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Mobile homes pitch fees - annual uprating index: consultation

This consultation asks for views on changing the measure for uprating pitch fees for Scottish contracts under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 from Retail Prices Index to Consumer Prices Index, and on options for making the change in legislation.


About Residential Mobile Homes in Scotland

5. Mobile homes, often known as park homes, are self-contained prefabricated buildings, transported to a licenced park home site where they are assembled. Mobile home sites can be on either holiday sites or residential sites, with some sites having a licence for both.

6. We do not have accurate up to date information on the numbers of sites in Scotland. Information gathered in 2013 by Consumer Focus Scotland identified 92 residential mobile home sites in Scotland. This research also found that residents were more likely to be older and/or disabled and on fixed incomes. Most sites were concentrated to six local authority areas: Aberdeen, Argyll and Bute, Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, Fife and Perth and Kinross. More recently, the Scottish Confederation of Park Home Residents Associations have estimated that there are around 100 parks in Scotland which may have more than 8,500 residents.

Contact

Email: MobileHomeRPICPIConsultation@gov.scot

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