Strengthening the law for mobile home residents
By: Shelter Scotland Published: March 2005
This is one of a series of position papers produced by Shelter on the Housing (Scotland) Bill. This briefing focusing on mobile homes.
- Strengthening the law for mobile home residents (PDF 165.4 KB)
The Housing (Scotland) Bill contains provisions to extend legal protection for people who own their mobile home while renting a stance from the site owner. While these proposals are welcome, Shelter believes that they should be part of a broader strengthening of legal protection for people who live in mobile homes, to include those who rent the home as well as the site. The legislation is complex and fails to protect people who rent mobile homes. They should have equivalent rights to those who rent a bricks and mortar house and Shelter wants the Executive to make a commitment to a comprehensive review of the legislation on mobile homes regardless of the tenure.