Are the site licence conditions different for each park?
In 2008 the Government published a document entitled Model Standards for Caravan Sites in England. Local authorities are required to have regard to such model standards, which relate to matters such as the layout of the park, the facilities that are to be provided on the park and the maintenance of common areas on the park, when deciding what conditions to attach to a site licence. A local authority may, within its discretion, amend or add to those model standards (which are said to represent those standards normally expected as a matter of good practice on mobile home sites). There is, therefore, an element of consistency in relation to the site licence conditions across the country but as each park, and each local authority is unique, it will be important to check the site licence itself and not just the model standards.
If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact LEASE’s telephone advice line on 020 7832 2525. Alternatively, you can contact Aimee Hutchinson, a solicitor in the Holiday and Home Parks Team at Blacks Solicitors LLP, on 0113 2279 203 or AHutchinson@LawBlacks.com.
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