Your rights if you live in a mobile home

You might also find our eviction from mobile homes information useful.

This section explains your rights if you own or rent a mobile home, or rent a pitch for it. Mobile homes can vary greatly - for example you might live in a caravan, motorhome, prefabricated bungalow, or park home.

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  • About mobile homes and sites

    If you live in a mobile home, your tenancy rights depend on if your property meets the legal definition of a mobile home, and if you live on a protected site.

  • Renting a mobile home

    This page helps you work out what kind of tenancy you have if you rent your mobile home. Your rights depend on the kind of tenancy you have.

  • Common law rights

    If you rent a mobile home or you rent a pitch for a mobile home that you own, you will have certain rights under common law.

  • Renting a pitch

    Unless you have your own land, you will need to rent a pitch on a site to station your mobile home. Your rights depend on whether you rent a pitch on a protected site or

  • Owning a mobile home

    Most people who own their mobile homes still need to rent a pitch for it. If you own a mobile home on a rented pitch, your rights are determined by the law and your agreement

  • Responsibilities

    As the owner or tenant of a mobile home, you have certain responsibilities as well as rights.

  • Problems on site

    This section looks at common problems on a mobile home site, including what to do if you aren't happy with conditions or the supply of services and how to deal with harassment.

  • Mobile homes and housing benefit

    This page discusses how mobile homes are treated in relation to housing benefit.

  • Council tax

    If you live in a mobile home, you will still be liable to pay council tax.

Speak to a Shelter Scotland adviser

Call Shelter Scotland's free housing advice helpline

0808 800 4444
9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

Email an adviser

You can also email a housing adviser. We aim to respond within three working days.

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