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Fit and Proper Person Licensing

Posted on 11th September 2020 in Parks

On 3 September 2020, the House of Lords debated the Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020.

Posted by

Anouska Musson

Associate and Solicitor

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Top tips for protecting against litigation fraud

Posted on 24th June 2020 in Parks

Fraudsters and other con artists employ ever more intelligent tricks to get their hands on money, by threatening legal action for alleged non-payment of invoices or illegal use of copyrighted materials.

Posted by

Leah Joyner

Paralegal

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How to protect against litigation fraud

Posted on 04th June 2020 in Parks

Fraudsters and other con artists employ ever more intelligent tricks to get their hands on money, by threatening legal action for alleged non-payment of invoices or illegal use of copyrighted materials.

Posted by

Leah Joyner

Paralegal

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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