Download the full outcome
Detail of outcome
The document sets out the government’s response to the two part review of park homes legislation.
It sets out proposals to strengthen the existing legislation to:
- improve residents’ rights
- give local authorities more enforcement powers to tackle rogue site owners
- work with the sector to raise awareness of rights and responsibilities of residents
- develop and disseminate best practice amongst local authorities.
Detail of feedback received
Summary of responses to part 2 of the call for evidence.
The Mobile Homes Act 2013 made significant changes to the law on park homes. The government gave a commitment to review this in 2017. The review is in the form of a 2 part call for evidence.
Part 1 was published on 12 April 2017 and called for evidence on fairness of charges, the transparency of site ownership and on experience of harassment. A summary of responses to Part 1 has been published.
Part 2 is a call for evidence on:
- how effective local authority licensing has been
- how well the procedures for selling mobile homes, making site rules and pitch fee reviews are working
- whether “fit and proper” controls need to be applied in the sector
- the appropriate index (CPI or RPI) to be used when carrying out a pitch fee review
We are also seeking views on the Park Homes Working Group’s recommendations on how local authorities can be assisted further in their licensing functions.