Home Park Rules
The following rules of occupation are for the good management of the park and the benefit of all who live on the park and who use it. These rules form part of the agreement by which you occupy your pitch in accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 1993.
For example, the rules have not been complied to place unnecessary restrictions on residents but rather to ensure that they might live peacefully in unspoilt surroundings. We are sure that, provided the rules are accepted in the right spirit, our park will continue to be a happy community.
2. The home
Only park homes (mobile homes) of proprietary manufacture, which conform to the relevant definitions contained in the acts of parliament will be acceptable.
3. The condition of the Homes
Homes must be kept in a sound clean condition, the decoration and external colour must be maintained to the satisfaction of the park owner.
Wheels must not be removed, nor the home repositioned without permission.
No external alteration of or addition to the home or pitch is permitted without prior written permission from the park owner.
4. Condition of the pitch
Occupiers should maintain the plot allocated in a tidy condition.
The underneath of each home is to be kept clear and not used as storage space.
To enable the park owner to conform to the conditions attached to their site licence issued by the local authority.
The description of a plot is the garden area surrounding the home which shall not be less than the minimum requirement laid down in the site licence. If spacing between homes permits additional garden area, then this may be allowed subject to the agreement of the park owner and defined by fence, natural boundary line or posts. The park owner has the right to reclaim this additional parcel of ground at any time.
Public places and paths should not be littered in any way.
The park owner reserves the right to alter any individual pitch boundaries where necessary.
Private gardens, where permitted, must be kept neat and tidy and no fences or other means of enclosure shall be allowed without the approval of the park owner.
Where a change of occupation occurs, it will be a requirement that fencing or any other means of enclosure of the pitch shall be removed.
The planting of trees and shrubs is also subject to the park owner’s prior approval of types and position. Gardens shall be used for recreational use not only for the cultivation of vegetables.
Trees may not be looped, felled, removed or damaged without the park owner’s consent.
External fires, including incinerators, are not allowed.
5. Sheds, Porches, etc.
Porches, storage sheds, fuel bunkers or other structures are only permitted with the approval of the park owner.
Where permitted, porches, storage sheds, fuel bunkers or other structures must be of a design, size and standard approved by the park owner and must be maintained in good repair and appearance.
Only one storage shed shall be permitted on each plot which shall be of an approved pattern, size and standard and so positioned to comply with the site licence conditions.
No inflammable or explosive substances may be kept on the occupier’s pitch except in quantities reasonable for domestic use. All types of fuel storage, protection and screening must be approved by the park owner before purchase or construction and be capable of removal by the occupier on vacation of the pitch.
The occupier will provide, at the occupier’s expense, a skirting to infill the area between the underside of the park homes and the hard standing with bricks or other approved material within six months of occupation. The material shall be an acceptable colour and be constructed in a skilled and proper manner.
Occupiers are responsible for ensuring that both electrical, solid fuel, oil and gas installations comply at all times with the various statutory requirements.
The occupier is responsible for the disposal of all household and garden waste in approved containers through the local authority service. Containers must not be over-filled and must be placed in the approved position for weekly collections.
The deposit of any refuse or unroadworthy cars on any part of the park owner’s land is strictly prohibited.
7. Commercial activities
No commercial enterprise or business activities may take place on the park without prior written permission from the park owner. If permission is granted it will also require the occupier to obtain approval from the appropriate authority. Businesses also include the overhaul and repair of vehicles, mobile retailing vans e.g. grocery, fast food, etc.
8. Liability and insurance
The park owner and his employees and agents shall not be liable in any way for loss or theft of, or damage or loss to, or theft from, any mobile home or any other vehicle or property whatsoever. The owner shall not be liable whatsoever for the loss or theft of any mobile home keys. Further, the occupier shall indemnify the owner and keep him indemnified from and against all actions, proceedings and claims by a third party. This should be in respect of all and any loss, damage or liability caused by or arising out of neglect or default or wilful act of the occupier or members of his household or guests or visitors.
