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Rounds of abuse and desist: the games mobile home owners play

Alec Samuels discusses whether residents' anti-social behaviour can be deemed non-remediable

12 January 2015

The 165,000 UK residents who live in mobile homes are often elderly or vulnerable people in need of protection, in some cases from the site owners and in others from fellow occupiers, as they all live in close proximity to each other. The Mobile Homes Act 1983, as amended by the Mobile Homes Act 2013 (discussed further in 'More protection for the mobile home owner') gives a measure of protection. The occupier is entitled to a five-year agreement, minimum protected terms, and protection against eviction, except by order of the court if reasonable.

The occupier of a mobile home (defined as park or caravan homes that are fixed, permanent main residences, not a temporary holiday home) may be evicted if he is in breach of the rules, notice has been served on him, and, if the breach is remediable, he has been given a reasonable opportunity to comply and has failed to do...

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