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Are we about to witness a shift in the law relating to trespass?

Posted on 06th March 2020 in Parks

The government consultation on proposals to broaden the categories of criminal trespass in England and Wales and to grant the police greater powers to disperse unauthorised encampments has just ended.

Posted by

Anouska Musson

Associate and Solicitor

Insights

Consultation on Retail Prices Index (RPI)

Posted on 12th February 2020 in Parks

The UK Statistics Authority and the Government are to jointly consult on the Government’s proposed changes to the Retail Prices Index (RPI) from 11 March 2020 (the 2020 Budget Date). The consultation will be open for six weeks, closing on 22 April 2020.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

Insights

Re-siting a Mobile Home

Posted on 08th January 2020 in Parks

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.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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CCTV regulations – what are your obligations?

Posted on 25th September 2019 in Parks

It is common practice for park owners to install CCTV systems within their parks. However, we are also seeing holiday caravan owners and residential homeowners install their own private CCTV systems. In this article, we break down what you need to know about CCTV laws for holidays & residential parks.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

Certificate of Lawfulness Appeal For Static Caravans on Touring Site Dismissed

Posted on 14th February 2018 in Parks

In a recent appeal case, the Appellant failed to convince an Inspector to grant a certificate of lawfulness for the siting of 25 static caravans on an existing caravan site.

Posted by

Amy Cater

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

Inheritance Rights under the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended

Posted on 06th September 2017 in Parks

A single named owner has passed away and pitch fees amongst other charges are accruing but who do you pursue for the debt?

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

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Is Business Property Relief (“BPR”) from Inheritance Tax available for Holiday Park Businesses?

Posted on 03rd August 2017 in Parks

Whilst the recent case of Ross v HMRC concerned self-catering holiday properties rather than a park business, the decision of the First Tier Tax Tribunal gives park owners a useful summary of what HMRC will take into account when reaching their decision as to the availability of BPR for holiday park businesses and the factors that may help or hinder their chances of success.

Posted by

Gráinne Staunton

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

A Licence to Thrill?

Posted on 11th January 2017 in Parks

If you show films, TV shows or sports on your holiday and residential park for the enjoyment of customers, you will require a licence to do so.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

What rate of VAT is payable?

Posted on 12th October 2016 in Parks

We receive many queries from park owners about whether they are classed as business or domestic customers when selecting an energy contract.

Posted by

Kirsty McLennan

Associate and Solicitor

Insights

Are you required to pay council tax on staff accommodation?

Posted on 29th May 2015 in Parks

If you provide staff accommodation in caravans on your holiday park and your employees have to occupy the accommodation for the better performance of their duties then those caravans could be included in your business rates rather than being assessed for council tax.  Business rates are usually cheaper than council tax. 

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

Insights

Holiday parks – do you require a TV Licence?

Posted on 23rd January 2015 in Parks

All park owners who offer accommodation with installed televisions or other devices which enable a person to watch and record television programmes as they are being shown must have a TV Licence.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

Insights

Electricity and Gas- What can you charge?

Posted on 25th October 2014 in Parks

The resale of electricity and gas is subject to a maximum resale price 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, including any standing charges.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive