Thursday, 26 November 2020
26th November 2020 THE END OF RPI RPI_Response_FINAL_VERSION_.pdf (publishing.service.gov.uk) This document was released today along with the statement by the Chancellor it signals the end of RPI. The bad news is that it will be replace by CPIH in February 2030. So, which will happen first? Pitch fee reviews will be limited to CPI by legislation or RPI will disappear in February 2030. Our JUSTICE Campaign has already sent to print our latest move on this subject and the 10% commission charge. This will be published in Park Home News and the Park Home and Holiday Caravan Magazine in January 2021.
Saturday, 21 November 2020
Fit & Proper Person Test Please see the following Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1034 - MOBILE HOMES, ENGLAND - The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020. These Provisions come into force on 1st July 2021. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1034/made Sunday Times Best office ever: a beach in Barbados Gypsy millionaire Alfie Best is taking up an offer from the Caribbean island to escape the coronavirus economic crisis and run his caravans empire remotely from there Alfie Best in Barbados with its prime minister, Mia Mottley Alfie Best is on the move. When I call the mobile home tycoon he’s at the wheel of his convertible Rolls-Royce Dawn, buzzing between his Surrey mansion and the Essex offices of his Wyldecrest Parks business. It’s a commute Best will not be making for much longer. After spending much of lockdown in Barbados, the self-made tycoon, who lived in a caravan until the age of 15, has decided to move to the Caribbean full-time and – here’s the thing – take many of his staff with him. “This is not a bluff, I’m doing it,” he says. “Technology and the Covid situation has shown us businesses can be run from anywhere in the world. The British government has to wake up to this.” MORE FROM THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES © Times Newspapers Limited 2020. Registered in England No. 894646. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF.
Sunday, 8 November 2020
The JUSTICE Campaign is happy to post this information. Park Homes Policy Forum please pass this on to your neighbours DON`T ALLOW THIS TO BECOME A CASH BONANZA FOR DEVIOUS CROOKS: SOUTH WEST WATER CREDITS: We mentioned some months ago the South West Water scheme to commence in September 2020, where after 'outperforming' its last business plan. its customers have been offered to choose to receive shares in Pennon Group plc, ( South West Water's parent company) alternatively, to automatically receive a £20 credit on their next bill. Residents at St Dominic Park were anticipating the £20 credit to be applied when Wyldecrest recently delivered their water bills dated 1st November but found no deduction had been made, nor is there any indication that they intend to apply the credit in the next. Some time ago, and potentially still relevant, we undertook forensic investigations into water leakage rebates credited to the accounts of just one known rogue park owner that had never been passed on. At just two of their sites, the £60,000 had been pocketed, although later recovered in a negotiated deal with their solicitors. IF YOU LIVE IN A SOUTH WEST WATER AREA – SHARE THIS POST AS WIDELY AS YOU CAN The link to this event can be found below: https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/.../south-west-water.../
Thursday, 29 October 2020
Sir Christopher Chope wants fair treatment for mobile homes: https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18824192.sir-christopher-chope-wants-fair-treatment-mobile-homes/ You can ask your MP to write to Communities Minister Kelly Tolhurst and to Sir Christopher Chope about the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment) Bill: https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2648 Find your MP: https://members.parliament.uk//members/commons
Sunday, 25 October 2020
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Pensioners stage protest over tree felling at mobile homes site | News | The Cornish Times https://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=127856&headline=Pensioners%20stage%20protest%20over%20tree%20felling%20at%20mobile%20homes%20site§ionIs=news&searchyear=2020&cat=Local%20People
Sunday, 4 October 2020
HELP DETER FRAUD - USE THE BELOW ADVISORY: The selling of new homes by rogue operators that do not have the requisite planning consents is seemingly increasing, possibly because they are following the lead given by Wyldecrest Parks . The devastation caused to the lives of ordinary people who placed trust in those park owners can be serious and in our view, such practices constitute numerous offences under the 2006 Fraud Act. No-one reading this page would have liked to have been placed in the same position and although not directly affected, we each and all have a responsibility to do what we can to provide the necessary warnings to those who may become our neighbours, even if they are later served with Enforcement Notices and are required to leave the park. By then, they will, or should, be in the hands of their solicitors who can proceed on their behalf. Some park owners, including Wyldecrest Parks, have notified residents that such warnings are a breach of their Agreements and that proceedings may be issued seeking their eviction. This is nonsense. Providing prospective buyers with the advice that they should seek legal advice would be seen as a civil duty and the same advice as that given by campaigners for change, the advisory services and by government itself. It is not possible to know who all prospective buyers are or to meet them and now that some residents are taking the initiative, some park owners are attempting to ensure that they do not meet with any residents who might offer such advice, by discussing transactions in private and away from the communities. If the numbers of such sales practices are to be reduced, MORE existing residents who are willing and able, can and should become more proactive and vigilant on sites where this practice is suspected or known by actively seeking out prospective buyers who may be at risk. It may not always be possible to enter into conversation, so we have drafted the below written Advisory. This can simply be placed in an envelope or or handed to them as is when touring the site, when in their cars or by other available means. A site owner CANNOT prevent such action but any intimidatory consequences should be reported both to your local council public protection service and to the police. Most parks will have some residents who will be willing to intervene. The below advisory can be copied and pasted into a document and circulated to them, so that they can be kept on their pockets to be used when an opportunity presents itself. NEW PARK HOMES - ADVICE FOR BUYERS ( Issued by the Park Homes Policy Forum ) PARK HOME LIFE HAS MUCH TO OFFER. HOWEVER, THERE ARE UNSCRUPULOUS PARK OWNERS WHO SELL NEW HOMES TO UNSUSPECTING BUYERS THAT HAVE NO PLANNING CONSENTS . THE CONSEQUENCES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS PROBLEMS FOR THE UNWITTING:. IT MAY WELL BE THAT THE HOME YOU ARE CONSIDERING BUYING HAS BEEN LAWFULLY SITED. HOWEVER , FOR YOUR OWN PEACE OF MIND, WE SUGGEST YOU ASK YOUR SOLICITOR TO MAKE INQUIRIES WITH THE RELEVANT LOCAL AUTHORITY AND THAT YOU DO NOT PART WITH ANY MONEY OR ENTER INTO ANY AGREEMENT WITHOUT TAKING PRIOR LEGAL ADVICE FROM A SOLICITOR FAMILIAR WITH PARK HOME LAW. YOU CAN ALSO OBTAIN ADVICE ABOUT THIS AND OTHER ASPECTS OF PARK HOME LAW, FREE OF CHARGE .BY CONTACTING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING; THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED LEASEHOLD ADVISORY SERVICE: 020 7832 2525 PARK HELP LINE (staffed by park home owner volunteers ) 0203 846 6601 NAPHR: 01903 816247 IPHAS: 0800 612 6399