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Buying a Holiday Van

If you are interested in buying a holiday van in a Holiday Haven Tourist Park, you must first approach the Park Manager at the park and enquire whether the current owner has permission to sell the van. A van cannot be sold at a park without the permission of the Park Manager. If you purchase a van where the owner has not received prior written permission, the park owner will not be able to enter into an occupancy agreement, ownership cannot be transferred and you will be asked to take the van and annexe off the site.

Each van approved for sale must have a current valuation (not more than 12 months old). This valuation is available to all prospective purchases to view. The valuation is the current market value for the van and annexe only.

When you have decided to buy a Holiday Van in a Holiday Haven Tourist Park you will be asked by the park's management to:

  • Provide a recognised National Police Check obtained within 30 days of the proposed transfer.
  • Provide a current credit check obtained within 30 days of the proposed transfer
  • Provide evidence you have bought the van from the previous owner. (Bill of Sale or Receipt)
  • Pay and Administration Account Fee
  • Sign an Occupancy Agreement
  • Sign a Direct Debit form for the monthly payment.
  • Pay any key or fob deposits for amenities or park facilities.
  • Collect boom gate number.
  • Advise the park management of your contact details.

Sales and transfer of ownerships must be done on site at the park. An appointment must be made prior with the park management. A transfer of ownership takes approximately an hour to complete. Transfer of Ownership appointments are generally not made during peak times or public holidays.

Transfer of Ownership without a sale

Transfer of Ownership where a sale has not occurred may only take place under the following circumstances and where the relevant documents can be supplied as proof:

  • There are 2 owners of the van and one owner has relinquished their rights to ownership.
  • Where a court order stipulates a change of ownership of the holiday van (e.g divorce settlement, probate.)

Frequently Asked Questions:

The valuation is less than the asking price on the van, why is this?

The valuation only applies to the value of the van and annexe. It does not include any items like furniture that may be included in the sale. The valuation also does not include the right to an occupancy agreement or any title to the land on which the caravan and annexe sit. The land is classified as crown land and cannot form part of the sale.

If I buy the van am I guaranteed an Occupancy Agreement?

No, not all sites with holiday vans on them are designated holiday van sites – see Conceptual Development Plan. Some holiday vans may be for sale for removal from the park. You need to check with the Park Manager if this is the case.

How long does an Occupancy Agreement last for?

Your initial occupancy agreement lasts for 12 months. After the end of this initial period, your agreement will revert to a month by month agreement. At any time you may be given 3 months’ notice to move your van and annexe off site.

Can my occupancy agreement be terminated?

Yes, your occupancy agreement can be terminated for a number of reasons, in particular non or late payment of fees, offensive behaviour, and breaching park rules. Reason for termination are listed in the agreement.

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