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.

Current Basis of Pitch Fee Uprating

9. The basis for uprating pitch fees is set out at Paragraph 23 of Schedule 1 of the Mobile Homes Act 1983, amended in Scotland by secondary legislation in 2013. There is a presumption that the pitch fee will increase or decrease by a percentage which is no more than any percentage change in RPI, since the last review date, unless this would be unreasonable. The site owner must issue a proposal for the new pitch fee 28 days in advance of the increase. If the occupier does not agree the proposed fee, they can apply to the Court to determine the new pitch fee. The pitch fee remains unchanged while this process is in progress.



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