The Department for Communities and Local Government has launched a call for evidence on how effective local authority licensing of park homes has been.
The call for evidence is the second part of a review of the Mobile Homes Act 2013, which made significant changes to the law on park homes.
The DCLG has published a summary of responses to part 1 of the review, which called for evidence on fairness of charges, the transparency of site ownership and on experience of harassment.
Part 2 is a call for evidence on:
- how effective local authority licensing has been
- how well the procedures for selling mobile homes, making site rules and pitch fee reviews are working
- whether “fit and proper” controls need to be applied in the sector
- the appropriate index (CPI or RPI) to be used when carrying out a pitch fee review
The DCLG said it was also seeking views on the Park Homes Working Group’s recommendations on how local authorities can be assisted further in their licensing functions.