An introduction to Park Rules
Published: 14th December, 2020
Site rules ensure that acceptable standards are maintained on the park site for the general benefit of occupiers. They are intended to promote community cohesion on the park site.
Please be aware that there is no legal obligation to introduce site rules about the running of a park site. However, if a site owner chooses to do so, a strict procedure must be followed. Such prescribed procedure can be found in the Mobile Homes Site Rule Regulations (“the Regulations”).
If the site rules procedure prescribed by the Regulations has been adhered to, the site owner must register and/or deposit the site rules with the local authority.
It is important to note that the local authority retains a register of the site rules which is open to members of the public during normal working hours and they must also publish these online. If the process has not been followed and the site rules have not been deposited as outlined in the Regulations, the site rules are not enforceable.
If the site rules have been made in accordance with the Regulations and deposited with the local authority, they are treated as express terms of the Agreement. This highlights the importance of understanding the site rules before buying a park home and equally complying with the site rules whilst being a park home owner.