A park home can be an attractive place to live, especially for those in retirement, but understanding the rules and your rights can be essential to ensure you are able to enjoy your home in a fair and harmonious way, especially when problems with the park’s owners or managers arise.
HG understands the issues that face Park Home occupiers and our team can deal with any dispute that arise on a park home site, from pitch fee disputes to site rules, applications to terminate Mobile Home Act Written Agreements to misrepresentations in the sale of homes. We are experienced in cases in both the First Tier Tribunal and the County Court.
With years of experience supporting park home residents, we have the specialist legal knowledge and practical skills to help you achieve a fair outcome in this specialist area. We offer friendly, expert support and have particular skill in dealing with elderly and vulnerable people, allow us to offer a highly effective service tailored to your needs.
Our park homes litigation services
Our commercial litigation team work with park homes occupiers across the UK, helping to quickly and effectively resolve a wide range of disputes.
Pitch fee disputes
If the site owner is attempting to raise you pitch fees without good reason or by an amount you feel is excessive, we can work with you to review the situation and your legal options.
In many cases, these matters can be resolved through negotiation, but where necessary we can represent you at a tribunal or county court to ensure your case is given a fair hearing.
Site rules disputes
If the site owner has accused you of breaking site rules, or is attempting to change the site rules in a way that you feel is unfair, we can support you to help protect your right to occupy your home in a reasonable way.
Applications to terminate Mobile Home Act Written Agreements
If the site owner is seeking to terminate your Mobile Home Act Written Agreement, we can advise you on your rights and represent you in negotiations and any resultant legal action to protect your right to occupy your home.
There are only three legal reasons a site owner can terminate your Agreement:
- If you have breached the terms of your agreement and have failed to remedy this after having been given notice of the breach and appropriate time to fix the issue.
- If it can be shown that you are not occupying the park home as your main place of residence.
- If the condition of your home can be shown to be having a detrimental effect on the amenity of the site.
Misrepresentation in the sale of a park home
If you discover, after purchase, that the person who sold you your park home misrepresented the property or any related details, you may have grounds to make a claim against them.
There are various types of misrepresentation that can occur, including:
Innocent misrepresentation – Where the seller had reason to genuinely believe the information they gave was correct.
Negligent misrepresentation – Where the seller cannot show any reasonable grounds for them having believed the wrong information they gave.
Fraudulent misrepresentation – Where it can be shown that the seller knowingly gave false information about the property.
Our litigation team can advise you on your rights and help to establish what type of misrepresentation may have occurred, then handle the entire claims process for you, making it as straightforward and stress-free as possible to secure a fair outcome.
Disputes over selling your park home
Under your mobile home agreement, the owner of the park home site will normally have certain rights in relation to the sale of your home. This typically includes receiving a payment of 10% of the sale price of your home, the right to object to potential buyers on the basis their occupation would be in breach of certain site rules .
If you are having issues with selling your park home, we can advise you on your rights and options, helping you to make a successful sale and freeing you to move on as quickly as possible.
Why choose Henriques Griffiths for your park home dispute?
Henriques Griffiths has particular expertise in park homes litigation, having helped park homes occupiers to resolve a wide range of issues quickly and cost-effectively over many years.
We have a strong track record of successfully resolving these issues through non-confrontational dispute resolution, as well through First Tier Tribunals and the County Court. This means that, no matter how challenging the circumstances, we have the experience and expertise you need to help you achieve a positive result.
As a firm, we have achieved the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation in recognition of our excellent practice management and client care. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing assurance that we continually meet the highest legal and professional standards.
Get in touch with our park homes litigation specialists now
For help resolving any dispute related to a park home, please call us on 0117 909 4000 or use the links below to make an enquiry or request a call back.