Fit and proper person applications
From 1 October 2021, all site owners must have applied to us for their site manager(s) to be assessed as fit and proper persons to manage the site, unless the site is exempt. These details will be included in our public register of fit and proper persons to manage a site. A site owner may only apply if they hold or have applied for a site licence.
Application Fee for Fit and Proper Person Assessment
A fee will be charged for assessing applications to enable the Council to recover the costs of this new responsibility. Further details are available within the Mobile Homes – Fit and Proper Person Application Fees Policy.
This charge, in line with government guidance, is £250 per application. The application relates to the person and the fee is the same regardless of the number of homes on a site.
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 GOV.UK - legislation website for more details.
Apply for a Fit and Proper Assessment
If you are the owner of a licensed mobile home site in Exeter you will receive a letter and an application form in the post.
Please contact the Private Sector Housing Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01392 265147.
You may submit your application by email or send it in the post. You must submit your completed application form and all appropriate supporting documents along with the fee, to us before 1 October 2021.
You will be required to supply a current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate for each site manager with your application, which must be dated no earlier than 6 months before the date of your application. You may apply online for a DBS certificate or your local post office will be able to advise you.
On submission of a full, completed application form together with all the necessary supporting documents, your application will be assessed within a period of 6 weeks and once full payment has been made. A member of the team will contact you directly regarding fee payment after receipt of your application.
The applicant’s details will be recorded on the public Fit and Proper Register for Mobile Home sites in the district after successful completion of the assessment procedure, including payment. Further details are available in the Mobile Homes – Fit and Proper Person Application Fees Policy.