WHERE TO BUY A SECOND-HAND MOBILE HOME?
Mobile home dealers buy and sell second-hand models purchased as part of a renovation project. Some campsites will buy or sell mobile homes already sited on their park and fully equipped (terrace, shed, etc.). You may also consult private individual sale websites and newspaper classified sections. As for new mobile homes, due to the cost of transport, we recommend you look at second-hand mobile homes already close to your chosen destination.
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SETTING UP ON A CAMPSITE, RESIDENTIAL HOLIDAY PARK OR HOLIDAY VILLAGE
A recreational mobile home must be set up on a campsite, residential holiday park or holiday village classed as lightweight housing in order to preserve its legal status as a mobile home (find out more about the law) and the associated advantages (no residence or property tax, for example). Therefore, a second-hand mobile home will have no value unless you find a campsite that accepts it or unless, with the agreement of the campsite owner, you manage to reinstate the lease for the pitch on which it was previously set up. In that case, don’t buy a mobile home unless you have found a campsite. Consider the age of the mobile home! Some campsites will refuse to lease a plot if your mobile home is too old, in order to keep up appearances with recent models.
SETTING UP ON PRIVATE LAND
Please remember that legally a mobile home must be set up on a campsite, residential holiday park or holiday village in order to preserve its legal status as a mobile home (find out more about the law) and the associated advantages (no residence or property tax, for example).
ESTIMATING THE PRICE OF SECOND-HAND MODELS
The value of a mobile home can vary greatly depending on supply and demand. A mobile home sold without a pitch will be less valuable than one sold on a pitch and set up in a campsite, because you don‘t need to worry about transportation and other costs. For a mobile home installed on a pitch, just like in real estate, location is important. Depending on the services provided by the campsite, the mobile home may be more or less valuable. Consult the mobile home pricing guide (www.cotedumobilhome.com) for an initial estimate. Furthermore, the intrinsic value of the second-hand mobile home itself should be assessed on a case-by-case basis depending on sales terms: what is the overall condition of the mobile home? Can the pitch rental contract be transferred from the present owner to the next (costs, duration, notice period), etc.?
As an indication, it is generally accepted that the initial cost of the mobile home itself (transport, installation and various extra costs not included) loses 30% of its value in its first year of use, 15 % in its second year, 10 % in the following years and that after 20 years, a mobile home has no real market value anymore.
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