Cost of living: rent and eviction

Measures to help people impacted by the cost crisis, including rent freeze criteria.

Homes with pitch agreements

Pitch agreements are different to tenancies and are not included in the emergency legislation. 

People who live permanently on licensed residential mobile home sites

Pitch fee increases are already regulated under the Mobile Homes Act 1983, with a presumption that pitch fees will rise by a maximum of Retail Prices Index (RPI) annually.  We have heard concerns from residents that the gap between RPI and Consumer Prices Index (CPI) is growing, with pitch fees growing faster than pension incomes. We will therefore undertake the required consultation on the impact of moving the basis of pitch fee uprating from RPI to CPI, in time to make the change in the 2023 Housing Bill. This change would have a permanent effect, slowing the rate of pitch fee increases in future. 

Public sector Gypsy/Traveller sites

Gypsy/Traveller pitch agreements are regulated by the Mobile Homes Act 1983 and the Minimum Standards for Gypsy/Traveller Accommodation.  They are not included in the emergency legislation.  Gypsy/Travellers on public sites should have the same protections as other social tenants.  We will work with social landlords as part of our partnership under the Gypsy/Traveller Action Plan, to agree an administrative pitch fee cap and evictions moratoriumin line with that for their other tenants.

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