Park Home Surveys: why do you need one?

Nationwide UK any location - Park Homes – Lodges – Holiday Homes  

 

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We are pleased to be recommended by;

 

  • The National Association of Park Home Residents NAPHR

 

  • The Independent Park Home Advisory Service IPHAS 

 

  • The National Association of Caravan Owners NACO

 

We are also Qualified;

 

  • We are Chartered Surveyors

 

  • We are Chartered Building Enginners 

 

We are also Experienced; 

 

  • Established for 15 years.
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  • Specilaising in Park Homes, Lodges and Holiday Caravans
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  • 1,000's of mobile home surveys completed across the UK.    

 

Would you take the advice of an unqualified Doctor...of course not!

 

Would you take the advice of an unqualified Solicitor..of course not!

 

So why take the advice of an unqualified Park Home Surveyor?

 

Subject II Survey Ltd Chartered Surveyors and Building Engineers - the obvious choice for your park home, lodge or holiday home survey.

 

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Thinking of buying a park home?

 

Our detailed and comprehensive condition and structural survey includes the exterior, interior and beneath the home any many other checks identifying problems with the park home and giving advice about how these problems can be put right.

 

For owners of Park Homes;

 

Did you know that the roof of a park home should be subject to an annual inspection - contact us for a quotation - we can identify defects and issues that need to be corrected to avoid dampness, leaks and deterioration.

 

It is recommended that the chassis beneath your park home is inspected every five years. Please contact us for a quotation for your periodic chassis inspection. The chassis beneath your home is of critical importance, corrosion can result in structural problems and instability. 

 

Health checks - we recommend that your park home is subject to a heath check survey every five years. Contact us for a quotation. 

 

Thinking of improving your park home?

 

We think its important to have a fully independent assessment of beneficial improvements to the home. We have that independence because we do not provide refurbishment services. We can also put you in contact with specialist contractors.  

 

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Thinking of Green Deal funded improvement works?  

 

As Chartered Surveyors of park homes we provide the required Chartered Surveyors certification of suitability of the park home for the proposed measures and what work needs to be done if any before your improvements.    

 

As Chartered Surveyors we are RICS qualified in Surveying, not just buildings. We are recognized by the RICS for park home surveying. We are recommended by NAPHR, IPHAS, and Park Home Legal Services. We have been carrying out park home surveys in this business for over 15 years and we have completed thousands of surveys across the UK.  

  

Tel 01869 346973 Mob 07979 771166 Web www.subject2survey.com

 

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When purchasing a Park Home;

 

The purchase of a park home is a major investment and often an important purchase in retirement. Park homes can make for an excellent proposition for purchase but you should ensure that you have a survey carried out by a specialist. Park homes are of course very different technically from bricks and mortar housing and condition should be appraised by a specialist, we have that knowledge and experience, our Principal Chartered Surveyor has carried out around 15,000 surveys in total with a large number of these being park homes on many parks across the UK on a range of age of home and manufacturer of home. Because we provide a nationwide service the location of the home is not a problem. Being a combination of Chartered Surveyors and specializing in park homes is a rare combination with only a handfull of Chartered Surveyors providing such a service. 

 

Suprisingly, some park home surveyors offer a service of surveying the outside only. As Chartered Surveyors we are trained to follow the trail of suspicion, for example a damp patch inside may point to a problem outside, and valuable survey information is lost if the interior is not surveyed. We aim to give a comprehensive service and so our surveys include, outside and beneath the home. Also our professional surveys do not just focus on the next five year life of the home, because we believe our clients dont just want to know if the home will last for five years, we consider the whole life of the home and so we consider the future life of the home far beyond the next five years for your piece of mind looking forwards 5, 10, 15 years and beyond.     

 

Our park home survey offers;

  • An all inclusive fee quoted, nothing further to pay.

  • Survey by independent experienced Chartered Surveyor familiar with park homes.

  • Detailed survey takes between 2.0 and 2.5 hours at the park home.

  • Physical access beneath the home for inspection, (when accessible).

  • Nationwide UK & France coverage.

  • Detailed written bound report of circa 15 - 20 pages, two copies are provided one for you and one for your legal advisors if you are purchasing.

  • Make payment by most debit and credit cards by PayPal, or by cheque.

  • Recommendations for specialist park home legal advice, park home renovation contractors, specialist park home material suppliers available to our clients.    

 

Our park home survey includes;

 

  • Condition survey

  • Structural Survey

  • External condition, walls, windows, roof, gutters.

  • Beneath the mobile home, base, chassis / axle, floor timbers, support.

  • Internal condition including checks for damp and testing using radio frequency damp diagnostic equipment, also including walls, ceilings, kitchen, bathroom, windows and doors.

  • Visual appraisal of services, including central heating, electrical installation.

  • Boiler energy rating.

  • Check fire separation distances for compliance with Site Licence.

  • Safety appraisal for means of escape in case of fire in accordance with BS3632.  

  • Appraisal of compliance with The Mobile Home Act and The Site Licence.

  • Overall opinion.     

