Dos and don’ts when renting out your static caravan 

If you’re thinking about renting out your caravan, especially over the summer when there is a big rise in demand, there are a number of factors you should consider. This can be a great way to generate more income, but there are certain details and planning aspects that you should take into account. So what are the dos and don’ts when renting out your static caravan? And how can you be sure to enjoy a profitable return with as little stress as possible?

So what are the dos and don’ts when renting out your static caravan?

There are a number of important dos and don’ts when it comes to renting out your static caravan. These include:


  • Keep up regular maintenance – it’s essential to keep.your caravan in good condition if you want to attract renters. This means that all appliances and utilities should be tested and maintained regularly, and that your caravan should be well presented and welcoming.
  • Obtain proper insurance – it’s important to be aware that standard home insurance policies often do not cover caravans, especially when they are rented out. As a result, you will need to take out a specialised insurance policy that covers damage, theft, liability in case a renter gets injured. This will protect you from significant financial loss.
  • Create a detailed rental agreement – to make sure that your caravan will be taken care of by the renters, and to prevent damage or loss on your end, it’s important to set out a clear and comprehensive rental agreement. This is a document that outlines the terms and conditions of the rental, including payment terms and deposit details. It can be highly effective having everything in writing, as this helps to prevent misunderstandings and provides a reference point in case of disputes.
  • Provide clear instructions and local information – if you want to go the extra mile you should consider providing clear instructions for all appliances and utilities, and even some brochures or leaflets about the local area to help your renters get the most out of their visit. You never know, they may become repeat customers.

Don’ts when renting out your static caravan

  • Don’t neglect legal requirements – top of the list of what not to do is neglecting your legal requirements. Renting out a caravan involves legal responsibilities and it’s essential to comply with these. For example, you may need to have smoke detectors or carbon monoxide alarms installed. 
  • Don’t skimp on cleanliness – this one might sound obvious but keeping your caravan clean is essential for attracting and retaining renters. If you want to rent out regularly, hiring a team of cleaners can be a good way to keep the caravan thoroughly clean between rentals so that your caravan can make a positive first impression. Cleanliness can also be a good way to reduce the risk of negative reviews or complaints. 
  • Don’t ignore feedback – finally, to make renting out your caravan a good way to make money in the long term, it’s essential to pay attention to the feedback from your renters. Constructive criticism can highlight areas for improvement and help you enhance the renting experience. Positive reviews can boost your reputation and attract more renters.

If you’re looking to purchase a static caravan in great condition and at an affordable price, why not take a look at what we can offer here at West Lancs Caravans?