Most popular advice guides

Introduction to park homes

Park Home is the commonly used term for a mobile home (caravan) on a protected...

Buying or gifting a park home

This guide is not meant to describe or give a full interpretation of the law...

Selling a park home

See also the flow chart The process of selling a mobile home (PDF). This guide is...

Local authorities’ fees policies

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In Conversation with LEASE

Who is LEASE?

We are a non-departmental Public Body funded by the Government to provide advice on laws affecting leaseholders and park homeowners living on protected sites.  All our advisers are legally qualified.

What LEASE does

We provide free initial advice and guidance on residential park homes law. We also advise on leasehold and fire safety to those leaseholders living in high-rise buildings with unsafe ACM -cladding.

The advice we provide is outline, summary, legal advice so our clients can make an informed decision as to what they will do next.

Getting in touch with the LEASE Park Homes Team

If you need advice you can:

  • Contact us by telephone on 020 7832 2525. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
  • If your enquiry is complex, or you would like a written response then you can submit it on our website

We recommend visiting and reading the advice on our website. We have lots of guides and Frequently Asked Questions, that are used by thousands of people every week.

Common park homes topics we advise on:

  • Buying and selling a park home
  • Pitch Fee Review
  • Site Rules
  • Enforcement Action on Park Homes Sites
  • Applications to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)/Residential Property Tribunal in Wales
  • Harassment
  • Gifting a park home to family member
  • Parties obligations under the pitch agreement and the Implied Terms

What are the Implied Terms?

If you have an agreement to station your park home on a protected site and occupy it as your main residence then you will have the benefit and protections provided by the Mobile Homes Act 1983 Or Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013.

The Implied Terms are terms which by law are included in contracts/agreements regardless of whether they are specifically mentioned. They are the minimum rights and obligations that all park homeowners in England and Wales have.  The current implied terms came into force on 30 April 2011 (amended by the Mobile Homes Act 2013). In Wales, the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 came into force on 1 October 2014. If you wish to obtain a copy of the implied terms, they are available on LEASE’s website.

One piece of essential advice to park home residents

When facing with a legal question, the starting point would be to check the terms of your written agreement and the implied terms, as they define a park home owner’s rights and obligations. You should also check any site rules as these form part of your agreement with a site owner.

What does the Coronavirus mean for park homeowners

Due to their age, a high proportion of park homeowners may be at enhanced risk from the virus and Government advice on keeping safe should be strictly followed.

Lastly, we would like to remind our clients that we are committed to providing services and support during this difficult time. Our advisers are all working from home, we can talk to you on the phone or by email, and we will be very happy to help.

 

 

LEASE is governed by a board, appointed as individuals by the Secretary of State for the Ministry for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.

WARNING ADVICE TO RESIDENTS

You DO NOT NEED to sign a new pitch agreement if your site owner changes. Your existing terms and conditions will stay the same if the site is sold.

If you are asked to sign a new agreement get advice from LEASE or a solicitor before doing so.