In these rules:
• “occupier” means anyone who occupies a park home, whether under an Agreement to which the Mobile Homes Act 1983 applies or under a tenancy or any other agreement.
• “you” and “your” refers to the homeowner or other occupier of a park home
• “we” and “our” refers to the park owner.
These rules are in place to ensure acceptable standards are maintained on the park, which will be a general benefit to occupiers, and to promote and maintain community cohesion. They form part of the Agreement by which homeowners occupy the pitch in accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended.
None of these rules is to have retrospective effect. Accordingly:
• They are to apply only from the date on which they take effect, which is 4th January 2021
• No occupier who is in occupation on that date will be treated as being in breach due to circumstances which were in existence on that date, and which would not have been a breach of the rules in existence before that date.
These Rules also apply (for so long as they live on the park) to the park owner and any employees.
Condition of the pitch
- For reasons of ventilation and safety you must keep the underneath of your home clear and not use it as a storage space.
- You must not erect fences or other means of enclosure unless they are PANEL FENCE up to 5 feet IN HEIGHT TO CLEARLY SHOW BOUNDARIES OR PITCHES and you have obtained our approval in writing (which will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed). You must position fences and any other means of enclosure so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions and fire safety requirements. Plants, shrubs and trees should not intrude on to your neighbours’ pitch and should not be allowed to grow above the height of the top of window frame of any home.
- You must not have external fires, including incinerators.
- You must not keep inflammable substances on the park except in quantities reasonable for domestic use.
- You must not keep explosive substances on the park.
6. You must not have more than one storage shed on the pitch. Where you source the shed yourself the design, standard and size of the shed must be approved by us in writing (approval will not be unreasonable withheld or delayed). You must position the shed so as to comply with park’s site licence and fire safety requirements. The footprint of the shed shall not exceed 8’ width x 8’ length x 7’ height.
7. You must not have any storage receptacle on the pitch other than the shed mentioned in rule 6 and any receptacle for the storage of domestic waste pending collection by the local authority.
8. You must ensure that any shed or other structure erected in the separation space between park homes is of non-combustible construction and positioned so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions and fire safety requirements. The separation space is the space between your park home and any neighbouring home.
9. You are responsible for the disposal of all household, recyclable and garden waste in approved containers through the local authority service. You must not overfill containers and must place them in the approved position for the local authority collection.
10. You must not deposit any waste or rubbish other than in local authority approved containers on any part of the park (including any individual pitch).
11. You must not use the park home, the pitch or the park (or any part of the park) for any business purpose, and you must not use the park home or the pitch for the storage of stock, plant, machinery or equipment used or last used for any business purpose. However, you are at liberty to work individually form home by carrying out any office work or a type which does not create a nuisance to other occupiers d does not involve other staff, other workers, customers or members of the public calling at the park home or the park.
Age of occupants
12. No person under the age of 55 years may reside in a park home, with exception of the park owner and their family or park warden and their family.
13. You must not use musical instruments, all forms of recorded music players, radios and other appliances and motor vehicles so as to cause a nuisance to other occupiers, especially between the hours of 10.30pm and 8.00am.
14. Not more than one dog or one cat (other than any of the breeds subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which are not permitted at all) and once the dog or cat has died or leaves you cannot be replaced with another dog or cat. You must keep any dog under proper control and you must not permit it to frighten other users of the park. You must keep and dog on a short leash not exceeding one metre in length and must not allow it to despoil the park (must be exercised off the park). You must keep any cat under proper control and must not permit it to frighten other users of the park, or to despoil the park. Not more than (2) budgerigar(s) which you must keep within the park home.
15. The express terms of a homeowner’s agreement contain an undertaking on the part of the homeowner not to allow anything which is or becomes a nuisance, inconvenience or disturbance to other occupiers at the park and this undertaking extends to the behaviour or pets and any other animal. A similar requirement not to cause a nuisance applies to tenants and again this includes the behaviour of pets and any other animal.
16. These rules do not have retrospective effect. If the keeping of the pet complied with previous rules, an occupier will not be treated as being in breach when these rules take effect. However, when the pet dies or leaves it can only be replaced if this would comply with these rules.
Additional pet rules
17. A new homeowner may come onto the park with not more than one dog or one cat (other than a dog of any breeds subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991) which they already own and may keep for as long as they wish but shall not be permitted to replace the pet or acquire another pet.
18. ESSENTIAL Pet Rules where control on dogs are proposed through the rules.
19. Nothing in rule 14 of these Park Rules prevents you from keeping an assistance dog if this is required to support your disability and Assistance Dogs UK or any successor body has issued you with an Identification Book or other appropriate evidence.
20. Where water is not separately metered at the park home or not separately charged you must not use hoses, except in case of fire
21. You must only use fire point(s) for the purpose of extinguishing a fire.
22. You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage.
Vehicles and parking
23. You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the displayed speed limit of 5mph
24. You must not park more than one/two car/s on your allocated pitch (two cars on your pitch only if space allows on your allocated pitch allowing for fire safety regulations).
25. You and your visitor(s) must not park on the road, over the kerb or grass on verges on the park
26. You must not park anywhere except in the permitted parking spaces or visitors parking spaces.
27. Other than delivery goods and services you must not park or allow parking of commercial vehicles of any sort on
the park, including:
27.1. Light commercial or light goods vehicles as described in the vehicle taxation legislation and vehicles intended for domestic use but derived from or adapted from such a commercial vehicle.
27.2. Vehicles such as motorhomes, touring caravans and any other such vehicle used for leisure purposes.
27.3. With the exceptions of commercial vehicles operated by the park owner and their family, the park warden, or the park’s employees).
28. You must hold a valid full driving licence and be insured to drive your vehicle on the park. You must also ensure that any vehicle you drive on the park is taxed in accordance with the requirements of ‘Law’ in a roadworthy condition and insured (if kept on a SORN declaration it must still be in a roadworthy condition and for a period of up to a maximum of 12 months only, after this time period the vehicle must either have a valid road tax and comply fully with the Road Traffic Act, if not the vehicle must be removed from the Park immediately.
29. Disused or unroadworthy (please refer to point 24) vehicles must not be kept anywhere on the park. We reserve the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently abandoned. (the legal owner/last driver/user of the vehicle will have to reimburse the park owner for the disposal charges of the vehicle).
30. You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park:
30.1. Major vehicles repairs involving dismantling or part(s) of the engine
30.2. Works which involve the removal of oil or other fuels.
31. You mut not use or display guns, firearms and offensive weapons (including crossbows) on the park and you may only keep them on the pitch or in your park home if you hold the appropriate licence and they are securely stored in accordance with that licence.
32. Homeowners must maintain the outside of their park home in a clean and tidy condition. Where the exterior is repainted or recovered homeowners must use reasonable endeavours not to depart from the original exterior colour-scheme.
Riverside Residential Park