St Merryn Park – Rules
St Merryn Park is open all year for holiday use and our park homes are an ideal investment for use as holiday rental. However, you must maintain a primary residence elsewhere. You must be registered to vote at your primary address, pay council tax and have your driving licence registered there too. Since we keep the holiday park open for 52 weeks a year, you have the freedom and flexibility to come and holiday with us whenever you like.
Your agreement gives you excellent security of tenure and details rights and responsibilities clearly.
The following park rules apply for St Merryn Park:
The following rules of occupation are for the good management of Holiday Mobile Home Parks and the benefit of all who use them. Where arrangements for the occupation of Mobile Home Pitches are entered into, these rules form part of the agreement. The rules have not been compiled to place unnecessary restrictions on occupants but to ensure that, provided the rules are accepted in the right spirit, our Park will be a happy one.
1.1 Only Park Homes (Mobile Homes) of proprietary manufacture which conform to the definitions contained in the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960, the Caravan Sites Act 1968 and the Mobile Homes Act of 1975 and 1983, though are for holiday occupancy, are accepted.
1.2 Home must be kept in sound and clean condition; decorations and external colour must be maintained to the satisfaction of the owner. Wheels must not be removed, nor the Mobile Home repositioned without permission. No external alteration of or addition to the Mobile Home or pitch is permitted without prior written application and written approval of the owner.
2. The occupier will maintain the plot allocated in a tidy condition free from litter and refuse. The underneath of each home is to be kept absolutely clear and not used for storage space. To enable the owners to conform with the conditions attached to their site licence issued by the Local Authority, any gardens, which are not cultivated and kept tidy, will be taken over by the owners and the occupier will be charged for the cost of the maintenance thereof. Breaches in excess of the 28 days will not be tolerated and application to the courts for the termination of Agreement made after this time
3. The Mobile Home may be used by the occupier, and members of his household and bona fide guests, the home may be sub-let, as a holiday home, (and in any event for the occupation of such number of persons as shall not exceed the specified number of berths). 10% sub-let charges are payable to the Park Operators to cover administration.
4. Occupiers are responsible for ensuring that both electrical and gas installations and appliances comply at all times with the requirements of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and/or other appropriate authorities, if the home is to be sub-let as per 3 above, then certificates will need to be lodged with the Park owner annually.
5. The occupier must not permit wastewater to be discharged onto the ground. All external water pipes must be lagged against frost by the occupier, who will be liable for any loss of water due to the occupier’s failure to do so or from any other failure on the section of the water service for which the occupier is responsible i.e. from ground level upwards. The Occupier is responsible for the sewage connection from the ground level upwards and for the electrical connections from the meter. The Occupier is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the base under the home whilst they occupy the plot.
6. The occupier is responsible that all household refuse is deposited in approved containers which must not be overfilled, rubbish should be placed in the area designated by the Park owner for it to be collected. The deposit of any refuse or unroadworthy vehicles on any part of the Owners land is strictly prohibited, and subject to a £25.00 fine.
7. No occupier shall do or permit to be done anywhere on the park, any act or action which may be or become a nuisance, damage, annoyance or inconvenience to the owners or the neighbours or occupiers of any other home on the park or to any adjoining or neighbouring property and shall not use the home for any illegal or immoral purposes. Musical instruments, record players, radios, other appliances and motor vehicles must not be used to cause nuisance to others, especially between the hours of 10.30 p.m. and 8.00 am.
8. All vehicles must be driven carefully on the park not exceeding the speed limit of 10 mph. Vehicles must keep to authorised parking spaces and to the roads, which must not be obstructed. Vehicles must be taxed and insured as required by law and drivers must hold a current driving licence and insurance. Disused vehicles must be removed from the park. The prior written approval of the owner must be obtained before parking commercial vehicles. No more than one car per unit will be allowed without extra charge. No major repairs may be permitted on the owners land. Motor oils and other fuels of that nature must not be discharged into the drains or into the roads or car park. No learner drivers or underage drivers are allowed on the park.
