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RESIDENTIAL PARK RULES



SOUTH SOMERSET RESIDENTIAL PARK
PARK RULES

The following rules of occupation are in place to ensure that acceptable standards and proper management of the park are maintained. These will be of general benefit to all residents and other users of the park and will promote and maintain community cohesion. These rules form part of the agreement by which homeowners occupy the pitch in accordance with the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (as amended).

These rules have not been compiled to place unnecessary restrictions on occupiers. We are sure that, provided the rules are accepted in the right spirit, our park will continue to be a happy and peaceful place to live.

1. Only mobile homes of proprietary manufacture which conform to the definitions contained in the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960, the Caravan Sites Act 1968 and the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (as amended) may be stationed on the park;

2. All homes must be kept in a structurally sound, clean and tidy condition. Decoration and external condition must be maintained to an acceptable standard to the satisfaction of the park owner. No additions or modifications to the mobile home or the pitch may be made without the prior written permission of the park owner, this is to safeguard against planning and licencing conditions, (no reasonable written requests from any resident to improve or enhance their pitch shall be withheld unreasonably);

3. Each occupier is responsible for ensuring that their pitch (private garden) is maintained in a clean and tidy condition;

4. Trees must not be cut down, removed or damaged. This is to safeguard the amenity of the trees;

5. For reasons of ventilation and safety the area beneath the mobile home must be kept clear at all times and not used for storage space;

6 .Fences are permitted on the park, the design, layout and material of fencing must be agreed in writing with the park owner (approval will not be withheld unreasonably). Solid panel fencing must not exceed 3 feet in height, this is to keep an open feel to the park;

7. The mobile home may be used by the occupier and members of his/her permanent household and bona fide guests only. The occupancy of the mobile home must not at any time exceed the specified number of berths for the home;

8. Occupiers are responsible for ensuring that their electrical and gas fittings, installations and appliances comply at all times with all appropriate legal and other requirements;

9. Occupiers are responsible for ensuring that their mobile home is fully insured against all losses, including that of third parties;

10. Occupiers must not permit waste water to be discharged onto the ground.

11. Where water is not separately metered the use of hoses is forbidden, except in case of fire;

12. The use of water supplies on vacant pitches is forbidden except in case of fire;

13. All external water pipes must be lagged by homeowners against potential frost damage, the 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 water service for which the homeowner is responsible, i.e from ground level upwards;

14. All residents are responsible for the disposal of all household and recyclable waste through the local authority service. These bins are situated just inside the main entrance to the park, these bins must not be overfilled;

15. You must make separate arrangements with the local authority if you wish to have your garden waste collected, alternatively all garden waste must be removed from the park and taken to a local recycle centre;

16. The deposit of any refuse or un-roadworthy vehicles on any part of the park is strictly prohibited;

17. Occupiers must not do anything which may cause a blockage of the park’s sewer system;

18. Radios, televisions, CD players, other similar appliances or musical instruments must not be used in a way which may cause a nuisance to the Park owner or to other occupiers of the park, especially between the hours of 11.00 pm and 7.00 am;

19. All vehicles must be driven with care on the park in accordance with the advertised speed limits. The speed limit on the park is 5 mph.

20. Vehicles may only be parked in authorised parking spaces. Roads and verges must be kept clear and free from obstruction at all times;

21. Occupiers are only permitted to park a maximum of two vehicles on the park per home, which must be parked in that occupier’s designated parking area on their pitch. Any other vehicles owned by an occupier must be parked off site;

22. As required by law (Road Traffic Acts and any replacement legislation): All vehicles used on the park must be taxed and insured, be in roadworthy condition and must only be driven by persons who hold a current driving licence for the category of vehicle being driven;

23. Disused/un-roadworthy vehicles must be removed from the park and the park owner reserves the right to remove any vehicle, which is apparently abandoned;

24. Works and repairs to your vehicles that involve discharging motor oils and other fuels of that nature into the drains, onto the roads or car park are strictly prohibited;

