Pitch fee uprating under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 - Proposal to change from Retail Price Index to Consumer Price Index.

Closed 7 Apr 2023

Opened 19 Jan 2023


The Scottish Government wants to make sure that the protections relating to pitch fee uprating for residents of residential mobile homes remain fair, appropriate and in line with development of statistical measures. This is of particular importance in light of recent increases in the cost of living.  We are therefore gathering views about a possible change from Retail Prices Index to Consumer Prices Index as the measure for pitch fee uprating under the Mobile Homes Act 1983 and options for implementing the change.

Read the consultation paper 

Why your views matter

Your views will inform decisions on whether:

  • it would be more appropriate for the presumption for annual uprating of pitch fees to be set at Consumer Price index (CPI) rather than Retail Price Index (RPI) or CPI with housing costs (CPIH)
  • the change should apply to agreements that are made in future only or to existing and future agreements
  • it would be appropriate for Ministers to be able to update the index in future via secondary legislation, to keep pace with developments in statistics

What happens next

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with other evidence to help us reach a conclusion. Responses will be published at http://consult.gov.scot, where we have been given permission. An analysis report will also be made available. Subject to stakeholders’ views, and the approval of the Scottish Parliament, if we decide to proceed with the proposal, we aim to do so as soon as the timetable for legislation allows.  


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