relevant when we call you to discuss your valuation, so that we can give you a more accurate bracket for your offer.

You’re under no obligation to sell your caravan to us once we’ve quoted you, and although we make every effort to be fair and honour the price that we offer you, please be aware that due to depreciation, your offer is not indefinite. If you look to sell your caravan again in the future, it will need to be revalued to give an accurate indication of the caravan’s true value, so that we can give you a fair price.

If you’d like to find out how much your static caravan is worth, complete the form below for a free valuation.