Very sorry for the delay.
I do know the area very well having lived in Brixham for a number of years.
The old chalets were destined to be demolished for a long time.
I understand that the site is indeed to be new lodges only, with basically no facilities.
However, the site owners our saying that owners at Riviera Bay, are free to use all the facilities at the sister park near Berry Head at no charge.
This type of policy appears to be the norm with park sites, indeed I have a lodge on the IoW for getaways, the company there has sister sites and share facilities.
I appreciate that when you purchased on the site there was a pool and many other facilities. The company will get around this by saying that facilities are still on offer and available to use for free at the sister park.
As for selling, this is a usual practice on almost all parks and would have been listed in the agreement when you first purchased your lodge.
As for site fees increasing, that is a usual thing to happen year on year. The rise of approx £250 each year is a reasonable fee, although maybe not going forward with limited or no facilities on site. Bur again , they get around this due to offering facilities at the sister site.
Unfortunately, there really is very little you can do. They are operating within the law.
Options open to you, from what I can see are;
- Accept what they are doing and make the best of it.
- Sell your lodge with them taking their % and cut your loss with them.
- Negotiate a discount for at least the coming year due to lack of actual onsite facilities to allow time to sell.
- Enquire if it could be possible to re-site the lodge at the sister park or another location in Torbay.
Unfortunately, on this occasion I can see no other way forward, and trust me, I do have experience of dealing with these parks. I have successfully won a large group action against such parks for large sums.