Mobile homes and caravans
This section looks at the rights of people who live in caravans or mobile homes. Both terms are used interchangeably in this section. The legislation defines what is included when determining whether a structure is a caravan/mobile home or not. Rights depend on whether the caravan/mobile home is stationed on a protected site, and whether it belongs to an owner-occupier or is rented.
The Caravan Sites Act provides the definition of 'caravan' and 'mobile home'.
This section looks at the definitions of site owner and occupier.
A caravan site is a site where one or several caravans are stationed. A protected site is one that requires a site licence and has planning permission for use as a caravan site.
This section explains the conditions for applying for and granting a site licence.
This section discusses the need for planning permission when siting a mobile home on a piece of land.
This section discusses the right of mobile home occupiers in relation to eviction.
This section discusses the rights of someone who owns a mobile home but rents the pitch on which it is sited.
This section discusses the right to a written statement and what this should contain. It discusses express and implied terms, and provides information on the duration of the agreement, terminating the agreement, and the rights to sell, gift and re-site the mobile home.
Disputes may arise between mobile home occupiers and site owners on a number of issues concerning termination of agreements, serving of the written statement or applications to vary or delete express terms of the agreement.
This section discusses the right to succeed to a mobile home under the Mobile Homes Act 1983.
This section discusses the protection offered to mobile home occupiers by the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984.
This section discusses the protection offered to mobile home occupiers by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987.
This section discusses the protection offered to mobile home occupiers by the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988.
This section discusses the common law protection that a mobile home occupier may have if s/he is not protected by statute.
There is no statutory provision for the control of mobile home rents or pitch fees. Most written agreements contain an annual review of pitch fees on stated grounds.
This section discusses the rights that a mobile home occupier may have in relation to repairs.
This section discusses how caravans are treated in relation to housing benefit.
Last updated: 20 November 2019