25. Commercial vehicles exceeding a maximum weight limit of 3 tonnes may not be parked on the park. Commercial vehicles with a weight of less than 3 tonnes are permitted must follow the procedures set out in rule 21;

26. Storage sheds, only one storage shed is permitted on each pitch, such structures must (a) be of a design, size and material approved by the park owner and (b) comply with the conditions of any site licence in force on the park, (approval will not be withheld unreasonably);

27. Any structure erected in the separation space between park homes must be of non-combustible construction;

28. Bulk gas or oil tanks are not permitted on the park;

29. Solid fuel burners are not permitted in any form on the park;

30. External fires including incinerators are not permitted anywhere on the park. (Barbeques are permitted, providing they are of proper form and are used safely and for the sole purpose of which they are intended to be used);

31. No inflammable substances may be kept on the park except in quantities reasonable for domestic use;

32. No explosive substances may be kept on the park;

33. Fire point extinguishers may only be used in the case of an emergency;

34. All mobile homes must be equipped with a fire extinguisher/blanket which conforms to the relevant British standard;

35. Only the following pets are permitted:

a. Not more 2 dogs per home (other than a dog of any of the breeds subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991). Any dog must be kept under proper control and must not be permitted to frighten other users of the park, must be kept on a leash not exceeding 1m in length and must not be allowed to despoil the park.
b. Not more than 2 domestic cats. Any cat must be kept under proper control and must not be permitted to frighten other users of the park and must not be allowed to despoil the park.

36. Occupiers are responsible for ensuring that they and their visitors behave courteously while on the park and do not do anything which may cause a nuisance to the park owner or other occupiers of the park;

37. It is forbidden to use or carry any offensive weapons, or other objects likely to give offence to others, or any objects which may interfere with or disturb the flora or fauna on the park;

38. It is forbidden to use or carry any form of gun or firearm on the park, any such guns or firearms must only be kept with a licence from the appropriate police authority;

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

40. Occupiers must not use the mobile home, the pitch or any part of the park for any business purposes;

41. Sub-letting or renting of any mobile home is strictly prohibited;

42. Children may only play within the boundary of the occupiers pitch of whom they are visiting/staying with, they may also use the designated play area of the neighbouring touring park providing it is used in the proper manner. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times;

43. The park is primarily intended to be a park for the retired and semi-retired. No person under the age of 50 years may purchase, own or live in a mobile home on the park.







BERKELEYPARKS RESIDENTIAL PARK RULES

ENGLAND 2014
PARK RULES FOR HOME FARM PARK

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 and any 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.

With one exception the rules also apply to any occupiers of park homes who rent their home.

The only rule which does not apply to occupiers who rent their home is rule 30 about the colour of the exterior of the home, as someone renting their home would not be responsible for exterior maintenance.

None of these rules is to have retrospective effect. Accordingly:
• they are only to apply from the date on which they take effect, which is
14th October 2014; 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 13, 15 and 24.

The Park Owner does not accept any liability whatsoever for loss or damage to any property of the Homeowner, including the park home, their family or any visitor to the park.





Continued from left colum, 30 listed rules for HOME FARM PARK below:

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 you have obtained our approval (which will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed). You must position the fences and any other means of enclosure so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions and fire safety requirements and to a maximum of 1m in height. Park boundary hedges and or fences must not be interfered with and no unauthorised entrances to the park are permitted.

3. Trees and Shrubs and other planting must not be permitted to grow to a size or shape to interfere with a neighbour’s pitch. Vegetables are not to be grown.

4. You must not have external fires, including use of incinerators.

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

6. You must not keep explosive substances on the park.
7. 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 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 48ft² or 4.47m².

8. You must not have any storage receptacle on the pitch other than the shed referred to in rule 7 and any receptacle for the storage of domestic waste pending collection by the local authority.

9. You must ensure that any 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.
10. 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.

11. 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).
12. 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 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.
13. No person under the age of 50 years may reside in a park home, with the exception of the park owner, park manager and their family etc.
14. 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.
15. You must not keep any pets or animals except the following:

- Not more that one dog (other than any of the breeds subject to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which are not permitted). 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.
OR
- Not more than one domestic cat. You must not allow it 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.

