Park Rules

Ross Park Homes Limited

Residential Park Rules for Haytor View, Moor Road, Ipplepen, Devon TQ12 5TT

Introduction

The following rules are in place for the good management of the park and the benefit of all who use them. These rules form part of the Agreement by which you occupy your pitch in accordance with the Mobile Home Act 1983 (as amended).

The rules are designed to ensure that all park home residents may live peacefully in unspoilt surroundings and have not been compiled to place unnecessary restrictions on residents. We are sure that, providing the rules are accepted in the right spirit, our park will continue to be a happy community.

Complying with the Park’s Site License

Park homeowners must not do, or allow to be done, anything to the home or to the pitch which might breach any of the conditions of the park owner’s site license. A copy of the current site license is displayed on the office notice board.

The Park Home

Only Park homes (mobile homes) of proprietary manufacture, that is to say not homemade, which conform to the statutory definition of a caravan contained in the relevant legislation, are permitted on the park.

The Condition of the Park Home

Homes must be kept in a sound state of repair and the outside of the home maintained in a clean and tidy condition. The external decoration and colour must not be changed without the consent of the park owner and must be kept in good order.

Park homes must be maintained at all times in a suitable condition so that they can be moved from one pitch on the park to another. They must not be allowed to get into such a dilapidated state as to prevent this.

Building works, external alteration of, or addition to the home, except any repairs or maintenance, are not permitted without the prior written permission from the park owner. 

Large areas of slabbing around homes are avoided to prevent excess water running onto roads and that shingle be used instead to allow for drainage.

If external contractors are to be employed to carry out any work to the home, you must ensure that they are competent to do the work proposed by you & hold their own public liability insurance,  in order to maintain a safe environment on the park. You must advise the park office in advance of any external contractor coming on to the park in writing. 

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Condition of the Pitch

Park homeowners must maintain their pitch, including any outbuildings, belonging to, or enjoyed with the pitch, in a clean and tidy condition.

The underneath of a pitch includes the garden area surrounding the park home and includes the land upon which the park home is sited.

Each homeowner is responsible for their own plot with the exception of the base. Pitches must be kept clean and tidy. Including underneath the home, sheds, garden area and parking bay.

 

No alterations to the home/pitch including flagging, steps or fencing etc must be carried out without prior written approval of the site owner. 

Boundaries between properties are the responsibility of the owners to maintain.

Area under the home provide access to water and waste pipes; this area is not to be used as an alternative storage area. 

Public places and paths should not be littered in any way.

Private gardens, where permitted, must be kept neat and tidy.

Fences or other means of enclosure are not permitted.  If you have an exceptional circumstance which requires one, you must write to the park owner to seek approval.  The park owner will decide the material, colour, size & height permitted to comply with fire legislation and enable conformity. 

Park homeowners must not, without prior written consent of the park owner (which will not be withheld unreasonably) carry out any of the following:

  1. building works to the park home or pitch except to the extent necessary to carry out any repairs or maintenance
  1. b)  paving or hard landscaping, including the formation of a pond or wall
  2. c) planting, felling, lopping, topping or pruning of any trees, or
  3. d) the erection of any pole, mast, wire, dish or communications receiving equipment

External fires, including incinerators, are not permitted under any circumstance. 

Park homeowners must keep any footpaths on the pitch in a good and safe state of repair and condition.

No flammable or explosive substances must be kept on the park homeowner’s pitch. All types of fuel storage, protection and screening must be approved by the park owner before purchase or construction and be capable of removal by the park homeowner on vacation of the pitch.

Sheds, Porches, Decking

Porches, sheds, outbuildings, fences, or any other structures are only permitted with the prior written consent of the park owner (which will not be withheld unreasonably) and where permitted must be of a design, size and standard approved by the owner, and must be maintained in good repair and appearance. Boundary fences or hedges are the responsibility of the park. In the absolute exception a fence is permitted, they would remain the responsibility of the residents who own those homes and the cost of replacing them must be met by those residents.

