The latest articles from Paul Baker Insurance
Pitch fee increase calculations – RPI to CPI
I am grateful to Sonia McColl of the Park Home Owners’ JUSTICE Campaign for updating me following the recent meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Park Homes held on the 7th February.
Its business as usual at Paul Baker Insurance Services (PBIS)
Most readers will be aware that PBIS became part of Insync Solutions Ltd with effect from 1st January 2022. This has meant we have undergone a number of behind the scenes changes to our internal systems, which are designed to ensure the business remains robust and efficient going forward.
Park-HELP-Line - Open over the holidays
To continue to be of help to all park home residents; our volunteer operators will keep the help line open with a skeleton staff over the Christmas/New Year period.
Considering thermal insulation or cladding?
Thermal insulation or cladding is a type of material that is used to insulate all types of properties but it has become particularly popular with park homes in recent years.
Insuring Older Homes - Photos required!
We get a lot of enquiries about insuring older homes. Many other insurers will decline to offer cover or will charge an extortionate premium if they do offer cover.
At Paul Baker Insurance Services, we love it when our phones are ringing! We pride ourselves on answering within 4 rings and we enjoy dealing with our customers.
Your Invitation to the Park Home Road Show
Paul Baker Insurance Services are delighted to announce the return of their popular PARK HOME ROAD SHOWS. The first one will be held on 28th October 2021 at Cobham Village Hall, Cobham, KT11 2LU.
Park Homes and Consumer Rights Act
We are delighted to publish this excellent and informative article written by park home legal expert Ibraheem Dulmeer, it will be of particular interest to purchasers of new homes.
Breaching Planning Law
A site operator has been fined £100,000 and ordered to pay costs of more than £11,000 after being found guilty of deliberately breaching two planning enforcement notices.
Help your fellow residents
The national residents' association IPHAS (Independent Park Home Advisory Service) is currently seeking to recruit someone to look after its website.
Recommend a Friend
If you have been pleased with the service you have received from Paul Baker Insurance Services why not recommend us to a friend or neighbour?
Handling your payment securely
I am sure we have all heard horror stories about credit and debit cards being cloned and money being taken from bank accounts by scammers.
Legal advice when buying your park home!
Whether you are choosing to buy a park home directly from a site owner or a pre-owned park home from an existing park home owner, spending your life savings on your home may feel very daunting.
There is a lot of excellent and FREE information available for park home residents and those considering the purchase of a residential park home.
Insuring Park Homes up for sale
It can be difficult to arrange insurance on park homes up for sale, particularly if they are unoccupied or if the previous insurance has lapsed, possibly due to the death of the previous owner.
In recent years we have seen the development of so called ‘secure parks’ where as well as a boundary wall there are secure gates to control access to the park.
Pitch Fee Reviews
All residents living on licensed residential parks are required to pay a monthly pitch fee, it will vary considerably from park to park.
British Standard 3632 Explained
British Standard 3632 is the standard to which residential park homes are built, homes built to this standard are considered to be suitable to be used as a permanent residence and occupied all year round.
Park Home News Magazine 2021
The 2021 edition of Park Home News magazine, now in its 15th year, is now available.
As bases are owned by, and the responsibility of the site owner they are not covered by your park home insurance policy, any problems with the base should always be referred to the site owner in the first instance.
The Saga of the Clotted Cream Paint
This story recently came to our notice and we thought it would be of interest to home owners considering repainting their homes.
A True Story
This story reaffirms why you should always use a solicitor who is conversant with park home legislation when buying a new or indeed a pre-owned park home.
Many park homes are heated by oil usually because the park is not served by mains gas.
Park Home surveys – probably your wisest decision
We always recommend having a survey when purchasing a park home, you would not contemplate buying a bricks and mortar property without one, why should a park home be any different?