Caravan sites: fit and proper persons' register

From 1 October 2021, unless the site is exempt, the site owner must:

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

Application criteria

Site owners operating a relevant protected site must apply to us for the relevant person (themselves or their appointed manager) to be included in the local register of fit and proper persons to manage a site. The site owner may only apply if they hold or have applied for a site licence for the site.

The applicant seeking entry on the register will need a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate which is dated no more than six months before the date of the application. The DBS certificate must be included with the application and the DBS certificate must be provided by an approved supplier.

Find out how to arrange a basic Disclousre and Barring Service (DBS) check

Exempt sites

A site is exempt if it's a 'non-commercial family occupied site'. This is one:

  • only occupied by members of the same family
  • not being run on a commercial basis.

View the Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020

What we will consider

To be satisfied that the relevant person is a fit and proper person to manage the site, and to add them to the register, we will consider:

  • past compliance with the site licence
  • the long term maintenance of the site
  • whether the relevant person has sufficient level of competence to manage the site
  • the management structure and funding arrangements for the site or proposed management structure and funding arrangements.

We will also consider whether the relevant person:

  • has the right to work within the UK
  • has committed any offence involving fraud or other dishonesty, violence, arson or drugs or listed in Schedule 3 to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (offences attracting notification requirements)
  • has contravened any provision of the law relating to housing, caravan sites, mobile homes, public health, planning or environmental health or of landlord and tenant law
  • has contravened any provision of the Equality Act 2010 in, or in connection with, the carrying on of any business
  • has harassed any person in, or in connection with, the carrying on of any business
  • has had an application rejected by any other local authority
  • is, or has been within the past 10 years, personally insolvent
  • is, or has been within the last 10 years, disqualified from acting as a company director.

We also may consider the conduct of any person associated or formerly associated with the relevant person (whether on a personal, work or other basis), if it appears that person's conduct is relevant.

We can also consider any evidence on any other relevant matters.

Application cost

The fee to be charged for all applications will be £335.

Read our mobile home fit and proper person assessment fee policy

How to apply

Download the application form, complete it and return it to us via email or post. 

Download the fit and proper person application form (Word file)

Download the fit and proper person application form (PDF file)

Fit and proper person register

View the fit and proper person register