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Huge fine for owners of unlicensed mobile park home

Thursday, 27 February 2020

We've successfully prosecuted the owners of a residential mobile home park for illegally operating without a licence.

On 25 February 2020, Savannah Frankham, Tommy Frankham and Mayphil Park Sales Ltd in Cambridge, were found guilty at Luton Magistrates’ Court and ordered to pay £13,499 in fines, costs and a victim surcharge.

S Frankham and T Frankham, who did not attend court, were found to be operating Hillcrest Mobile Home Park in Caddington under the business Mayphil Park Sales Ltd, without the correct legal licence in place.

The prosecution, supported by LGSS Law, comes after months of investigation by our housing officers, who discovered Hillcrest Mobile Home Park being run without a licence.

Despite our various attempts to ensure the owners applied for an appropriate licence, Hillcrest Mobile Park Home continued to operate illegally and ignored all contact by officers.

Councillor Carole Hegley, our Executive Member for Adults, Social Care, Housing Operations (HRA) and Customer Services, said:

Cases like these can be notoriously difficult to investigate and to bring to court, so I am delighted at this excellent result and that the site owners have been brought to justice.

Residents who live on mobile home sites should be confident that the conditions they live in do not present a hazard to their health and safety. That is why we will continue to pursue site owners who fail to comply with the licensing requirements and enforce the law.

The licensing of mobile home sites ensures the health and safety of all residents including the correct separation of units, fire safety standards are met, and sites are maintained to a high standard.

To report any concerns, issues or poor conditions of a mobile park home site in Central Bedfordshire email: housingsolutions@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 8767.