On 1 October 2014 the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 (“the Act”) will come into force for all Welsh residential parks introducing changes to the pitch fee review, the selling and gifting process and the site licensing regime.
Park owners of Welsh residential parks will need to ensure they are familiar with the provisions of the Act. read more
After 3 February 2015 your residential park rules will cease to exist unless you implement a new set of park rules in accordance with the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014 (“the Regulations”).
The regulations set new criteria which all park rules must meet to be valid. If your park rules do not meet the criteria they will not be valid. read more
A Tribunal has considered whether pitch fee review forms which have been signed by an employee of the park owner are valid. read more
On 1 October 2014 the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 (“the Act”) will come into force for all residential parks in Wales.
The Act will introduce significant changes to the selling and gifting procedure, the review of pitch fees and the site licensing regime. read more
In a recent case the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“the Tribunal”) determined a further instance where the pitch fee review form will be deemed invalid. read more
On 18 July 2014 the Transfer of Tribunal Functions (Mobile Homes Act 2013 and Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2014 (“the Order”) transferred certain site licensing applications to the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). read more
The resale of electricity and gas is subject to a maximum resale price (“the MRP”) which is set by Ofgem. Since 1 January 2003 the maximum price at which electricity and gas can be resold is the same price as the reseller was charged by the supplier. This includes the costs of any standing charges billed by the supplier. read more
On 13 June 2014 the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) changed a consumer’s right to cancel.
In the recent case of Wyldecrest Parks (Management) Ltd -v- Dracup and others the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“the Tribunal”) decided that a valid pitch fee review only required a park owner to serve the pitch fee review form. read more
The Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended, requires park owners to have regard to particular matters when determining the new level of pitch fee.
One of these is any decrease in the amenity of the park, or of adjoining land also owned by the park owner, since the 26 May 2013. read more