Park Rules

Ross Park Homes Limited

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

Preface

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 of 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 18 April 2024; and
  • 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, with the exception of the following rules 15 and 33.

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.

1. For reasons of ventilation and safety you must keep the underneath of your home clear and not use it as a storage space.

2. You must not erect fences or other means of enclosure unless they are a post and wire fence not exceeding 1 metre in height 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. Any fence erected must be treated with fire resistant products on an annual basis.

3. You must not have external fires, including incinerators. Barbecues are permitted but must be fully extinguished after use. You must ensure that the barbeque is placed appropriately away from mobile homes and fences/enclosures so as not to cause a danger or nuisance to others when in use. The barbeque must not be left unattended and must be fully extinguished after use and cold coals disposed of correctly in appropriate receptacles.

4. You must not keep inflammable substances on the park except in quantities reasonable for domestic use.

5. You must not keep explosive substances on the park.

Storage and building works

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 withheld or delayed unreasonably). You must position the shed so as to comply with the park’s site licence and fire safety requirements. The footprint of the shed shall not exceed 6ft x 8ft.

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 must not install slabbing or paving around the mobile home without our prior written consent, which will not be unreasonably withheld. The use of shingle is permissible.

10. If any building work is due to be taken place by an external contractor, you must ensure they are competent to do the work proposed and hold public liability insurance. Your contractors must not park their vehicles so as to cause a nuisance to other users of the park.

Refuse

11. 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 collections.

12. 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).

13. Scrap metal and any bulky items including, but not limited to, furniture and white goods must be taken directly to the local landfill site or, in the case of white goods, collected by the local authority. Where you wish to dispose of white goods through the local council, please note a fee may be payable.

Business Activities

14. 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 from home by carrying out any office work of a type which does not create a nuisance to other occupiers and does not involve other staff, other workers, customers or members of the public calling at the park home or the park.

Occupants

  1. No person under the age of 45 years may reside in a park home with the exception of the park owner and their family and the park warden.

 

  1. You are responsible for ensuring that any visitors, including children comply with the park rules. Any children visiting the park must be supervised and are the responsibility of their parent or guardian.

Noise Nuisance

17. You must not use musical instruments, all forms of recorded music players, radios and other similar appliances and motor vehicles so as to cause a nuisance to other occupiers, especially between the hours of 10.30pm and 8.00am.

Trees

18. You must not cut any tree or hedge at the park, save for those on your pitch, without the park owner’s permission. If you find any tree or hedge a nuisance or unsatisfactory you should take the matter up with us; do not deal with it yourself as all trees on the park have a tree preservation order in place.

19. You must not plant any tree or shrub without our prior written consent, which will not be unreasonably withheld.

20. You must not climb any tree.

21. You must not tie anything to any tree or shrub without our agreement in writing (which we will not withhold unreasonably)

Pets

22. You must not keep any pets or animals except the following:

– Not more than 2 small dogs meaning not exceeding the size of a Cocker Spaniel (other than any of the breeds subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which are not permitted at all). You must keep any dog under proper control and you must not permit it to frighten other users of the park. You must keep any dog on a leash not exceeding 1m in length and must not allow it to despoil the park.

– Not more than 2 domestic cats. 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.

Note

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 of pets and animals. A similar requirement not to cause a nuisance applies to tenants and again this includes the behaviour of pets and animals.

Note

These rules do not have retrospective effect. If the keeping of the pet complied with the 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.

23. Nothing in rule 22 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.

Water

24. Where water is not separately metered at the park home or not separately charged you must not use hoses, except in case of fire. The only exception is garden hoses may be used in a conservative manner and use must be avoided within drought conditions.

25. You must only use fire point hoses in case of fire.

26. You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage.

27. You must not permit wastewater to be discharged onto the ground. You must report any water leaks to the park owner as soon as practicable.

28. You must not introduce any foreign items into the drainage system including cleaning cloths, babies’ nappies, sanitary products, condoms, cooking fat, engine oil, grease or paint.

Vehicles and Parking

  1. You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the displayed speed limit.

 

  1. You must not park more than two vehicles on the park. Any additional vehicles should be parked off the park. Additional parking for visitors may be available behind the offices with the park owners’ prior written consent.

 

  1. You must not park on the roads or grass verges.

 

  1. You must not park anywhere except in the permitted parking spaces.

 

  1. Other than for delivering goods and services, you must not park or allow parking of commercial vehicles of any sort on the park, including:

– 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

with the exceptions of commercial vehicles operated by the park owner and their family and the park warden.

 

  1. Other vehicles including motorhomes and touring caravans are not permitted on the park.

 

  1. You must hold a current driving licence and be insured to drive any 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 and is in a roadworthy condition.

 

  1. Disused or unroadworthy vehicles must not be kept anywhere on the park. We reserve the right to remove any vehicle which is apparently abandoned.

 

  1. You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park:

(a) major vehicles repairs involving dismantling of part(s) of the engine

(b) works which involve the removal of oil or other fuels.

Weapons

38. You must 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 home if you hold the appropriate licence and they are securely stored in accordance with that licence.

External Decoration

  1. Homeowners must maintain the outside of their park home in a clean and tidy condition. Where the exterior is repainted or re-covered homeowners must use reasonable endeavours not to depart from the original exterior colour-scheme.

Miscellaneous

  1. You must not undertake repairs or maintenance on the electricity, water or sewerage services (“the services”) situated on the communal areas of the park. Where the services situated on the communal areas of the park require repair or maintenance you must contact us.

 

  1. You are not permitted to access vacant pitches on the park.

 

  1. No ball games are permitted on the park.

 

  1. You are not permitted to erect any pole at the park.

 

  1. No company advertising or electoral signboards are permitted on the park. Advertising the park home for sale by means of a notice, board or placard not exceeding A3 size (297mm x 420mm) fixed to the park home or pitch is permitted.

 

  1. Occupiers are not permitted to enter the workshop or compound on site. Access is limited only to the park owner and their employees.