  • All surveys are subject to our terms and conditions of engagement.

 

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Some parks have schemes where the seller carries out a survey before the home is sold, such as an approved used or resale park home scheme, this is beneficial as any problems with the home can be identified at this early stage in the sales process enabling an opportunity to resolve matters. A survey report being available also gives the purchaser some reassurance and confidence in buying the home who may have never bought a park home before.

 

Sometimes disputes can arise between a park owner and a resident regarding the condition of a park home. We can survey the home and give an unbiased and honest appraisal of the condition and opinion regarding compliance with the Mobile Home Act and Site Licence. We cannot promise good news as we say what we see but what you can be reassured of is an accurate description neither favoring the resident or park owner.   

 

We carry our park home surveys for;

Park Home Residents.

Park Owners.

Insurers.

Solicitors.

Loss Adjusters.

Local Authorities.

 

Subject II Survey Ltd Chartered Surveyors have an area of practice (specialisation) of mobile home surveys listed with www.ricsfirms.com for many years.

 

Clients are also refered to us from The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors via find a Chartered Surveyor scheme. 

 

We have been recommended for park home surveys by;

The National Association for Park Home Residents NAPHR   

The Independent Park Home Advisory Service IPHAS

Park Home Legal Services PHLS.

Solicitors.

Estate Agents

Park owners 

 

You may use our services for;

A survey before buying a pre owned home. 

A pre sale survey. 

When a home suffers storm or flood damage. 

When a home is damaged in transport. 

When there is a dispute regarding a park homes condition or description. 

Mobile Home site licence inspections.   

Warranty issues. 

Siteing issues. 

Fire seperation distance issues.

Or just about anything regarding surveying park homes, please contact us.

 

Emergency Park Home Surveys / Same day park home surveys;

 

For emergency and urgent park home surveying advice we can normally carry out a survey same day or within twenty four hours, subject to weather and natural light.

This service is available Nationwide and can be used for;

 

Fire, flood, malicious damage, storm damage - your insurers can instruct us.

Water leaks / water entering diagnostics.

Emergency warranty issues.

Very urgent pre purchase surveys when a same day decision is required.

Emergency defect diagnostics.

Sudden or unexpected movement in a park home and / or base.

Sudden or unexpected external cracking or movement in a park home.  

 

For park home emergencies contact us on 07979 771166

 

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A call out fee will apply in addition to our normal charges, this will depend upon the time incurred, location and nature of the emergency.

 

Some examples of park home emergencies that we have attended;

  • Damaged park home during siteing.

  • Water entering due to storm and storm damage cases.                                                            

  • Water entering defect diagnostics.

  • Abnormal movement in a park home.

  • Abnormal movement in park home base. 

  • Flooding damage, variety of depths. Including where flotation devices have deployed or semi deployed including total loss / beyond economic repair.

  • Vehicle impact / crashing into park homes damage, cars, vans etc.  

  • Fallen tree impact to a park home damage.

  • Alleged theft of a park home, yes really!

  • Fire damage.

  • Park home blown over during siteing.

  • Dispute of ownership of a park home. 

                                                             

Green deal energy efficiency and improvement works for park homes;

This is a multi billion pound government initiative for works that includes park homes. The Government has defined a park home as a 'non standard' form of construction, and has decided that an experienced Chartered Surveyor, (not just a park home surveyor), will be required to certify the park home as suitable for the proposed improvement measures. There have been concerns expressed regarding unsuitable improvements to park homes. We can provide this service to park home owners direct or via the installers. We expect demand for this service to be high and please contact us for further information.

 

If you're interested in enquiring about park home survey reports or need further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

27/04/2012 - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) acknowledge the work of Chartered Surveyors surveying mobile / park homes. 

   

Some park home surveyors state that the RICS do not recognise the surveying of mobile homes because mobile homes are Chattels in law. Whilst mobile homes are indeed chattels in law to state that the RICS do not recognise this work is incorrect and is we feel potentially misleading to the general public and so we would like to clarify this for the benefit of our clients and the general public. We have sought and obtained specific clarification from the RICS Headquarters in London on this issue.      

  

The RICS stated to us that 'the work of Chartered Surveyors covers a wide range of professional skills encompassing the valuation of assets of all kinds, including land, property, plant and machinery, arts & antiques, business (intangible) assets and other chattels, including mobile / park homes'.

  

The RICS go on the say 'the survey and valuation of all property assets, whether permanent or temporary, fixed or mobile, certainly comes within the scope of activity of RICS members where such individuals are suitably experienced to carry out such work. This is a relatively small area of activity compared with some other work undertaken by (RICS) members, but this in no way reduces the importance of the delivery of professional advice consistent with those required of all RICS members'

  

Nick Norrie, Principal Chartered Surveyor of Subject II Survey Ltd, stated 'I, and I am sure other Chartered Surveyors engaged in this sector, welcome and note the acknowledgement from the RICS regarding the work of RICS members in surveying mobile / park homes and that as Chartered Surveyors we will continue to provide professional surveys of pre owned park homes.  

 

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