In these rules:
"occupier" means anyone who occupies a park home, whether under an Agreement to which the Mobile Homes Act 1983 applies or under a tenancy or any other agreement
"you" and "your" refers to the homeowner or other occupier of a park home
"we" and "our" refers to the park owner
they are to apply only from the date on which they take effect
no occupier who is in occupation on that date will be treated as being in breach due to circumstances which were in existence on that date and which would not have been a breach of the rules in existence before that date.
These rules are in place to ensure acceptable standards are maintained on the park, which will be of general benefit to occupiers, and to promote and maintain community cohesion. They form part of the Agreement by which homeowners occupy the pitch in accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended.
With one exception the rules also apply to any occupiers of park homes who rent their home.
The only rule which does not apply to occupiers who rent their home is rule 36 about the colour of the exterior of the home, as someone renting their home would not be responsible for exterior maintenance.
None of these rules is to have retrospective effect. Accordingly: these rules also apply (for so long as they live on the park) to the park owner, the park owner's family and any employees of the park, with the exception of the following rules: 1, 10, 16, 20 and 22.
Age of occupants
1. No person under the age of 50 years may reside in a park home.
Condition of the pitch
2. For reasons of ventilation and safety you must keep the underneath of your home clear and not use it as a storage space.
3. You must not erect any fences. Only natural planting of hedgerows shall be used to define pitch boundaries.
4. You must not have external fires, including incinerators.
5. You must not keep inflammable substances on the park except in quantities reasonable for domestic use.
6. You must not keep explosive substances on the park.
7. You must not erect a greenhouse on the pitch.
8. You must not have a vegetable patch on the pitch.
9. You must not leave clothes pegs on clothes lines and rotary clothes lines are to be kept closed, preferably with a cover on, when not in use.
10. You must not have more than one storage shed on the pitch. This shall not exceed 80 sq ft in size and should be of non-combustible construction only. The position and size of which must be agreed with the park owner. All items such as tools, bicycles, toys, etc, must be kept in the shed when not in use.
11. Every endeavour must be made to keep any other storage box/receptacle out of sight.
12. You and your visitors must not use radios, TVs, all forms of recorded music players, musical instruments and other similar appliances and motor vehicles so as to cause a nuisance to other occupiers. Similarly in respect of persistent loud talking/screaming and singing. Home improvements and gardening works must be carried out between the hours of 8am and 8.30pm.
13. You are responsible for the disposal of your household, recyclable and garden waste. The first two in the approved containers through the local authority service.
14. The approved containers must be stored behind your home where possible. Where this is not possible, every endeavour must be made to keep them out of sight as much as possible.
15. You must not deposit any waste, including garden waste, litter anywhere on the park, including your pitch, or the adjoining fields.
16. You must not keep cats or dogs in your park home or on the pitch. You must not keep any pet outside the home on the pitch. Any animal kept in the home must be housed in a cage or aquarium. Any occupier entertaining a visitor, who is in possession of a dog, must ensure that the dog is kept on a lead at all times and is not allowed to run loose, or left to cause a noise nuisance by barking. Rule 16 does not prevent you from keeping an assistance dog if this is required to support your disability and assistance dogs UK or any successor body has issued you with an identification book or other appropriate evidence.
Vehicles and parking
17. You, and your visitors, must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the speed limit of 5mph.
18. You, and your visitors, must hold a current driving licence and be insured to drive any vehicle on the park. You must also ensure that any vehicle you drive on the park is taxed in accordance with the requirements of law and is in a roadworthy condition.
19. Disused or un-roadworthy vehicles must not be kept anywhere on the park. We reserve the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently abandoned.
20. You must not park any commercial vehicle, taxi or sign written vehicle anywhere on the park.
21. You must not park any motor home or caravan on the park.
22. You must not park more than two cars per home on the park.
23. You must not park on the roads, other than for short periods when loading or unloading.
24. Vehicles are to be parked in one of the two car parks provided, at the owner's risk. The main car park is to be used for residents' vehicles only, with the bonnet to the kerb.
25. Motorcycles are to be kept in the shed or parked in the car park using one of the spaces provided.
26. Neither car park is to be used for the parking of cars of friends or family that are not visiting residents.
27. You must not carry out any vehicle repairs on the park.
28. You must not use a hose to wash your car.
29. You must position a drip tray under your vehicle to catch any oil if your vehicle leaks oil. This drip tray must not be left in the car park when the vehicle is not in the parking space.
30. You must not use the park home, the pitch or the park (or any part of the park) for any business purpose, and you must not use the park home or the pitch for the storage of stock, plant, machinery or equipment used or last used for any business purpose. However, you are at liberty to work individually from the home by carrying out any office work of a type which does not create a nuisance to other occupiers and does not involve other staff, other workers, customers or members of the public calling at the park home or the park.
31. You must have in your home an audible smoke and/or heat detector, fire extinguisher and fire blanket conforming to the latest British Standard.
32. You must protect all external water pipes and taps from freezing and potential frost damage and have a hose available that could be immediately fitted to your external tap in case of fire.
33. You must not have external fires, including incinerators.
34. You must not use guns, firearms and offensive weapons (including crossbows) on the park and you must only keep them if you hold an appropriate licence.
35. You are not permitted access of any kind to vacant pitches, and must not disturb building materials and plant.
36. Homeowners must maintain the outside of their park home in a clean and tidy condition. Where the exterior is repainted or recovered, homeowners must not depart from the original colour scheme unless written approval is obtained from the park owner.
37. Homeowners must not change the exterior finish of their home from the manufacturer's original protective textured finish.
38. All steps and skirts around homes must be of non-combustible construction.
39. Structures such as porches and door canopies are not permitted.
40. Anyone wishing to change a park home can only do so through the park owner.
Health and safety
41. Contractors must provide a written risk assessment and method statement prior to commencing any work including but not limited to:
Electrical work, for example, installation of garden lights or lanterns
Any building work (this includes family members or friends)
Copies of contractor's public liability insurance are to be provided to the office with plans of any work to be carried out
Note: Metal stakes are not to be placed in the ground without prior approval. Please write to the office with a drawing of where it is to be placed. Trenches and holes are to be dug by hand not using machinery. This is to prevent damage to utilities underground
The site owner's approval will not unreasonably be withheld or delayed.