Fit and proper person

From 1 October 2021, new Regulations require the site owner to:

  • be a fit and proper person to lawfully operate a park home site, or
  • have a fit and proper site manager in place

What the site owner needs to do

The regulations introduce a fit and proper person test and we will need to be satisfied that the owner or manager of a site is a fit and proper person to manage the site. Their details will be added to the register of fit and proper persons, which we publish on-line.

Site owners may need to apply to be added to the register, or to submit the application for their manager.

Applications must be made between 1 July 2021 and 30 September 2021.

The application form is available to download. Upon completion of application form, payment for the registration will be needed. You will be emailed a link to make this payment online.

Fit and Proper Person Application Form

The applicant registering as the Fit and Proper Person needs to submit a copy of their basic Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check with your application, this must be dated no more than six months before the date of the application. The DBS certificate must be from an approved supplier. Information about how to arrange a DBS check can be found on the Government's website:

Further information

Which sites are included?

The regulations cover mobile home and park home sites occupied on a commercial basis including sites which are exclusively residential, and 'mixed use parks' which are used for both residential and holiday purposes. These are sites which require a licence and are not solely for holiday purposes.

The new regulations do not apply to park home sites which are only occupied by the site owner or members of the site owner’s family.

Who will need to apply?

The fit and proper person must be the person with day-to-day responsibility for managing a site, whether that is the site owner or the manager.

What is a fit and proper person?

To be a fit and proper person the applicant needs to demonstrate that there are suitable financial and management arrangements in place to manage the site and comply with licence requirements. This is the reason why a valid Basic DBS check is required.

What is the cost?

We charge an application fee of £206 to recover the costs incurred, or which will be incurred in appointing a person to manage a site with the site owner’s consent. The fee is payable at the time of the application and the applicant will usually be included in the register for a period of five years.

Further guidance

Below you will find further guidance about the application process.

Application guidance for the Fit and Proper Person Registration

Or you can read the Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020.