Rule 15 does not apply to pets owned by the park owner, park manager and their family etc.

16. Nothing in rule 15 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.
17. You must only use fire point hoses in case of fire.

18. You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage.
19. You must not access vacant pitches and must not disturb building materials and plant.
20. You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the displayed speed limit.

21. Parking is only permitted for one vehicle per park home.

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

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

24. Other than for delivering goods and services, you must not park or allow parking of commercial vehicles of any sort 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, park manager and their family etc.

25. You must not park Boats, Camper Vans, Motorhomes, Touring Caravans or Trailers of any sort on the park.

26. You must hold a current driving licence and be insured to drive any vehicle which is your responsibility 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.

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

28. You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park:
(a) major vehicle repairs involving dismantling of part(s) of the engine
(b) works which involve the removal of lubricants or fuel.
29. 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, a copy of which should be provided to the park owners, and they are securely stored in accordance with that licence.

30. 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.




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BERKELEYPARKS RESIDENTIAL PARK RULES

ENGLAD, 2014
PARK RULES FOR HOLWAY HUSE PARK

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 and any 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.

With one exception the rules also apply to any occupiers of park homes who rent their home.

The only rule which does not apply to occupiers who rent their home is rule 30 about the colour of the exterior of the home, as someone renting their home would not be responsible for exterior maintenance.

None of these rules is to have retrospective effect. Accordingly:
• they are only to apply from the date on which they take effect, which is
14th October 2014; 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 13, 15 and 24.

The Park Owner does not accept any liability whatsoever for loss or damage to any property of the Homeowner, including the park home, their family or any visitor to the park.



Continued from left colum, 30 listed rules for HOLWAY HUSE PARK below:

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 you have obtained our approval (which will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed). You must position the fences and any other means of enclosure so as to comply with the park’s site licence conditions and fire safety requirements and to a maximum of 1m in height. Park boundary hedges and or fences must not be interfered with and no unauthorised entrances to the park are permitted.

3. Trees and Shrubs and other planting must not be permitted to grow to a size or shape to interfere with a neighbour’s pitch. Vegetables are not to be grown.

4. You must not have external fires, including use of incinerators.

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

6. You must not keep explosive substances on the park.
7. 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 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 48ft² or 4.47m².

8. You must not have any storage receptacle on the pitch other than the shed referred to in rule 7 and any receptacle for the storage of domestic waste pending collection by the local authority.

9. You must ensure that any 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.
10. 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.

11. 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).
12. 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 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.
13. No person under the age of 50 years may reside in a park home, with the exception of the park owner, park manager and their family etc.
14. 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.
15. You must NOT keep any pet or animal at the park home or on the pitch.

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 the other occupiers of the park and this undertaking extends to the behaviour of animals. A similar requirement not to cause nuisance applies to tenants and again this includes the behaviour of pets and animals.

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.

Rule 15 does not apply to pets owned by the park owner, park manager and their family etc.

16. Nothing in rule 15 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.
17. You must only use fire point hoses in case of fire.

18. You must protect all external water pipes from potential frost damage.
19. You must not access vacant pitches and must not disturb building materials and plant.
20. You must drive all vehicles on the park carefully and within the displayed speed limit.

21. Parking is only permitted for one vehicle per park home.

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

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

24. Other than for delivering goods and services, you must not park or allow parking of commercial vehicles of any sort 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, park manager and their family etc.

25. You must not park Boats, Camper Vans, Motorhomes, Touring Caravans or Trailers of any sort on the park.

26. You must hold a current driving licence and be insured to drive any vehicle which is your responsibility 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.

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

28. You must not carry out the following works or repairs on the park:
(a) major vehicle repairs involving dismantling of part(s) of the engine
(b) works which involve the removal of lubricants or fuel.
29. 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, a copy of which should be provided to the park owners, and they are securely stored in accordance with that licence.

30. 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.




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