Mobile Homes: Sales:Written question - 210659

Q
(Dartford)
Asked on: 15 October 2014
Department for Communities and Local Government
Mobile Homes: Sales
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will review the 10 per cent commission payable on the sale of a mobile or park home to the site owner under the Mobile Homes Act 1983.
A
Answered by: Brandon Lewis
Answered on: 22 October 2014

Through the Mobile Homes Act 2013, the Government has marked its commitment to providing protection to park home owners and to enable them to sell their homes at the full market value without undue interference from site operators. The commission that the site owner is entitled to receive on the sale of a home is up to 10 per cent, and represents a legitimate income strand in running a park home business. It enables park home sites to be adequately managed and maintained. Where sites are not being properly managed local authorities have new enforcement powers to require compliance with licence conditions. In that context, there are no current plans to review the amount of commission payable on the sale of a park home, to the site owner.

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