‘Holiday park’ is a broad term covering a range of accommodation options, including touring, camping, glamping, pods, static caravans, lodges and chalet parks.
This means it also covers a wide range of legal issues, ranging from day-to-day snags to serious legal situations. And, as many are run as a family business, this too can call for legal guidance.
Our specialist legal expertise in holiday parks can ease any problems
Whether you’re an established park operator or just starting out, you need to understand and keep pace with regulations and potential pitfalls. While the sector is less regulated than residential parks, the legal side of things can nevertheless be complex. Our specialist Holiday Parks team can help you through any legal issue in a friendly but professional way, clearly explaining the finer details of your situation and your options for resolving it.
Involved and in touch with your sector
Stephens Scown is an Associate Member of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA), which exists exclusively to serve the interests of the UK parks industry. In other words, we understand the challenges you face, the issues that concern you, and your business aspirations – and we exist to help you reach your goals.
We advise holiday park owners on the full range of legal issues, including those relating to:
local planning authorities and site licensing matters
sales under the Consumer Rights Act 2015
contracts with suppliers
holiday use restrictions in planning permissions
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
Our experience includes:
acting for Wookey Hole on the purchase of a holiday park
obtaining trademarks for a holiday park client
representing a residential park operator in the Residential Property Tribunal on a pitch fee review
obtaining certificates of lawfulness increasing the value of clients’ parks
dealing with litigation brought by family members contesting a will that 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 representing Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park in an unfair dismissal claim.