Only one storage shed is permitted on each pitch. The design, size and standard of the shed must be approved by the park owner, in writing, and so positioned as to comply with the park’s site license conditions.

Refuse

The park homeowner is responsible for the disposal of all household, recyclable and garden waste in approved containers through the local authority service. Containers must not be over-filled and must be placed in the approved position for the local authority’s regular collections.

Scrap metal must be removed from site and not left by the bins. Bulky items e.g., furniture, white goods (fridges etc) must be taken to the local landfill site.

The deposit of any refuse or unroadworthy vehicles on any part of the park owner’s land is strictly prohibited.

Commercial Activities

No commercial enterprise or business activities may take place on the park. Business activity also includes the overhaul and repair of vehicles, mobile retaining vans. e.g., grocery, fast food etc.

Liability and Insurance

The park owner, park employees and agents are not liable for actions resulting in death or injury unless arising from their own negligence or other breach of duty.

If the park homeowner is in breach of his/her Agreement, and as a result the park owner incurs costs, the park homeowner must pay all reasonable costs resulting in claims, charges and expenses reasonably incurred in relation to the breach of the agreement.

Park homeowners must insure and keep the park home insured with an organisation that is registered with the Financial Services Authority against loss or damage by fire and liabilities to other people or property.

Park homeowners must produce a copy of the insurance policy to the park owner to hold on file. 

Nuisance

Park homeowners must not do, or allow to be done, anything on the park which may:

  1. a) be or become a nuisance to or cause annoyance, inconvenience, harassment or disturbance to the park owner, neighbour, or anyone else who lives on or uses the park
  2. b) cause damage to any property belonging to the park owner or anyone else, or to any adjoining or neighbouring property and must not use or permit the park home to be used for illegal or immoral purposes
  3. c) be a criminal offence

Park homeowners will at all times be responsible for the behaviour of their visitors. Visiting children must not be permitted to play around any public building, the adjoining caravan park, the car parks or in the area at the entrance to the park and must not cause a nuisance to other residents.

Musical instruments, CD players, radios, other appliances, and motor vehicles must not be used to cause nuisance to others, especially between the hours of 10.30pm and 8am.

Pets

No resident may bring a pet onto the park without seeking the written permission of the park owner.

No large dogs, dogs on the dangerous dog act are not permitted  & no more than one pet per home will be allowed.

Dogs must be kept on leads at all times and must not be exercised on the adjoining caravan park, allowed to despoil the park or be a nuisance to anyone.

No pet may be replaced without the consent of the park owner. No visiting dogs may stay overnight on the park.

You must be mindful when leaving dogs on their own, they are not causing a nuisance to other residents.

Please refrain from feeding wildlife from the ground as this encourages vermin, all feeders must be limited & elevated from the floor to avoid this. 

Wildlife on the park must not be harmed.

Water/Electricity/Gas

The park homeowner must not permit wastewater to be discharged into the ground.

All external water pipes must be lagged by the park homeowner against potential frost damage; the park homeowner will be liable for any loss of water due to their failure to do so, or from any other failure on the section of the water service for which the park home owner is responsible, i.e. from the ground upwards.

The park homeowner is responsible for the sewerage, gas and electric connection from ground level upwards.

Park homeowners are responsible for ensuring that electrical installations comply at all times with the requirements of the relevant legislation.

Park homeowners are required to ensure the safety of all electrical installations fitted to the park home. It is recommended that all work on gas, electricity and water systems be carried out by suitably qualified, competent persons.

All park homeowners must check their electrical supply before installing electrical equipment which might overload the system. Park homeowners will be charged for any damage incurred as a result of overloading the system.

Occupants of the Park

Mobile homes are to be occupied only by the owner and their immediate family members i.e. spouse or partner. 

The park homeowner must not permit a greater number of persons to live in or occupy the park home than the maximum number specified in the Written Statement.

Subletting of the home is strictly forbidden.

