The Written Statement is the agreement between the homeowner and the park and sets out the rights and responsibilities of each party - the law stipulates many of the terms of this agreement. For example, the Written Statement will explain the rules for the annual review of pitch fees. These are laid down by the law with a special tribunal service available in England and Wales should there ever be a dispute.
A park owner is required by law to give you a copy of the Written Statement 28 days before you are committed to purchase. You can agree to shorten this period if you want to proceed more quickly, but the time allows you to review the terms and understand what owning a home and living on the park will mean.
If you are buying privately from a homeowner, the law also requires them to provide you with a copy of the Written Statement 28 days before you commit to your purchase - though again you can agree to shorten this period.
Whoever you are purchasing from, you should ensure that you receive and understand the Written Statement before your purchase.
There is a legal framework for the form and some content of the Written Statement and this provides the basis for the model documentation, offered by the British Holiday & Home Parks Association, that is used by most park owners. This document varies according to the park’s location in England, Scotland or Wales. Please follow the links below to see the relevant model written statements.
The model written statement for England can be found below.
The model written statement for Wales can be found below.
The model written statement for Scotland can be found below.
Odds Farm Estate. Wooburn Common Road, Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP10 OJY
Telephone : 07825 440289
Fax : 01628 530603
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org