Park Rules

Preface

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.

 

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 homes is rule 25 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:

  • they are to apply only from the date on which they take effect, which is 21st November, 2014;  and

  • 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.

Condition of the Pitch

1.  For reasons of ventilation and safety you must keep the underneath of your home clear and not use it as storage space.

2.  You must not have external fires, other than BBQs and chimineas.

3.  Fences must be maintained in a good and tidy condition and should not obstruct access to services in front of the Home.  Fences should be of an appropriate size and construction not to obscure or obtrude, so as not to be detrimental to the appearance of the Park.

4.  Washing lines must be reasonably screened from public view.

 

Storage Sheds

5.  The design, standard and size of any new or replacement storage shed on the pitch must be approved by the Park Owner in writing (approval will not be withheld unreasonably), and the position and fabric of the shed (which must be of non–combustible construction) must comply with the Park’s site licence and fire safety requirements. 

 

Refuse

6.  You are responsible for the disposal of all household, recyclable and garden waste in approved containers through the local authority service.  You must not overfill containers and must place them conveniently for the local authority collections.

7.  You must not deposit any waste on any part of the Park (including any individual pitch).

 

Business Activities

8.  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 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.

 

Age of Occupants

9.  No person under the age of 50 years may reside in a park home.

 

Noise Nuisance

10.  You must not use musical instruments, all forms of recorded music players, radios and other similar appliances and/or motor vehicles so as to cause a nuisance to other residents, especially between the hours of 10.30pm and 8.00am.

 

Pets

You must not keep any pets or animals except the following: 

11.  Not more than 2 dogs (other than any of the breeds subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991) or other small animals.  You must keep any dog under proper control and you must not permit it to frighten other users of the Park.  You must keep any dog on a leash in the common areas of the Park and must not allow it to despoil the Park.

 

*Note

The express terms of a homeowner’s agreement contain an undertaking on the part of the homeowner not to allow anything which is or becomes a nuisance, inconvenience or disturbance to other occupiers at the park and this undertaking extends to the behaviour of pets.  A similar requirement not to cause a nuisance applies to tenants and again this includes the behaviour of pets.

12.  Nothing in rule 11 of these Park Rules prevents 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.

 

Water

13.You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage.

 

Vacant Pitches

14.You must not have access to vacant pitches and must not disturb building materials and plant.

 

Vehicles and Parking

15.You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully, within the displayed speed limit, and observe the One-Way System.

16.You must not park more than 2 vehicles on the Park.

17.You must not park on the roads or grass verges.

18.Other than for the delivery of goods and services, you must not park or allow parking of commercial vehicles of any sort, including light commercial or light goods vehicles (as described in the vehicle taxation legislation) on the Park.

19.You must ensure that any vehicle you drive on the Park is taxed in accordance with the requirements of law and is in a roadworthy condition.  You must also hold a current driving licence and be insured for any vehicle that you drive on the Park. 

20.You must not park motorhomes, touring caravans, trailers or boats on the Park.

21.Disused or unroadworthy vehicles must not be kept anywhere on the Park.  We reserve the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently abandoned.

22.You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park:

  • Major vehicle repairs involving dismantling of part(s) or the engine

  • Works which involve the removal of oil or other fuels

 

Fire Precautions

23.All homes should have a serviceable fire extinguisher and fire blanket conforming to the relevant British Standard.

 

Weapons

24.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.

 

External Decoration

25.Homeowners must maintain the outside of their park home in a clean and tidy condition.  Where the exterior is repainted or recovered homeowners must use reasonable endeavours not to depart from the original exterior colour-scheme.

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