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Can you live in a holiday home or static caravan permanently?

Holiday home ownership is fantastic; it means your very own bolthole at the coast or in the country — a home away from home.

The chance to make memories that last a lifetime, time and time again.

Because of our 12-month season, if you’re an owner with Park Leisure, you’ll be able to do so all year round, too! Most holiday parks are closed in the colder, wintery months. However, with a year-round season, you’ll be able to enjoy Halloween, Christmas and New Year surrounded by on-park luxury!

So, your holiday or caravan park might have a 12-month season, but can you live on-site permanently?

Holiday home park; holiday home in shot.

Can you live in a holiday home on a park all year/permanently?

No, you can’t live on a holiday park permanently. You must have a main address as your permanent residence, which your holiday home cannot be. Strictly speaking, your holiday home should be for recreational and holiday purposes.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy countless trips away — but it’s often not in a holiday park’s remit to allow permanent residence. If you did so, you’d most likely be in breach of your licence agreement.

If your main residence is outside of the UK, you’ll probably be required to provide proof when buying a holiday home. Similarly, if you downsize to buy a holiday home, you’ll still need to maintain a main residence.

In short, a holiday home is not classed as a permanent residence; this also explains why you don’t pay council tax or stamp duty on holiday homes, static caravans and lodges!

Hedgerow with holiday homes in backdrop.

How long can I stay on a holiday park?

Each holiday park has its own rules about maximum time that can be spent on-site per year. If you’re considering staying in your holiday home longer term, it’s worth discussing with your holiday park management team.

There might be a maximum number of consecutive days that you can reside in your holiday home — 60, for example. This length is most often governed by the local authority in which the holiday park resides.

At Park Leisure, we’ve got 12 handpicked holiday parks, each sitting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover more about year-round, luxury holiday home ownership in one of our regions…

Family cycling on holiday.

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N.B. All holiday home images are for visual purposes only. All holiday homes will be provided according to the grade booked, however the holiday home model may vary upon arrival.

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