Residents of mobile homes in Arun are being urged to be on their guard against companies selling boilers, purporting to have the endorsement of the Council.
The warning comes after reports that a business selling energy-efficient boilers and insulation cladding to mobile home owners has falsely claimed to have the backing of Arun District Council.
While being supportive of improving insulation and boiler efficiency in mobile homes, the Council has not specifically endorsed any product or company.
Karl Roberts, Director of Place at Arun District Council, said: “We would like to make it clear that we have not given our backing to this company, it’s highly misleading for them to try to gain people’s trust and get them to hand over money by pretending to have our approval.
“We would urge all mobile home owners in the district thinking of spending out on these products, to double-check any claims made by any company and to be aware of the site rules before making a purchase.”
All residents living in mobile homes on a park site must check the site licence, as well as their own pitch agreement and the site rules, before having cladding fitted. Often the pitch agreement and/or site rules will require some form of approval by the site operator.