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  1. Have you tried contacting Morco for advice? It may be that the gas engineers who visited were not familiar with the appliance. https://morcoproducts.co.uk/troubleshooting.html
  2. I recall a few years ago reading a comment from a static owner which said that, in his/her opinion, the people who were unhappy with their static had either not read and understood their contract, or assumed that the terms and conditions did not apply to them - and later became disgruntled with the terms they had willingly signed up to. The vast majority of static owners seem very happy with their purchase, but have little reason to come on forums to say so. unless/until somebody asks.
  3. Hello and sorry to hear of your problem. A bit puzzled by the comment that this was reported well within the guarantee period - most manufacturers offer only 1-2 years themselves, so this would mean you reported the problem in 2017-2018? What did the workmen say was causing the problem? Have you tried contacting your own insurance company to get a repair completed?
  4. Just to add to your woes - do bear in mind that the pitch fees are not a fixed cost - they are annual, and invariably increase each year. A static can be a very good buy purely for the pleasure you have using it, but if you can only purchase by using finance or taking out a loan, it will not make economic sense. As it sounds as if you are new to the idea of statics in general, why not try this and next year booking holidays in various static parks in various areas, to try out the lifestyle and also the parks. There is every possibility that in 18 months time, when the issue of travelling abroad is easing, there may be a lot of statics on the market, and the prices will have dropped and there will be several suitable parks with offers ready to attract buyers.
  5. Good morning to you. One word in your post has leapt out and badly frightened me. "Invest". A static caravan is NOT, repeat NOT an investment. It is purchased for the ongoing enjoyment you and you family will get from it, it will have ongoing running costs, and when you finally sell it it will be for a very small fraction of what you paid for it. Once you have purchased, consider that money gone forever. I do hope that you have not been sucked in by those glossy adverts suggesting that a static caravan is a money-making exercise - the only people who make money will be the site owner. You just help him make money. If you are buying a static because you love the idea of your own home-from-home to go on holiday at the drop of a hat whenever you feel like it, then a static is a good choice - provided, as Brecon says, you carry out your research. If you have never tried out the static lifestyle, then a site that is already up and running will be a better choice than a new development - do you really want to holiday on a building site? Finance is available, but carry out a lot of research in this as well, as it can be (a) expensive, and (b) restrictive. Start off by thinking about a personal loan - just as if you are buying a car. (Are you sure that your new site is charging £40,000 for a newly sited static? Most new developments are charging quite a bit more than that nowadays)
  6. Oh, please stop attacking Lutz every time he mentions his concerns. He is not anti-vax, he is not spreading false rumours, he is not trying to persuade anyone to avoid the vaccine - he is just worried. Yes, we can all see the benefits of having the vaccine far outweigh the risks of not having the vaccine - but simply saying so does not remove the worries of those who are anxious, and neither will calling them selfish. LUTZ: I'll try and find the link, but apparently the reason the vaccine could be produced so quickly was that (a) the vaccine platforms were already being worked on for many years beforehand for other types of vaccine, and (b) it was discovered quite early that the Covid virus shared similarities with other known viruses that the vaccines could exploit. The vaccines are not as new as we all thought, they are redeveloped from existing platforms and vaccinations. Oops. - just noticed that Steven has already said this (much more clearly). Hopefully, the people that Mrs Lutz is seeing for advice will explain this much better than I can.
  7. Maybe the previous owners had an electric water heater and removed it? I would be inclined to ask whoever sold you the van what it is for - and, if no longer in use, why not properly blanked off?. The electrics in a static caravan are supposed to be checked every 3 years to make sure they are safe- did you get a handover report with details of the last check? If not, it could be a good idea to have your own safety check carried out - the park operators may have their own electrician, otherwise a local one with experience in caravans can usually be found anywhere there are caravan parks.
  8. I'm with Silversurf on this one. I started off one of the "hmmm - bit too early to be sure about this vaccine". Then I started hearing more about Covid - directly from people who work on the frontline (ambulance, nursing staff). It was not nice seeing neighbour's wife (nursing aide) or son (ambulance crew) standing crying tears of despair and exhaustion. It was not nice hearing that ambulance crew were being told to take only the most critical cases to hospital as there is no more room. It was not nice hearing that ambulance crew were driving around praying that the person they could not take to hospital manages to survive. It was not nice seeing the strain on neighbour each day worrying about whether his wife or son will be infected. Covid is not nice... I'm now fully jabbed. Catching Covid presents more risks than vaccine side effects. Glad to hear that Lutz, despite his concerns, is going ahead. Let's hope Mrs Lutz gets vaccinated soon.
