Wednesday, 12 May 2021

11th May 2021

 Draft minutes of an APPG for Park Homes meeting by Zoom in February 2021.


https://www.parkhome.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DRAFT-APPG-Park-Homes-Minutes-01022021.pdf

Saturday, 8 May 2021

8th May 2021

 STOP PRESS    UPDATE TO THE BELOW POST


Cornwall Council have this week received  representations from Wyldecrest`s  planning Solicitors following the serving of the Enforcement Notice on the freeholders of the site, Best Holdings, as per the Land Registry details.  The solicitors allege there is a leaseholder the Council was not aware of and that the Enforcement Notice has not been served on everyone with an interest in the land as required by Section 336(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.   The Council has since agreed to withdraw the Notice and advised the site owners  that they reserve the right to serve a  further Notice if appropriate after they have looked further into the issues that Wyldecrest`s solicitors have raised.


( NOTE: In 2018, the government confirmed its intention to simplify the complex and opaque company structures used by some rogue site owners to limit a resident’s security of tenure and avoid liability for any enforcement action)

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Friday, 9 April 2021

9th April 2021

 Devastating News


HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh dies age 99.

Thank you Sir for all you did for our Queen and Country.

RIP

Saturday, 20 March 2021

20th March 2021



In memory of Lord Graham of Edmonton (Lord Ted) who was the President of PHOJC and passed away one year ago today.  A true friend to all Park Home Residents and is sadly missed.  RIP

Friday, 19 March 2021

19th March 2021

 RESIDENTS HAVE DONE IT.  THERE IS MOVEMENT ON THE 10% COMMISSION CHARGE


Congratulations to all campaigners from the Park Home Owners JUSTICE Campaign.  Since 2014, 30,000 plus residents petitioned, campaigned, rallied, wrote letters and attended meetings in Westminster to obtain an Independent and Transparent review of the 10% Commission Charge.


I am so happy to tell you that your perseverance has paid off.  Yesterday (18th March ) along with Mr. Turner of PHPF,  Mr. Pye of IPHAS and Mr. Doick of NAPHR, I received an email from MHCLG informing that the Department has commissioned The University of Liverpool, with the support of Sheffield Hallam University to carry out the research of the 10% Commission Charge in early April 2021.


I have been asked to attend a meeting to put forward the views of our Justice Campaign and have happily agreed.  I have also been asked to suggest four park home residents who would be prepared to be part of a residents focus group and put forward their reasoning as to why we should not pay the 10% Commission Charge.  This has been done and four residents will be participating.


I am also very pleased to inform you that our President, Sir Peter Bottomley  (who supports our campaign) has written a letter on behalf of our campaign to another authority and a copy of that letter will be sent to the researchers.


This is just the beginning, but we have at last got what we campaigned for.  Now, we have to hope that the researchers will agree that the 10% is an archaic charge for which the site owners do nothing.  It steals your equity and seriously undermines the amount of care you can purchase if you need to move to a residential/nursing home.


We must now all sing from the same hymn sheet if we want change – because the industry will certainly put up a concerted fight.


IMPORTANTLY.  WE HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED THAT ANY ABOLITION OR CHANGE  IN THE 10% COMMISSION CHARGE MUST NOT BE REFLECTED IN THE PITCH FEE – AND I WILL CERTAINLY PUSH THIS POINT.


Well done to you all
Best Wishes
Sonia