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Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1 – Introduction

      1. Section 1- Overview of Act

      2. Section 2 - Mobile home sites subject to Act and Section 3 – Owners of sites

    2. Part 2 - Licensing of Mobile Home Sites etc

      1. Section 5 - Prohibition on use of land as regulated site without site licence

      2. Section 6 - Application for site licence

      3. Section 7 - Issue of site licence

      4. