Barry Weir Reviews Fire Safety in Park Homes

For years, Barry Weir has shared his extensive knowledge of park homes and park home living. Barry Weir’s park homes business was a great success and helped him become a leading authority in the park homes industry.

To continue spreading the advice of Barry Weir, park homes fire safety is the next topic Barry Weir will tackle in his blog. Barry Weir knows that living in park homes makes being vigilant about fire safety that much more important because of the materials that are used to make park homes and the proximity of each home to one another within a park homes community.

Those who lived in Barry Weir park homes were always required to have a smoke alarm installed because Barry Weir knows that people who do not have a working smoke alarm in their home are more than twice as likely to die in the event of a fire.

Having a smoke alarm installed is just one of the many fire safety park homes tips that Barry Weir recommends. Here are some other fire safety tips for living in park homes Barry Weir would suggest.

  • Regularly check smoke alarms to make sure they are in proper working condition
  • Test your smoke alarm every week and change the batteries each year
  • Try to avoid installing the smoke alarm too close to the kitchen or bathroom where it can accidently be set off
  • Keep a fire blanket near the kitchen
  • Check electrical appliances and electrical sockets regularly for any signs of damage or exposed wires, and replace or repair immediately if you find anything wrong
  • Fire extinguishers are one of the most valuable items you can have around, but it is also important to know how to use them
  • Unplug appliances when they are not in use and before you go to bed
  • Don’t leave pots, pans or other cooking equipment unattended while they are being used and make sure stove burners and ovens are completely turned off when you’re finished with them
  • If you’re a smoker, use a proper ashtray, make sure all cigarettes are fully extinguished, and never smoke in bed
  • Have an action plan ready to go in case of a fire in your home, and be sure to include an escape route for each room in your park home and keep route clear at all times

You can never fully prevent fires from happening but by taking these steps you can certainly decrease the chances of them happening and be prepared if one does occur at your park home.

Barry Weir Explains Park Homes Jargon

The design and approach of Barry Weir park homes are unique and have helped Barry Weir’s park homes brand. Barry Weir park homes were developed like apartments. They have communal roads and staircases. However, each park home is registered as an individual unit.

Because of his success in the park homes industry in the UK, Barry Weir has become a leading authority on park homes and the Mobile Homes Act of 2013. To help spread his knowledge of park homes, Barry Weir is here to explain some commonly used park homes jargon.

Agreement – A license to park a mobile home on a site that lays out fees and other terms.

Assignment – When a property transfers the rights of that property to another.

Beneficiary – The person who receives property under a will, trust or intestacy.

Buyers Information Form – A mandatory form completed by a seller of a park home.

Chattels – The personal belongings inside of a park home such as furniture, art, antiques, jewelry and watches. A park home itself is also a chattel.

Express terms – Terms that are specifically mentioned and agreed upon by both parties at the time the contract or agreement is made.

Implied terms – The terms of a contract or agreement by which law is included, whether they are mentioned in the contract or not.

Intestacy – The term for the estate of a person who dies without having made a legally valid will.

Mobile home – A home with a caravan design that is adapted for living and capable of being moved.

Park home – A commonly used term for a mobile home (caravan) on a protected site (definition below) within the meaning of the Mobile Homes Act.

Pitch fee – The amount of money a park home occupier is required to pay under their agreement to station a mobile home on a pitch and to use the communal areas. It may be paid monthly, yearly or quarterly.

Protected site – A park home site that must be licensed by the local authority.

Sale blocking – A criminal offense of intentionally or recklessly making a statement to prevent an occupier from selling their park home.

Site rule – The rules applying to the site. They are typically incorporated into the agreement.