The occupier also agrees and covenants to insure and keep insured the mobile home and its contents with a member of the association of British insurers against loss or damage by theft, fire, storm and tempest and liability to any third party and such other risks. The park owner may from time to time reasonably require the occupier to produce to the park owner, upon request, the policy of such insurance and such evidence that the park owner may reasonably require that the policy is valid, current and all premiums have been paid.
No occupier shall do or permit to be done anywhere on the park any act or action which may be or become a nuisance , damage, annoyance or inconvenience to the park owner or to the neighbours or occupiers of any other home on the park or to any adjoining or neighbouring property and shall not use or permit the home to be used for illegal or immoral purposes.
Televisions, stereo equipment, musical instruments, record players, radios, other appliances and motor vehicles must not be used to cause nuisance to others, especially between the hours of 10:30pm and 8:00am
Everyone using the park is required to comply with the regulations of the site licence, water authority or any other statutory authority.
Pets are only permitted at the park owner’s discretion. Where permitted, they must be kept under proper control and not allowed to despoil the park. No livestock, or birds to be kept on the plot, under any circumstances. Existing pets may not be replaced without prior written permission from the park owner.
The occupier must not permit wastewater to be discharged on to the ground.
Where water is not separately metered or rated, the use of hoses is forbidden without the prior approval of the park owner, except in case of fire.
Fire point hoses may only be used in case of emergency.
All external water pipes shall be lagged against frost by the occupier, who will be liable for any loss of water due to the occupier’s failure to do so or from any other failure on the section of the water service for which the occupier is responsible, i.e. from ground level upwards. The occupier is responsible for the sewage connection from ground level upwards and for electrical connections from the meter housing.
12. Occupants of the park
Only the occupier and members of his permanent household and bona fide guests may use the park home. On no occasion shall the number of persons occupying or using the park home exceed the specified number of beds.
There shall be sub-letting or parting with possession of the whole or any part of the park home or pitch. Lodgers are not permitted.
Children under 16 years of age will not be permitted as permanent residents. However, occupiers will be held responsible at all times for the conduct of their visitors, children/grandchildren who shall not be permitted to play around any public building, on the car parks or in the area of the entrance to the park.
13. Vacant pitches
Access in not permitted to vacant pitches. Building materials or other plant must be left undisturbed.
All vehicles must be driven carefully on the park and not exceed the displayed speed limit.
Parking is not permitted on roads or grass verges.
Occupiers and other permitted entrants bring vehicles on to the park at their own risk.
Vehicles must keep to authorised parking spaces and the park owner is only obliged to provide one car-parking space per household. Occupiers with more than one vehicle and visitors may be obliged to park their vehicle of the park. Parking provided is for cars only, no other vehicles or caravans will only be allowed without written permission.
All vehicles must be taxed and insured as required by law and be in running order.
All drivers on the park must hold a current driving licence and insurance.
In certain circumstances, at the discretion of the company (park owner) and the council, vehicles may be parked within the confines of the occupier’s plot in designated positions.
Disused/unroadworthy vehicles must be removed from the park and the company (park owner) reserves the right to remove any vehicle, which is apparently abandoned, without the consent of the owner.
No major motor repairs may be permitted on the park owner’s land. Motor oils and other fuels of that nature must not be discharged into the drains or on to the road or car park.
Commercial vehicles of any size may only be parked on the park with the prior written permission of the park owner.
Access to the garage and all buildings belonging to the park owner must be kept clear at all times.
15. Fire precautions
All park homes must be equipped with a fire extinguisher/blanket, which conforms to the requirements of the Fire Officer.
The chimney flue and cowl of all park homes must be kept in good repair. Spark or objectionable smoke should not be discharged.
It is recommended that a fire extinguisher of the dry powder type not less than 2 lbs. Capacity should be installed in each park home. Note: other types of fire extinguishers can be dangerous in confined spaces.
Occupiers erecting a TV aerial shall have suitable public liability insurance cover.
Disconnection and removal of a park homes from a plot shall be carried out by the park owner at the occupiers expense.
Guns, firearms or offensive weapons of any description shall not be used on the park and shall be kept with a licence from the Police Authority and the written consent of the park owner.
It is forbidden to interface with or to disturb any flora or fauna on the park.