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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.

How do I find a mobile home to rent?

Most caravans, motorhomes and park homes are only available to rent for holidays. However, some residential parks do offer properties to rent on a more permanent basis. 

You can search for mobile homes to rent at ukparks.com or the Park Home Living website. The website of the National Caravan Council lists caravan parks across the UK.

Many mobile home occupiers rent caravans through friends or family. However, be aware that if you are renting a caravan on someone's land and they don't have planning permission and a site licence, you will have very few rights and can be evicted easily.

How much rent will I have to pay?

Mobile home rents should be cheaper than rents for 'bricks and mortar' properties. However, there are no controls over rent for mobile homes, so you may need to negotiate with the landlord. In addition, you will probably have to pay pitch fees and service charges to whoever owns the site you live on.

Can I claim Housing Benefit?

Yes. The page on mobile homes and housing benefit explains more.

What are my rights if I rent a mobile home?

At present in Scotland, people who rent mobile homes do not have such secure tenancy rights as people who rent traditional houses or flats. The pages on your rights if you rent a mobile home and your rights if you rent a pitch explain more.

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The important points

  • Renting a mobile home should be cheaper than renting a flat or house.
  • Your housing costs if you're renting a mobile home will probably also include pitch fees and service charges.
  • You could still apply for housing benefit if you're renting a mobile home.
  • Renting a mobile home gives you fewer tenancy rights than if you rented a traditional house or flat.

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