Does a park site owner have the right to enter your plot at any time? When and why can access be granted or denied and what’s the correct procedure for doing this? The Leasehold Advisory Service’s (LEASE) Antony Tregenna puts you in the picture
A site owner has a number of rights of entry to a home owner’s pitch. These are included within the Implied Terms of the Written Statement between the site owner and home owner. A Written Statement comprises of the terms of occupation. The Implied Terms cannot be changed or varied in law and are binding between a home owner and site owner.
This article looks at the instances when a site owner can or cannot enter a pitch.
Can a site owner enter a pitch without invitation from a home owner?
A site owner may enter a pitch without prior notice in exceptional circumstances (Paragraph 12 of the Implied Terms). These would involve delivering written communications (including post or notices) and reading any meter for gas, electricity, water, or sewerage between the hours of 9am to 6pm.
Does a site owner have a right of entry to a home?
The site owner has no right of entry to a home under any circumstances. If they want to meet with a home owner to discuss any issue, they cannot enter the pitch and insist that the home owner allows them entry to the home. The site owner would have to write to the home owner to arrange a mutually convenient appointment but the home owner is not under a legal obligation to agree to a meeting.
For more information, please contact LEASE by telephone on 0207 832 2525 between the hours of 9am to 5pm
(Monday to Friday).
This article is not meant to describe or give a full interpretation of the law; only the courts can do that. If you are in any doubt about your rights and duties, please seek specific advice.
The law discussed covers matters pertaining to English law only.
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