Buying a caravan privately - do I need to worry about outstanding finance on it?

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I've not actually given this any thought until today - but if I were buying a used car I'd run an HPi check to make sure it has no outstanding finance etc, is this a concern with a caravan too? If the current owner had finance/HP for the caravan, could it be secured to the caravan itself, or is this unlikely?
 
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Ah - I've answered my own question - a finance company would tie it to the CRiS number, so running a CRiS check would show any liability. (I would delete this thread, but I can't see the option to, sorry)
 
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Ah - I've answered my own question - a finance company would tie it to the CRiS number, so running a CRiS check would show any liability. (I would delete this thread, but I can't see the option to, sorry)
Hi welcome to the forum wouldn't think there is any need to delete your thread as it could be informative to other people, other things to consider are is the caravan stolen, an insurance right off or harder to find out a clone, if the CRIS registration is present and registered to the address you view at
When 3 scroats in balaclavas came to nick ours a couple of months ago because they couldn't get it they took a picture of the front window (CRIS) number, we informed both police and CRIS
 
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We did a CRis check on our present caravan to make sure there was no finance on before we paid cash to the seller it just for the peace of mind
 
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Whilst checking for outstanding finance is of course the right hing to do, I would advocate, especially if new to caravanning, you at least take somebody knowledgeable with you, or preferably have it checked over by an engineer before you buy. There are many things that can go wrong with a caravan, and frequently do. They are not the most robust things on earth, and depending on the age and construction of the caravan, damp can be a major issue.
 
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