With a growing older population and the need to build more houses, park homes are increasingly identified as a more affordable option for homebuyers.
Residential park operators have faced a number of challenges over the past 10 years or so, often stemming from changes made in October 2006 to the implied terms in agreements under the Mobile Homes Act 1983, and the Mobile Homes Act 2013.
The right advice can save time, money, and hassle
The park home industry is resilient, and recent changes have generally been accepted and embraced. However, with potentially more regulatory developments ahead, it’s important that park operators seek the correct advice and support in reviewing processes and agreements – to ensure up-to-date compliance with the law.
Professional help with a positive attitude
We pride ourselves on being friendly, approachable and commercially minded. We see positives and opportunities wherever possible, and will gladly guide you to them. Our Holiday Parks team will listen carefully to any question or concern, and offer practical, straightforward advice based on years of experience to help you navigate any changes successfully.
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.
Our wide-ranging experience includes dealing with issues relating to:
issues with local planning authorities, site licence conditions and model standards from 2008
disputes under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (as amended) and representation in the Residential Property Tribunal and the County Court termination of agreements and possession of pitches
pitch fee reviews and the statutory consultation procedures
residential property conveyancing.
Our experience includes:
acting for Wookey Hole on the purchase of a residential park with campsite and holiday lodges in Wells
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 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.