Q&As

If ‘A’ was granted a licence in respect of site on a caravan park, does it fall within the remit of the Mobile Homes Act 2013? If so, do any of the rules differ from those that apply to mobile home agreements? If the licence/agreement is inherited, do the terms persist or can they be varied? Can the site owner terminate a mobile home agreement in a way other than by application to court?

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Published on LexisPSL on 30/11/2018

The following Local Government Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • If ‘A’ was granted a licence in respect of site on a caravan park, does it fall within the remit of the Mobile Homes Act 2013? If so, do any of the rules differ from those that apply to mobile home agreements? If the licence/agreement is inherited, do the terms persist or can they be varied? Can the site owner terminate a mobile home agreement in a way other than by application to court?
  • Mobile Homes Act
  • Successors in title
  • Termination

If ‘A’ was granted a licence in respect of site on a caravan park, does it fall within the remit of the Mobile Homes Act 2013? If so, do any of the rules differ from those that apply to mobile home agreements? If the licence/agreement is inherited, do the terms persist or can they be varied? Can the site owner terminate a mobile home agreement in a way other than by application to court?

Mobile Homes Act

The legal framework in England and Wales relating to park or mobile homes is contained in the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (MoHA 1983) as amended, most recently, by the Mobile Homes Act 2013.

'Mobile home' is statutorily defined as meaning any structure designed or adapted for human habitation which is capable of being moved from one place to another, whether by being towed, or by being transported on a motor vehicle or trailer, and any motor vehicle so designed or adapted, but does not include:

  1. any railway rolling stock which is for the time being on rails forming part of a railway system

  2. any tent, or

  3. a

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