There are potential consequences for a seller if they do not provide the written statement, unless the purchaser consents in writing to the statement being provided to them by a date fewer than those 28 days. The Mobile Homes Act provides what information should be included within the written statement that is provided and the Mobile Homes (Written Statement) Regulations 2011 specify the nature of the content as well. These regulations are available to view on the following website link: www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/1006/made. There is no further mention of procedural requirements for the sale of the mobile home by a site owner within these regulations.
When a site owner sells a park home to an individual (or individuals) but not to a trader or business, the seller should be aware that they are in fact selling goods to a consumer. The site owner will therefore have obligations to consider under relevant consumer protection legislation.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the Act) was given Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. The majority of its provisions came into force on 1 October 2015.
The aim of the Act is to consolidate all of the legislation in this area (i.e. unfair contract terms, sale of goods etc) into one place.
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