The home is to be used for residential purposes only. It can be used as a registered business address for correspondence, but no trading or manufacturing is allowed on the park. The includes the overhaul and repair of cars or vans etc.

No persons under the age of 45 may reside on the park.

The pitch fee is to be paid monthly in accordance with your mobile home agreement, failure to do so could result in court action.

Reasonable notice of intention to sell or assign the park home must be given to the park owner. Not less than 28 days’ notice will be accepted as reasonable.

Vacant Pitches

Access is not permitted to vacant pitches. Building materials, equipment and/or plant must be left undisturbed.

Vehicles

All vehicles must be driven carefully on the park and not exceed the displayed speed limit.

Parking is not permitted on roads, grass verges or in the gardens.

Park homeowners and other permitted entrants may bring vehicles onto the park. The park owner will not be liable for any theft or damage unless arising from their own negligence or other breach of duty.

Vehicles must keep to authorized parking spaces.

Park homeowners with more than two vehicles and visitors may be obliged to park their vehicles off the park.

All vehicles must be taxed and insured as required by law (Road Traffic Acts) and be in running order.

All drivers on the park must hold a current driving licence for the category of vehicle driven on the park.

Disused/unroadworthy vehicles must be removed from the park and the park owner reserves the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently abandoned, without consent of the vehicle owner.

No major repairs may be permitted on the park owner’s land. Motor oils and other fuels of that nature must not be discharged into the drains or onto the roads or car parks.

Commercial vehicles of any size may only be parked on the park with the prior written permission of the park owner.

Entrances or buildings belonging to the park must be kept clear at all times. Roads must not be blocked by vehicles of any kind.

No more than two cars are permitted per home.

Sales

The Park office must be notified if you decide to sell your park homes. There is various paperwork that needs to be completed prior to the sale.

All outstanding bills attributed to the home in question must be settle before the sale completes.

A sales commission of 10% is payable to the park owner by the purchaser on completion.

Interference between the sale manager and perspective buyers will not be permitted, any concerns or complaints should be made to the head office in the appropriate matter.

Anyone wishing to sell their home are responsible for ensuring that any sale agent is aware of the policy that all residents on the park are 45 years of age and over.

Fire Precautions

All park homes must be equipped with a fire extinguisher/blanket which conforms to the requirements of the Fire Officer. It is recommended that the fire extinguishers should be of the dry powder type not less than 1kg capacity. Please note that other types of extinguisher can be dangerous in confined spaces.

Park home chimneys/flues must be kept in good repair.

External fires, including incinerators or fire pits are not permitted on site

Trees/Hedging

You are not permitted to cut, trim, or disturb any trees, shrubs or hedging on the park.  All of our trees have a preservation order on them issued by Teignbridge Council. 

All trees, boundary hedges are the property of the site owner and will be maintained by Haytor View Park.

Miscellaneous

No ball games are allowed.

National flags, football and bunting etc. May only be erected temporarily to celebrate special national occasions.

The erection of any pole, mast wire, dish or other communications receiving equipment may only be carried out with the prior written consent of the park owner, and the park homeowner must have suitable public liability insurance cover.

No company advertising or electoral signboards are permitted.

Please be courteous of your neighbours and ensure loud music, musical instruments and televisions are not causing a disturbance. Especially between the hours of 10.30pm-8am.

Guns, firearms, air pistols, catapults or any offensive weapons are NOT permitted on site at any time and must only be kept with a licence from the appropriate police authority and the written consent of the park owner.

Residents are not permitted to enter the workshop or compound on site.

Access in not permitted to the vacant pitches.

Please do not introduce any foreign items into the drainage system, particularly cleaning clothes, wet pipes, incontinence pads and cooking fat etc.

Children visiting the site are always the responsibility of their parent or guardian. They are to be supervised and not cause a nuisance to other residents.

Tampering with any utility meters will not be permitted by anyone un-authorised.

Grit salt will be supplied for road safety and generalised areas of the park but not for personal use.