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Fit and Proper Person test for mobile home site operators

The Mobile Homes (Requirements for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 1 July 2021. These regulations introduce the ‘Fit and Proper Person Test’ for mobile home site operators to improve the standards of mobile home site management.


Site owners operating a relevant protected site must apply for the relevant person (themselves or an appointed manager) to be included on the register of fit and proper persons. A site owner may only apply if they hold, or have applied for a site licence for the site.

There will be a charge for the processing of applications to cover our costs. This charge will be in line with government guidance.

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, and
  • not being run on a commercial basis 

The regulations provide further detail about this exemption. Visit the UK Government website for more details.


Where fit and proper status is granted, the applicant will be included on the register for five years. In some circumstances applications will be granted subject to conditions, which will be determined on the merit of the application.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 18 October 2021