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Kirsty McLennan

Posted 26 November 2015
by Kirsty McLennan

Pitch fee reviews and the annual site licence fee

Since the introduction of the annual site licence fee on 1 April 2014, many owners of residential parks in England have successfully proposed recovery of the annual site licence fee through the pitch fee. Any park owners who have not yet proposed recovery of the annual site licence in their pitch fee review are recommended to seek further legal advice.

A question raised by park owners is, once a park owner has successfully proposed recovery of the annual site licence fee through the pitch fee, what is the procedure for future pitch fee reviews?

Tribunal decisions to date indicate that, once successfully recovered through the pitch fee, the annual site licence fee will be recoverable for future years, however the annual site licence fee element of the pitch fee will not be subject to any increase or decrease in the retails prices index. Instead the annual site licence fee element of the pitch fee will only increase or decrease in line with any change in the fee charged by the park owner’s local authority. Park owners should however bear in mind that Tribunal decisions are not binding.

If you have any queries regarding pitch fee reviews or if you are interested in subscribing to our Parklaw service contact the Parks team by telephone on 01392 207020 or email parks@tozers.co.uk

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About the author

Kirsty McLennan

Kirsty McLennan

Associate

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