Mobile Home Sites - Fit and Proper Person Applications
The Mobile Homes (Requirements for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 July 2021.
The purpose of the fit and proper person test is to improve the standards of mobile home site management.
Residential site owners must apply to the Council between 1 July and 1 October 2021, for the relevant person (themselves and/or their appointed manager(s)) to be included in the Council’s public register of fit and proper persons to manage a site.
The application fee is £306 regardless of the number of residential park homes on the site and is non-refundable
Once an application is approved, the registration will normally last for 5 years and attract an annual fee of £98 in the second, third and fourth year.
What does this mean for site owners?
From 1 October 2021, unless the site is exempt, the site owner must:
• Be a fit and proper person to lawfully operate a park home site, or
• Have a fit and proper site manager in place
A site is exempt if it's “a non-commercial family occupied site”. This is:
Only occupied by members of the same family, and
Not being run on a commercial basis
The regulations provide further detail about this exemption. See the GOV.UK - legislation website for more details.
Apply for a Fit and Proper Assessment
If you are the owner of a licensed mobile home site within Wyre and have not yet received an application form in the post, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please see the councils policy document on these applications.