The Government has made a commitment to change the law in England to bring it in line with parks in Wales and in June 2022 Christopher Chope MP introduced a private member’s Bill (the “Mobile Homes (Pitch Fees) Bill”) to amend the Mobile Homes Act by altering the basis of pitch fee reviews in England from RPI to CPI.
Historically, CPI is typically lower than RPI, so the change is likely to be welcomed by park home residents, but not by park owners.
The Bill has already gone through all of its stages in the House of Commons and is currently awaiting its Second Reading in the House of Lords. It is almost certain to come into force early in 2023 as there is no opposition to it in Parliament. However, no date for the Bill to become law has yet been fixed.