We have all experienced and continue to experience unprecedented times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic although the recent Government announcements will no doubt be well received across the sector and we look forward to supporting all clients and parks as they commence with re-opening in line with Government guidelines and advice.
Sector activity undoubtedly slowed with the lockdown as holiday parks were ordered to close with operators primarily focusing on their own business and ensuring they explore and utilise all of the Government support offered to such businesses.
Many pro-active operators and park businesses have taken the opportunity to commence new developments or refurbishments on park that would ordinarily have waited for the quieter winter months, seeing a welcome change laying new bases in the sunshine as opposed to avoiding the rain! Operators have continued to maintain the parks and infrastructure in order to be ready and waiting to welcome customers back as soon as they are able to do so.
Whilst many caravan park sales that were agreed pre-Covid-19 have been temporarily delayed, awaiting the easing of lockdown measures and certainty on timetables for re-opening, Sanderson Weatherall are delighted to have completed the sale of 4 parks during lockdown, with two more sales set to complete imminently, and two confidential park listings that have been placed under offer in the last 3 weeks.