Category Archives: Holiday and Home Parks

Fire safety on mobile home parks

Following recent tragic events it would be prudent for park owners and operators to take steps to review their fire safety practices and procedures. With most things prevention is always better than the cure and a robust assessment of potential … Continue reading

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The GDPR – a guide for park owners

It may not be the first thing a park owner thinks about, but data protection laws here in the UK apply as much to holiday and home parks as they do to any other business sector.  In May next year … Continue reading

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Recognising good service – How to motivate and reward staff

Being well organised, legally compliant and incentivising staff at your holiday park will lead to a productive and loyal work force. Organised chaos It is essential that all parks have a staff induction and training process. This ensures that an … Continue reading

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Lasting Powers of Attorney

As the owner of a Holiday Park or a Residential Park it is important that you plan for the future to protect your business assets. As part of this, it is key to plan ahead and give authority to a … Continue reading

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Life in the Digital Era

The Electronic Communications Code governs the siting and operation of communications equipment across the UK and sets out the rights and responsibilities of equipment and land owners alike. In May 2016 the Government proposed a review and updating of the … Continue reading

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Are you connected?

In a previous blog in February 2015 I spoke about the Government’s initiative for ‘super-connected’ cities and the pledge to achieve a ‘transformation in broadband access’. Recent developments have shown that the Government continue to place access to broadband high … Continue reading

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National Minimum Wage – Pitch Your Allowances Carefully!

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) was first introduced in 1999 at a rate of £3.60 per hour for those over 21. It is currently £6.70 per hour and will be reviewed in October 2016. The Government introduced the National Living … Continue reading

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Qualifying Residents Associations

In the recent decision of Greenacres Park Residents Association -v- Country Parks Limited the First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property) (“the Tribunal”) provided some very useful guidance on Qualifying Residents Associations (“QRAs”). The decision was made following an Application … Continue reading

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There is no smoke without fire

The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 will be coming into force on 1 October 2015 (“the Regulations”). The Regulations follow a consultation by the Government about the conditions of property in the private rented sector. Who do … Continue reading

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Service Charge in Leases – Short-term gain could mean long-term pain

Where there is ambiguity in a contract or a lease the Courts can interpret the wording in the clause using commercial common sense. In the recent case of Arnold v Britton the Supreme Court was asked, on appeal by a … Continue reading

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