The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020, applies to owners and licence holders of residential caravan sites. The purpose of the legislation is to improve the standards of park home site management, by introducing an assessment to ensure that the person responsible for managing the site is suitable and does not pose a risk to the welfare or safety of persons occupying the site.
The fit and proper person requirement makes it an offence for a site licence holder to operate a park home site unless they, or their appointed manager, are a fit and proper person to do so. An application must be made and it is a criminal offence for Site Managers/Owners not to make an application.
You can make an application for inclusion on the fit and proper person register by contacting the Private Sector Housing Team. The application fee is £400.
As of the 1st October 2021, existing site owners must also apply again if the circumstances relating to the nominated fit and proper person has changed in relation to an existing mobile home site, for example:
- A transfer of site licence
- A change in management of the site
- The removal of a person from the register by the local authority
In such cases, you will have 3 months to make a new application, providing that the change in circumstances have been notified to the Council within 28 days.
A site is exempt from the requirement for a fit and proper person if it is "a non-commercial family occupied site". This is a site only occupied by members of the same family and not being run on a commercial basis.
Register of fit and proper persons
Entry on the Register of Fit and Proper Persons is for a period of 5 years, after which time you will be required to make a new application.
For further information about Mobile Home Site Licensing, please contact The Private Sector Housing Team.
Phone: 01543 462621
Fit and proper persons register
Last Updated: 20/07/2023