The Mobile Homes Act 2013 made significant changes to the law on park homes. The government gave a commitment to review this in 2017.
The review is in the form of a 2 part call for evidence.
Part 1 was published on 12 April 2017 and called for evidence on fairness of charges, the transparency of site ownership and on experience of harassment. A summary of responses to Part 1 has been published.
Part 2 is a call for evidence on:
- how effective local authority licensing has been
- how well the procedures for selling mobile homes, making site rules and pitch fee reviews are working
- whether “fit and proper” controls need to be applied in the sector
- the appropriate index (CPI or RPI) to be used when carrying out a pitch fee review
We are also seeking views on the Park Homes Working Group’s recommendations on how local authorities can be assisted further in their licensing functions.