  9. If it is simply that the park will sell you the van, but you have to go to the dealer to decide which one you want, but the park will then invoice you for the van, including siting etc., then this is pretty much the same as going to the manufacturer. All you have to remember is that the manufacturer's RRP is ex-works, the dealer is ex-works plus their transport from the manufacture plus storage plus profit margin, and the park is another layer of costs and profit margins. Hence the variations in price..the more people between the factory and the final handover, the more costs and profit margins have to be covered. But...Your post suggests that you are expected to pay the dealer for the van, and then a separate payment for the delivery siting,connection and commissioning. If this is the case, ask how you will be protected against loss or damage between paying for the van (which is when you will own it) and final commissioning (which is when you will be able to use it). Insurers will generally only insure a van that is already sited and usable. And if the park cannot pay for the van themselves, they may not be in a position to pay you for any loss or damage. Plus, most new vans have snags. If, as is usual, you purchase from the park, then the park are the retailer and responsible for sorting things out. If my understanding of the situation is correct, the dealer will be blaming the park for poor siting, the park will be blaming the dealer for defective van, and you will be caught in the middle. Just a thought - is this a brand new park, just empty pitches, being filled by people buying their own vans from the one dealer? In which case, also check with the local council that the proper planning permission and licence is in place. And I would be inclined to check both the dealership and the park owners to see if they are connected, and what their financial situation is. You really do not want to get caught with one or the other going into liquidation while you are in the middle.
  10. What should happen, if you are purchasing a new, not yet manufactured van. The park will tell you what pitches they have available (including dimensions) and what manufacturer you can choose. They should, if restricting you to one manufacturer, be able to give you guide prices for the various models. You can go directly to the manufacturer and start talking about your preferred van, telling them which park you are buying from. The manufacturer will work out the price, including any amendments, reductions or additions that you have selected - and they will send the price to the park, not to you. The park will work out their cost, and send you their price which they should identify as a turnkey price (i.e, the price of a sited, connected and commissioned van). The prices you see on the internet are retail prices to somebody who is buying directly from the manufacturer or a dealer, and these are usually the parks themselves or people with their own land. The Park should itemise the costs on their pre-purchase price invitation to you, and that will show their price for the basic van model as sited, any changes to basic spec, any extras on the pitch. IF your park is telling you to buy the van directly from the manufacturer and they will then arrange and bill transport and siting, this is an extremely unusual system, which suggests the park either have no money or the manufacturers do not trust them to pay their bills. This means that you will have to pay for the van before the manufacturer will release it, and then keep your fingers crossed that nothing bad happens during the collection and siting. You are working from the wrong angle by worrying about the variation in prices of a new van. A fair price is a price that you, personally, are happy to pay. A bigger factor should be the terms and conditions of the park - how long will your contract be, what is the pitch fee, when and by what method is the annual increase in pitch fee, what do you get for your pitch fee, what happens if you want or need to sell - will you be free to sell on the open market, or are you obliged to sell back to the park? What commission is payable to the park when you sell?
  11. Where on earth are you getting RRP from? The cost of any static or park home on a park varies not only by make and model (and yes, you are correct, much of the extra costs comes from the internal fittings and/or the design) but where it is. A van on one site, or even one particular pitch on a site, can cost as much as twice more than the identical van on another site, or another pitch on the same site. Normally the cost is given to you by the Park (even if you are getting a static made specially for you) and includes the cost of delivery, siting, connection and commission, so the sited price is a LOT more than the factory price. The price of a brand new sited van has to include profit margins for the manufacturer, the delivery company, the siting crew, the commissioning team, and the park itself - they are all businesses that need to make money to exist. You question also makes me wonder if you are buying the van via the Park (as is usual) or whether the park has told you to get your own van direct from the manufacturer. If the latter, the check the Park's financial situation carefully before proceeding - this could mean that their finances are not adequate for the manufacturer to supply to them.
  12. I was told by a fire safety officer that the only reason to have fire fighting equipment in our office was in case it was needed to clear a path to the exit. Otherwise we left it alone while we left the building.
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    You could try Trading standards (Citizens Advice) or Which legal. A static caravan comes under the Consumer Rights (2015) Act, and by the sound of it you have sufficient to show that the fault existed when you purchased it, and the repairs were not of satisfactory quality, so you may (stress on "may") still be able to reject the van and get a (partial) refund, or get the park to pay for the damage caused. Otherwise, if the park will not budge, even if you quote the Consumer Rights Act, and you do not want to escalate it, your own insurance should cover the associated damage. https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/regulation/consumer-rights-act-aKJYx8n5KiSl https://www.warners-solicitors.co.uk/consumer-rights-want-return-faulty-goods/ https://www.consumerrightsuk.com/consumerights2015
  14. As we're all taking guesses about the circumstances, my guess (for what it is worth) is this was an informal agreement, and there was no rental agreement to be studied, and quite possibly the landlord did not have insurance cover for renting.
  15. But isn't the problem caused by the EU regulations that for non-member states the AHC has to be Quote: f you are travelling from a non-EU country or territory, your pet must have an EU animal health certificate endorsed by an official State vet in the country of departure not more than 10 days before your pet arrives in the EU. The certificate is valid for travel between EU countries for 4 months from this date or until the anti-rabies vaccination expires, whichever lapses first. In addition, you should also complete and attach a written declaration to your pets EU animal health certificate stating that its relocation is for non-commercial reasons. This declaration is also required if your pet is travelling under the responsibility of a person authorised by you. In this case, your pet must be reunited with you within 5 days of your relocation. End Quote. https://europa.EU/youreurope/citizens/travel/carry/animal-plant/index_en.htm#shortcut-1
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