Barry Weir is a retired English businessman who became wealthy in the mobile homes industry. Since his retirement he has become a leading authority on Britain’s Mobile Homes Act of 2013 and offers consulting advice on it.
The new law went into effect on April 1, 2014. Barry Weir says that most mobile home park site owners won’t be affected by the new law very much. That is because most park sites are operated by fair and professional business people.
The new Act provides authorities with enforcement power that will raise the standards in the industry. It makes sure that any demands for improvements by tenants are reasonable, and do not place any unfair burdens on site owners.
Barry Weir has been serving as a consultant on the new Mobile Homes Act, and reminds anyone who asks that it only applies to privately owned parks that are occupied by permanent residents. It does not apply to those parks designed for people who are on holiday.
“When I started in Mobile Homes in 1978, all my parks were put in a freehold holding company and leased to a trading company,” Barry Weir says. “Now leases are up, and local councils have to re-house residents as they are now technically homeless, through no fault of their own.” None of the residents in his mobile home parks, he says, were ever made homeless, because all of them were re-housed.
Barry Weir retired in the middle of 2007, and since then has been able to devote a lot more of his time to his great passion, sports cars.