This one-day training workshop will explain the changes required by regulators in procedures and practice that have been brought about by the Mobile Homes Act 2013.
This legislation was brought in to strengthen the rights of mobile home owners and prevent widespread malpractice in the park homes sector. As a consequence, local authorities through the licensing changes are now able to focus more resource on this housing sector and use appropriate enforcement.
This essential and interactive one-day training workshop will use a series of case studies to assist and enable delegates to apply this new legislation and implement the changes at a local level.
Why you should attend:
- Gain an understanding of recent changes to park home regulations
- Hear an overview of the Mobile Homes Act 2013 and explore its implications for local practice
- Better understand the licensing regime
- Consider how to set and maintain a practical fee structure and publish a policy
- Learn about the application and transfer of licences including site rules
- Explore the changes introduced to pitch fees and reviews
- Learn about successful prosecution and enforcement using case studies
- Explore the law around harassment and rogue operators
Who should attend:
- Environmental Health
Liz qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1990 at Leeds Polytechnic and shortly afterwards left Local Authority and moved to work for a firm of solicitors in Birmingham. Here she carried out inspections and attended court for actions under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.
In 2000, she joined North Lincolnshire Council where she now manages the operational housing service, which includes the licensing of Park Homes. Prior to the introduction of the Housing Act 2004, Liz was one of the trainers for Warwick University on the HHSRS and Enforcement - part 1 of the Act. In addition, Liz also went back to lecture at Leeds on the Bsc and Msc Environmental Health courses on housing issues for a number of years. She is a member of the LGA Private Sector Housing Group that meets to discuss national and local Housing issues and any Government proposed policy changes and a member of the Park Homes Working Group. She also sits on the recently formed CIEH Housing Experts panel.