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Posted 25 July 2019
by Kirsty McLennan

Government consultation on proposals of a fit and proper person test for park home site operators

Fit and proper person test for mobile homes parks

This week the Government announced the start of a consultation on proposals to introduce a fit and proper person test for park home site operators and site licence holders in England.

The consultation follows the review of current park homes legislation which took place in 2017 and the subsequent commitment by the Government to consult on and then introduce a fit and proper person test.

Proposals include:

  • The test will be satisfied if either the site licence holder or the manager passes the test as the person responsible for managing the site;
  • Local authorities will be required to maintain a publicly accessible register of applicants who have passed the test;
  • Discretionary criteria that may be considered by local authorities to include data held by authorities and information received from park home residents.

The Government is encouraging park home operators to take part in the consultation which is open till 17 September 2019.

The consultation can found be on this link

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About the author

Kirsty McLennan

Associate and Solicitor

Associate in the commercial litigation team helping landlords, tenants and owners of residential and holiday parks resolve disputes