On Tuesday 28th November, the Review of Park Homes legislation – Call for evidence (Part 2) was published by DCLG.
The paper calls for evidence on how effective local authority licensing has been; how well the procedures for selling mobile homes, making site rules and pitch fee reviews are working and whether “fit and proper” controls need to be applied in the sector. On pitch fees we call for evidence on the appropriate index to be used when carrying out a review – the consumer price index or (as at present) the retail price index. We will also seek views on the Park Homes Working Group’s recommendations on how local authorities can be assisted further in their licensing functions and on experience of the service provided by LEASE and suggestions about any other services they could provide to help improve the sector.
All responses are welcome, and Government is keen to get views from everyone with an interest in this sector. This includes residents, site owners, local authorities, trade and other bodies.
The closing date for responses is 16 February 2018; and responses should be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and marked ‘Response to Call for Evidence Part 2’.
DCLG has also published a summary of the responses to Review of Park Homes Legislation – Call for evidence (Part 1), which was published on 12 April 2017.
Review of park homes legislation: call for evidence part 1 – summary of responses