Holiday parks

Holiday parks cover a wide range of accommodation options, including everything from touring and tenting/glamping, pods, through to static caravans, lodges and chalet parks. This means that it also covers a wide range of legal issues.  

From the day-to-day snags, to serious legal situations, many are run as a family business and this can, sometimes, cause its own problems.

At every level, you can take our advice

Are you an established operator, or just starting out? Either way, you need to be on solid ground to succeed. This sector is less regulated than residential parks but you have to be able to deal with matters that can often be quite complex. The best advice is to talk to our specialist parks team. From great experience, they can help you through any legal issue, in a friendly but professional way, clearly explaining the details of the typical situations that might affect you.

Areas we advise holiday parks on:

  • issues with Local Planning Authorities and site licensing matters
  • sales under the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • contracts with suppliers
  • holiday use restrictions in planning permissions and the implications of these
  • licence agreements and leases of pitches
  • disputes with customers
  • buying and selling caravan parks, including asset and share purchases
  • employment law advice
  • advice on brand protection and intellectual property law
  • inheritance and specialised tax advice
  • contentious probate
  • succession planning

Our recent experience includes:

  • acting for Wookey Hole on the purchase of a holiday park
  • obtaining trade marks for a holiday park client
  • representing a park operator on an appeal from the imposition of site licence conditions by the licensing authority
  • obtaining Certificates of Lawfulness increasing the value of clients’ parks
  • dealing with litigation brought by family members contesting a will which involved a chalet park
  • defeating a Sale of Goods Act claim relating to a caravan sold prior to the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and obtaining an order for costs
  • successfully represented Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park for an unfair dismissal claim against them

We’re in the same business as you

Stephens Scown is an associate member of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA). For over 14 years our specialist holiday parks solicitors have been working with park operators both in the south west and nationally. We understand the challenges you face and the issues that concern you. We also know your aspirations and feel passionately about helping you reach your goals.


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“I have been a Director at Longbeach Leisure Park in Hornsea and Beachcomber Holiday Park in Cleethorpes for the past eight years. During this time I have encountered a number of situations whereby I needed expert help and guidance. Kirstie Apps knows holiday park law better than anyone I have ever spoken to and has been the only person that I have trusted to give me the expertise and guidance the companies have needed. I would highly recommend Kirstie Apps’ expertise and advice to anyone running a holiday park in the UK.”

Richard Varley, Beachcomber Holiday Park

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