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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

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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

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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

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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

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Holiday Licence Agreements – are they important?

Posted on 23rd October 2014 in Parks

A written holiday Licence Agreement is an essential tool for park owners to protect their businesses.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

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Electricity and gas – what can a mobile or holiday park owner charge?

Posted on 01st August 2014 in Parks

The resale of electricity and gas is subject to a maximum resale price (“the MRP”) 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. This includes the costs of any standing charges billed by the supplier.

Posted by

Melanie Burton

Partner and Chartered Legal Executive

Insights

Climate Change Levy

Posted on 21st February 2014 in Parks

A park’s electricity or gas supply will not be considered as being for domestic use where it is used to carry out business activities such as office activities, retail or catering outlets or leisure or sporting activities for which a charge is made.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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Abandoned holiday caravans

Posted on 24th January 2014 in Parks

From time to time park owners will experience a customer abandoning their caravan at the end of their licence agreement because they cannot afford the cost of removal.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor

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The Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014

Posted on 17th January 2014 in Parks

The Government has published the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014 which set out the procedure for residential parks in England to introduce or change park rules.

Posted by

Paul Kelly

Partner and Solicitor