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Is the annual site licence fee recoverable in the pitch fee?
Since 1 April 2014 local authorities have had the power to levy an annual site licence fee amongst other charges. Park owners may have already paid or received details of the annual site licence fee from their local authority.
A question frequently asked is whether this annual site licence charge can be recovered from the homeowners in the pitch fee (not to be called rent).
In a recent decision by the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (previously the Residential Property Tribunal) it was ruled that park owners were able to pass on the cost of the annual site licence fee in the pitch fee review.
The Tribunal also provided comment on how the annual site licence fee should be dealt with in future pitch fee reviews, once introduced. We will be discussing this aspect of the decision further in our newsletter for subscribers to our Parklaw service.
If you have any questions regarding the pitch fee reviews or if you are interested in subscribing to our Parklaw service contact the parks team on 01392 207020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org