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
Recently the Government has proposed plans to fund £375 billion of planned infrastructure through consumer utility bills. In a recent report the Committee of Public Accounts (“the committee”) have considered the impact this will have on the cost of consumer bills. read more
In the recent case of Hills Leisure UK Limited -v- Mr and Mrs Roalfe the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (“the Tribunal”) provided further clarification on the procedure for making an application for a refusal order. read more
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
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
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
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