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Posted 21 June 2013
Guidance on changes to legislation affecting park homes
The Government has launched a new advice service available to home owners, operated by the Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE). The national telephone helpline is currently available to home owners needing assistance with questions relating to the selling or gifting of their homes and the helpline will also be available on the internet shortly, http://www.lease-advice.org/news/story/?item=154In addition to the LEASE helpline, the Department for Communities and Local Government has also published a leaflet “Park homes: know your rights”, which sets outs the changes to home owner’s legal rights. This can be found, with guidance on buying and selling and the forms to be used, at https://www.gov.uk/park-homes-guidance
Taking into the account the widespread guidance available to home owners, it is probably safe to say that most will be aware of the changes. In light of this, and the fact that a one off representation by a park owner which causes a prospective purchaser to withdraw can be harassment leading to criminal penalties, it is vital that park owners are fully up to date with the changes and ensure that any involvement with mobile home sales is in line with the law.
If you have any questions about the blog or relating to your obligations as park owner, please contact our specialist parks team for more information on 01392 207020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org