Mobile homes and houseboats

Mobile homes such as caravans, park homes and houseboats offer a cost effective alternative to renting or buying traditional 'bricks and mortar' property.

This section explains the pros and cons of buying or renting a mobile home and what you should consider if you are interested in going mobile. It also includes an introduction to buying or renting a houseboat.

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  • Things to consider

    Over 200,000 people in the UK live in mobile homes. This section explains what to do if you are interested in buying or renting a mobile home.

  • Renting a mobile home

    The majority of mobile home residents buy their own park homes or caravans. However, it is possible to rent a mobile home to live in.

  • Buying a mobile home

    Most people who live in mobile homes own their own home. This page explains how to buy a mobile home.

  • Mobile home sites

    Check what you should consider when looking at what site you'd like your mobile home to be in.

  • Houseboats

    Get advice from this page if you have any queries about living on a houseboat.Including mortgages, tenancies and mooring your houseboat.

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