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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Today is the day as Park Homes Bill is launched

Rather busy day today as I travel up to Llandrindod Wells after the Assembly Finance Committee to launch my private member's bill on Park Homes.

The Bill is intended to modernise the licensing system for park homes across Wales - giving local authorities the resources and powers to award and monitor licenses and to ensure site owners pass a fit and proper persons test.

I also intend to offer more protection to mobile home owners wishing to sell their homes without prior agreement with site owners.

Throughout the course of researching and gathering opinions on this Bill I have often been disturbed by stories of mobile home owners being harassed, intimidated and exploited by a small minority of site operators.

Of the 900 responses I received to my survey four out of five were from mobile home owners who were retired and on fixed incomes. More than half were over the age of 70.

Many of them feel that they do not have the protection of the law or the support of local councils with regards to their rights in disputes with site operators.

This Bill will put those rights on a firm, statutory footing

The launch will take place at a Consumer Focus Wales event in front of 60 or so Park Home residents. I am really looking forward to it.
Well done peter Blogger, help the old and lower income have more rights!
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