Electricity and gas – what can you charge?

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

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Re-siting a Mobile Home

The Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended, implies terms into all Agreements which provide for the re-siting of a mobile home and which park owners must comply with.

A park owner is only entitled to move a mobile home in certain circumstances which include carrying out essential repair or emergency works and in most cases will require the permission of the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“the Tribunal”). read more

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Sale of goods

The Sale of Goods Act 1979 (“the Act”) implies numerous terms into a contract for the sale of goods. In particular goods must conform to their description, be of satisfactory quality and fit for their purpose. The Act implies these terms into all contracts involving the sale of goods which includes any contract for the sale of a holiday caravan or a residential mobile home. read more

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Sales and the duty to disclose

On 1 October 2013 the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (“the Regulations”) replaced the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991. This has had an important consequence for all parks, as the Regulations apply to all business-to-consumer transactions which includes holiday caravan and residential mobile home sales. read more

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Should employers include contractual commission in the calculation of an employee’s holiday pay?

Yes, said the European Court of Justice this week.

Their view is that if commission is not taken into account, then the employee may be at a substantial financial disadvantage because he will only receive his basic pay while on holiday. Because basic pay may be substantially lower than what he would ordinarily earn, this may discourage him from taking his holiday entitlement, which would conflict with the purpose of the Working Time Directive. read more

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