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Ground rent at holiday parks

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Help. Can I expect to get a refund on my ground rent? I pay £3600 pa on an 11 months season. 600 caravans on site. We have been asked to leave and not return due to the directives on second homes.

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    fran02080 said:
    Help. Can I expect to get a refund on my ground rent? I pay £3600 pa on an 11 months season. 600 caravans on site. We have been asked to leave and not return due to the directives on second homes.
    I had the exact same situation. The site I am on is only about 60 caravans/lodges. I had been staying in my caravan for about 2 weeks to avoid contact elsewhere. My Plot is total secluded. No services on site just fishing lakes. Had good stock of food so thought I was doing the right thing. Told by site owner on Monday that site was closing immediately as a result of government instruction and I must return home. Had just paid £4300 ground rent which starts 1st April. Now cannot return until further notice. Although the site is a holiday complex there are about 6-8 units which are the only residence that the owners have. They sold properties and live on site. Pay only the 5% council tax charged by the site. As this has now been suspended nobody will pay this . These people are living without contributing towards the UK running costs including NHS. Because they have no home they have been allowed to stay on site. I'm hoping local council find out and take some action. These people openly brag about living on the site. Makes me furious even more so now.
    Anyway rant over. How do I stand regarding any refund? I asked owner today on phone. He said he didn't know. All staff have been furloughed and owner will pay no business rates. On my calculation he has received about £300,000 in fees this month. He lives on site. How do we stand? 
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