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Residential parks

With an aging population and the need to build more houses, park homes are starting to be recognised as a more affordable option to home buyers.

Residential park operators have faced a number of challenges over the past 10 years or so from the changes to the implied terms into agreements under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 in October 2006 (in England) and the Mobile Homes Act 2013.

Get the right advice

The park home industry is a resilient industry and the changes have been embraced.  However with possible changes afoot (given the review of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 due to take place this year) it is important that park operators seek the correct advice to review your processes and agreements to ensure you are on the right side of the law.

Professional help with a positive attitude

We pride ourselves on being friendly, approachable and commercially minded. We see solutions, not problems, and help guide you to them. As you’ll discover, by talking to our dedicated, straight talking parks team, we’ll listen carefully to all your questions and give you answers in language you can understand; clear, concise, and based on years of experience, including:

  • 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 recent 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

We’re in the business, too

Stephens Scown is an Associate Member of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA). This exists exclusively to serve the interests of the UK parks industry. Which means 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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Once again we are writing to thank you for the excellent work done for us by Miss Kirstie Apps and her team. Kirstie covered all aspects and left no stone unturned to get the result that we hope for. We will have no hesitation in the future if we need it to appoint Miss Apps to represent us, and we will happily recommend her to others in the industry.

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