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Park Home Residents: Legal Protection

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:36 am on 1st October 2019.

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Photo of John Stevenson John Stevenson Conservative, Carlisle 9:36 am, 1st October 2019

I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate, which is timely from my perspective, as I visited Great Orton park homes last week. The main issues for the residents I met were the state of the park and the responsibility of the park owner.

I have two points to make. First, does my hon. Friend agree that introducing the fit and proper person test would go some way towards giving councils more powers to intervene where appropriate? Secondly, does he agree that it would be appropriate for residents to have the opportunity to acquire ownership of the park in certain circumstances, similar to the right that long leaseholders in blocks of flats have?