Mobile Homes:Written question - 259

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Asked on: 20 December 2019
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Mobile Homes
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To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to prevent park homes from being advertised as bungalows in promotional marketing; and if he will make it his policy to raise awareness of the legal difference between a home which is a real estate in land and chattel or personal property.
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Answered by: Esther McVey
Answered on: 07 January 2020

The Government is committed to improving the park homes sector and ensuring that residents are better protected.

Consumer Rights legislation is already in place to protect consumers from unfair or misleading trading practices and ban misleading omissions and aggressive sales tactics.

We have published a factsheet (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/buying-a-park-home) for anyone intending to buy a park home. There is also valuable information for those buying a home in the Government’s How to Buy a Home Guide (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-buy-a-home). In addition, free independent advice has been made available through the Leasehold Advisory Service.

We have set up a working group to examine how messages about residents’ rights and responsibilities can be improved and better disseminated. The working group will publish its recommendations in due course.

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