STOP PRESS - 15 February 2024
January 2024 RPI - ISSUED 14 February 2024
The Office for National Statistics has released this month's RPI rate at 4.9% down from 5.2%% last month. This is the rate that will affect April 2024 pitch fee reviews.
The CPI rate was 4.2% which will apply to pitch fees in England
It is interesting how these two rates are moving closer and when Scotland moves to CPI for pitch fees later this year it seems there may not be that much difference between the two.
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DO YOU LIVE IN A RESIDENTIAL PARK HOME OR LODGE IN SCOTLAND - OR ARE THINKING ABOUT IT?
IMPROVE YOUR PARK HOME LIFE EXPERIENCE WITH THE SCOTTISH CONFEDERATION OF PARK HOME RESIDENTS ASSOCIATIONS (SCOPHRA)
if you live in a residential park home or lodge in Scotland, or are thinking about it, you may find this website useful.
Residential Park Homes, sometime called mobile homes, provide a unique lifestyle which is growing throughout Scotland - with over ninety (90) properly licensed sites from the Highlands to the Borders. They are used predominantly by the over 50’s and those of a retirement age looking for an easier way of life. In some cases, location can be the main attraction, in particular the countryside, along with coastal sites are both very much sought after but sites can be found in urban areas.
Park Home sites are generally privately owned; the residents will own their own home but rent a 'pitch' on which their home is sited, from a site owner; the surroundings will differ from site to site and personal choice might be an option. If community style of living is your preference, then this can be found on a park home site with like-minded residents willing to participate in group activities and in some cases form a residents’ association.
SCOPHRA is a voluntary organistaion which exists to help park home residents associations and individual park home owners to fully enjoy the park home lifestyle by assisting them with advice and assistance on park home law, park home contracts, dealing with site owners, local authorities, park home financial matters and promoting park home legislation.
SCOPHRA is the go-to organisation for the Scottish Government on park home matters and our executive meets regularly with MSPs and Scottish Government officials.
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