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Written Statement - Consultation on the Park Homes Commission Rate

Carl Sargeant, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Further to my announcement in March, I have, today, started a formal consultation with park home owners and operators and interested parties about whether the maximum commission rate of 10%,  currently chargeable on the sale of every park home should be retained, changed, or abolished.

As many of you know, there are strongly held, but conflicting views amongst park owners and residents on this issue.  Consequently, as the review I commissioned last year into the economics of the park homes sector did not provide sufficient evidence to determine the future of the commission rate, I wanted to provide a further opportunity for those affected to have their say.  

I would encourage everyone with an interest in this issue to make their views known and to provide robust evidence to support their views.  In particular, park owners should provide access to detailed financial information if they wish to justify maintaining the current position.  

The consultation is available at: https://consultations.gov.wales/consultations/park-homes-commission-rate, and will close on 17 August 2017.