Advice for Mobile Home owners
The Leasehold Advisory Service is a Government funded organisation which is available to offer help and advise to all leaseholders and mobile home owners. This includes advice and support around problems with you site rules or any difficulties you may be experiencing with the manager or owner of the site.
The service can be found at www.lease-advice.org
Mobile Homes Sites - Site Rules
The following information applies to all licensed mobile homes sites except those where the occupier rents their mobile home from the site owner, or where the mobile home is not legally allowed to be occupied all year round such as a holiday park. The Mobile Homes Act 2013 made some changes to the way that site rules are made on Mobile Homes Sites and how they are made available for people to see.
Most Mobile Homes Sites have site rules that are prepared by the site owner for the benefit of both owners and residents. Good site rules benefit everyone by protecting the community cohesion of the site and ensuring that acceptable standards are maintained. However, historically there have been some mobile home parks in the country where the rules were used to prevent residents from exercising their rights and the legal changes that have been made means all sites will need new site rules.
Since February 2015 all pre- existing site rules ceased to have effect. Site owners need to follow a legal process of consulting their residents about the new site rules that they wish to introduce. If residents do not agree with the proposed rules, they can appeal the decision to a tribunal who will determine whether the proposal is allowed. There are some laws that govern what can and cannot be included in site rules.
Once the rules have been agreed, they must be deposited with the local authority and we will publish them on our website. Please note that Tamworth Borough Council does not have any enforcement powers to object to site rules and you should seek legal advice if you disagree with rules in place for your site.
Here are the site rules that have been deposited with Tamworth Borough Council:
The fees policy is currently out for consultation. It closes on the 1st June 2016. If you wish to submit a comment please contact Sue Phipps. Tel: 01827 709486 or email email@example.com