9. Storage sheds, fuel bunkers or other structures are only permitted with the written request and written approval of the Park owner and where permitted, must be of a design and size approved by the Park owner
10. Private gardens where permitted; the planting of trees and shrubs is subject to the owner’s prior approval of types and position. Trees and shrubs may not be cut down, removed or damaged and gardens will be left intact when the occupier vacates the pitch.
11. Washing lines must be of a rotary type, and are to be reasonably screened from public view. No TV or satellite or aerials to be erected without the park owner’s prior written permission.
12. St Merryn is a dog friendly holiday park. Pets where permitted at the owners discretion, must be kept under proper control and (dogs on a lead when outside the curtilage of your own plot) and not allowed to despoil the park. Fouling of Public areas are subject to a £25.00 fine.
13. The occupier is responsible for the conduct of children in his/her custody and of visitors.
14. Guns, firearms or offensive weapons of any description shall not be used on the Park, and shall only be kept with a licence from the Police Authority and the written consent of the owner. It is forbidden to interfere with or disturb any flora or fauna on the Park.
15. Everyone using the Park is required to comply with the regulations of the site licence, water authority or any other Statutory Authority.
16. Access is not permitted to vacant pitches. Building materials or other plant must be left undisturbed.
17. No commercial enterprise or business activities may take place on the Park unless prior permission of the owner has been granted, in writing. (Holiday sub-letting of homes will be allowed but should still be approved in writing.
18. Cars and motorbikes of visitors should be left on the visitor’s car park unless the permission of the owner has been granted.
19. No fences are permitted without the prior approval of the Park owner. Where permission is given the fence would have to be of a picket type and at the rear of the home, and not exceed 3’ in height. The front aspects of the plot are to be left as open plan at all times. The open plan frontage extends to four feet behind the building line. The Park owner must approve the position and height in writing.
20. It is forbidden to place anything into the sewage system which is likely to cause a blockage i.e. Non biodegradable materials including, Plastic bags, vegetable peelings, disposable nappies, J cloths etc. Charges for blockages may be charged separately to a homes account, where the above items are responsible for that blockage.
21. On any arrears of money outstanding after 28 days the Park shall have the right to charge interest at 2% per month. Ground rent must be paid annually in advance.
22. The Park owner and his employees and agents shall not be liable whatsoever for loss or theft of, or damage or loss to, or theft from any mobile home or other vehicle or property whatsoever. The Park owner shall not be liable whatsoever for the loss or theft of any mobile home keys. Further, the occupier shall indemnify the owner and keep him indemnified from and against all actions, proceedings and claims by a third party in respect of all and any loss damage or liability caused by or arising out of any neglect or default or wilful act of the occupier or members of his household or guests or visitors. And the occupier agrees and covenants to insure and keep insured the mobile home and its contents with a member of the British Insurance Association against loss or damage by theft, fire storm and tempest and liability to any third party and such evidence that the owner may reasonably require that the policy is valid, and all premiums have been paid.
23. It is recommended (compulsory where a home is sub-let) that a fire extinguisher of the dry powder type not less than 2lbs capacity should be installed in each Park Home. Note: Other types of fire extinguisher can be dangerous in confined areas. The chimney flue and cowl must be kept in good repair; sparks or objectionable smoke should not be allowed to discharge. Where the home is sub-let annually certificates have to be produced to the park owner.
24. Disconnection and removal of Park Homes from a plot, shall only be carried out by the Park owners, at the occupier’s expense.
25. Only tradesmen who have been from time to time licensed in writing by the owner may trade, sell or buy on the Park. The owner’s permission will not be unreasonably with held.
26. No trenches, holes or pits or any other digging shall be started without first checking with the Park Owner as to the position of British Telecom cables, water pipes, gas pipes, electric cables and drainage pipes.