Around 80 park home owners converged on 10 Downing Street on November 28th 2022 to deliver a blunt message demanding reform of their scandal-hit corner of the retirement housing market. The residents, mainly in their 70s, are furious at the skulduggeries of certain park home site owners – and, truth be told, have little good to say about any of them.
The chief source of grievance is the 10% exit fee on sale taken by the site owners which residents claim is for no defined service whatsoever.
Leading the demonstration was Sonia McColl OBE, the founder of the Park Homes Owners Justice Campaign, who had her own mobile home stolen in 2017 by two thugs who were subsequently jailed.
Led by Sir Peter Bottomley, Father of the House, the park home demonstrators delivered a petition to Number 10, before moving on to a meeting with MPs in The Palace of Westminster.