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Alex Watts : Do you know the basis on which you are only being asked to sign this now please?
Not really, but I have heard that some people have been slow to pay their ground rent and also that some people have tried to sell their caravans and site.
Alex Watts : So you don't have any sort of lease for the land?
No, afraid not.
Alex Watts : Ok. Well it's a mixture of news.
Alex Watts : As you probably know you never own the land the van is on, it is always leased.
Alex Watts : You rent it which is confirmed by ground rent.
Alex Watts : If you don't sign it you can't be evicted unless you have breached any agreement or not paid.
Alex Watts : As you have no agreement you can't be evicted.
Alex Watts : You have protection under the mobile homes act, more recently modified by the 2013 act.
Alex Watts : The owner needs a court order to remove you.
Alex Watts : However when you sell you are not selling the pitch anyway.
Alex Watts : You are only leasing the pitch.
Alex Watts : If the agreement states you can assign the pitch then you are ok. But you can never sell it as it is not yours to sell.
Alex Watts : If the new agreement says you assign the rights to it, then you can sign it.
Alex Watts : If not then you should insist that it does.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
No more to be said I think, thank you for the advice.
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