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Power for Secretary of State to make regulations for the Fit and Proper Person Test come into force on 15th June 2020

12 June 2020

In 2018, and following a review of park homes legislation, government gave a commitment to introduce a fit and proper person test for site licence holders and managers of park home sites in England, subject to a technical consultation. The fit and proper person test will be an assessment for site licence holders and managers that will be carried out by the local authority. The purpose of the test is to improve the standards of park home site management and to ensure that the person responsible for managing park home sites is suitable and of good character.

The consultation followed in July 2019 to ensure that the regulations will support effective operation of the fit and proper person test in practice.

On Monday 15th June 2020, Section 8 of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 will come into force and give the Secretary of State the power to introduce Regulations implementing the fit and proper person requirements for residential parks in England. This is down under the Mobile Homes Act 2013 (Commencement No. 2) (England) Order 2020 (the 2020 Order), a Statutory Instrument.

The 2020 Order does not introduce the Fit and Proper test yet, instead it enables the Secretary of State to introduce Regulations implementing the fit and proper person in due course.

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

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.