100% increase in caravan fees.......any advice?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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weemissyweemissy Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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hi there
i have just registered so hope i am in the right place! has anyone been in my situation? i have a static holiday caravan on a site in scotland, new owners have recently taken over and are increasing the fees by 100%. many of us are having to let our caravans go for very little or no money as we can't afford to pay. help...the site closes end of october!
:hello:there's me, OH, DS 10, DD 7,
and our deranged border collie - sadly put to sleep Aug 23rd 09 :cry: now have our GSD x collie oct 10

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  • VikingfanVikingfan Forumite
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    Very sorry to hear this.
    It is plain daylight robbery in my opinion.They do this knowing that it would cost you £ thousands to move it,so they can either profit by taking a big % of the sale of van or you will stump up the fees.
  • Where about is the site? I'm a caravanner, and there are lots of smaller sites that have a couple of dozen statics, but don't advertise widely.
    Try google for your area and "static home" or "holiday home".
    Or try https://www.caravansitesuk.co.uk
    or https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk
    or https://www.caravancampingsites.co.uk, they have a lot of small sites.
    I know a site near to me was taken over by a large company, the aim was to get all the older residents off so they could sell homes to new buyers, or rent them out themselves. This seems to be common unfortunately. Best of luck.
  • wallacebob wrote: »
    Where about is the site? I'm a caravanner, and there are lots of smaller sites that have a couple of dozen statics, but don't advertise widely.
    Try google for your area and "static home" or "holiday home".
    Or try https://www.caravansitesuk.co.uk
    or https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk
    or https://www.caravancampingsites.co.uk, they have a lot of small sites.
    I know a site near to me was taken over by a large company, the aim was to get all the older residents off so they could sell homes to new buyers, or rent them out themselves. This seems to be common unfortunately. Best of luck.
    my site is silver sands at lossiemouth, and yes i think that traditional caravan sites as we know them are decreasing. The problem is our caravan is 13 years old so many sites won't take it on, or have waiting lists for a pitch. Over the last few days we have phoned many sites within reasonable traveling distance from home but to no avail. Thanks for your support.
    :hello:there's me, OH, DS 10, DD 7,
    and our deranged border collie - sadly put to sleep Aug 23rd 09 :cry: now have our GSD x collie oct 10
  • weemissy wrote: »
    my site is silver sands at lossiemouth, and yes i think that traditional caravan sites as we know them are decreasing. The problem is our caravan is 13 years old so many sites won't take it on, or have waiting lists for a pitch. Over the last few days we have phoned many sites within reasonable traveling distance from home but to no avail. Thanks for your support.


    The fact you cant get it anywere else suggests to me that the increase isnt unreasonable at all
  • The fact you cant get it anywere else suggests to me that the increase isnt unreasonable at all
    no, most sites have a limit of under 10 yrs for taking caravans on, and a lot don't take in any at all because they have enough caravans of their own. the original site fees were in line with the avarage for scotland - believe me i have phoned round the majority
    :hello:there's me, OH, DS 10, DD 7,
    and our deranged border collie - sadly put to sleep Aug 23rd 09 :cry: now have our GSD x collie oct 10
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