The Park Homes Policy Forum has started a petition with the aim of helping park home residents cope with the current inflationary pressures caused by sharply rising pitch fees charges.
The group’s founder, Tony Turner, wants the Government to extend any caps on social housing rent increases to include park homes.
The Government is considering capping social housing rent increases for 2023, with options at three per cent, five per cent and seven per cent being considered.
Tony explained: ‘We believe any cap on social housing rent increases should also apply to residential park homes on protected sites. Until such time as the Government changes the inflation index for pitch fees from the Retail Prices Index (RPI) figure to the lower Consumer Prices Index (CPI), as promised in 2018, many park home residents will continue to be disadvantaged by any inflationary increases.
‘Therefore, before and beyond that change, any cap on rent increases for social housing should also apply to park homes.’
If the petition reaches 10,000 signatures, the Government will be forced to respond. At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in parliament. If you would like more information about the petition, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can sign the petition itself at: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/623077