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Is lockdown lawful?

England had been in “lockdown” for more than 100 days when the High Court heard submissions from both parties in the crowdfunded judicial review case known as The Queen on the application of Dolan -v- The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (1) The Secretary of State for Education (2) concerning a challenge […]

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019

In June 2019 the Tenant Fees Act (“the Act”) came into force, regulating the charges a park owner can ask a tenant of a park home to pay. Will the Act apply to my park? If you rent out mobile homes on your residential park under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (otherwise known as an AST), […]

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Site Licence Holders: The Fit & Proper Person Test

In late July the Government announced a long-awaited consultation into the proposed introduction of a Fit and Proper Person Test (“the Test”) for Site Licence Holders and Managers of residential mobile home parks in England. But how did we get here, and what is proposed for the Test? How did we get here? Substantive legislative […]

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Staycation Trends in Great Britain

Recent years have seen an increase in domestic tourism (particularly during the summer holiday season). 2019 looks set to be another bumper year and will be a great opportunity for parks to boost their revenue streams. However what do the facts and figures say and what do they actually mean to parks owners and operators? […]

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Fire Safety on Mobile Home Parks

Following recent tragic events it would be prudent for park owners and operators to take steps to review their fire safety practices and procedures. With most things prevention is always better than the cure and a robust assessment of potential risks together with the implementation of adequate safety measures can save a park a lot […]

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Brexit Stage Left

On 24 January 2017 the Supreme Court delivered its eagerly anticipated decision in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 which is likely to be remembered in legal history as one of the key constitutional cases of this century. But why? […]

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Are you connected?

In a previous blog in February 2015 I spoke about the Government’s initiative for ‘super-connected’ cities and the pledge to achieve a ‘transformation in broadband access’. Recent developments have shown that the Government continue to place access to broadband high on their agenda, but how does that benefit park businesses, especially those in rural areas […]

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Qualifying Residents Associations

In the recent decision of Greenacres Park Residents Association -v- Country Parks Limited the First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) provided some very useful guidance on Qualifying Residents Associations (QRAs). The decision was made following an Application to the Tribunal by the Greenacres Park Residents Associations (GPRA) for an Order recognising GPRA as a […]

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There is no smoke without fire

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 will be coming into force on 1 October 2015. The Regulations follow a consultation by the Government about the conditions of property in the private rented sector. Who do the Regulations apply to? Importantly the Regulations are only applicable to England and do not affect any […]

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Park Homes Working Group

This week is the final week for submissions to the Park Homes Working Group in relation to the Mobile Homes Act 2013. What is the Park Homes Working Group? When the Government introduced the Act it made a commitment to review it in 2017. However the Government is of the opinion that ‘more can be […]

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Welsh Parks: Your Site Rules

On 1 October 2014 the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (Wales) Regulations 2014 came into force (“the Regulations”). The Regulations (which mirror the Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014) outline the procedure residential Park Owners in Wales are required to follow if their site rules are to remain effective after 30 September 2015 and can […]

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Judicial Review Reforms

In May last year I wrote a blog summarising the judgment of the High Court in the much publicised judicial review claim regarding the remains of Richard III. On 26 March 2015 Richard III will be reinterred at Leicester Cathedral in a ceremony that is anticipated to be ‘fit for a king’. Although the pageantry […]

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