Section: Mobile Homes

New measures to better protect mobile home residents

Posted 04.06.21
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Housing Minister Eddie Hughes announced that mobile home residents will be better protected with stricter rules to clamp down on the small minority of rogue site owners and managers.

Under the new measures, councils will be given greater powers to tackle bad practice and exploitation of residents, such as failure to address residents' complaints or anti-social behaviour by site owners - with strong enforcement against those who don't comply.

Managers or owners of mobile home sites will have to pass a new 'fit and proper person' test to prove they are suitable for the job.

Councils will judge the applicant based on their past behaviour and that of their associates and decide if they can be placed on a 'fit and proper person' register. If they fail, councils will have the authority to choose who replaces them.

It will be an offence to operate a site without having a 'fit and proper manager' in place, or to provide false information in an application. Anyone found breaching these rules will be taken to court and could face an unlimited fine.

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