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Latest NewsKnight Welcomes New Protection for Mobile Home Residents
East Yorkshire MP Greg Knight has welcomed new protection for mobile home residents from rogue site operators.
There are around 85,000 mobile homes across England including many in East Yorkshire and more than two thirds of occupiers are aged over 60.
In recent years some residents have experienced problems with maintenance, security and safety standards. In addition, until now, site owners could block a sale by withholding approval from a buyer thus forcing a low-priced sale back to themselves enabling them to then sell on at a profit.
Legislation just introduced bans site owners from the buying and selling process and gives new powers to prosecute those who harass residents. In addition to this a new helpline for residents has been launched.
Mr Knight said, “Most mobile home site owners operate within the law but a few rogue operators blight the whole industry and prey on vulnerable residents. Parliament is now calling time on the crooks, giving residents the rights they need and protecting them in law.”
Mr Knight added, “From now it will be far easier for councils to prosecute rogue site owners. I urge any residents unsure about their rights to make use of the new helpline for free advice. The Park Homes Advice Line, run by the Leasehold Advisory Service is now available on 0207 383 9800.