Mobile Homes

Mobile Homes

The Mobile Homes Act 1983 gives certain rights to all residents whose agreements with their site owner(s) allows them to live in their mobile homes on site as their main residence.

These include:

  1. Security of tenure

  2. The right to sell a mobile home on the site

  3. Rights concerning inheritance

  4. Pitch fees

  5. Site rules

More recently, the Mobile Homes Act 2013 has introduced important changes to some of the above, in particular regarding the sale or the gifting of a mobile home.

These Acts are only enforceable in the Civil Courts which means that you must pursue any action yourself. The Council is not able to intervene on your behalf.

For help and advice, you can also contact The Leaseholder Advisory Service (LEASE) by telephone on 0207 383 9800.

Caravan Sites

The Environmental Health Department has responsibility for enforcing the provisions of the Caravan Sites & Control of Development Act 1960. The principal function under the Act is the licensing of caravan sites within the Borough.

Conditions may be attached to a Site Licence specifying the minimum standards which must be achieved to protect the health, safety and welfare of the site occupants. These include issues relating to the site layout, provision of satisfactory drainage, separation distances to reduce the spread of fire, electrical safety etc. and are based on Model Standards issued by the Government.

It is the duty of the licence holder to comply with the terms of the licence conditions.

Caravan sites within the Borough are inspected annually to ensure compliance with the Site Licence conditions. The Council cannot address matters outside the scope of the licence conditions, but you may be able to take action in accordance with the rights conferred on you by the Mobile Homes Acts 1983 and 2013.

Permanent Residential Caravan Sites in Broxtowe

There are currently 4 sites in the Borough that are licensed for use as residential caravan sites.

Name of licensee: Beeston Marina Ltd, 1 The Quay, Riverside Road, Beeston, NG9 1NA

Addresses of sites

  •  Riverside Close, Riverside Road, Beeston, NG9 1NR

  •  Lock Close, Riverside Road, Beeston, NG9 1NA

  •  Trentside Caravan Park, Riverside Road, Beeston, NG9 1NB

  •  Pyramid Caravan Park, Riverside Road, Beeston, NG9 1NS

Caravan Sites Act 1968

This Act contains provisions for the protection of the occupiers of mobile homes against unlawful eviction and harassment by the site owner.

Complaints

If you have a complaint concerning your site you should always contact the site owner or manager to give them the opportunity to remedy the situation.

If they are reluctant to address the issues raised, or you are not satisfied that they have been adequately resolved, you should contact the Council for further help and advice.


Contact

Private Sector Housing
tel: 0115 917 3438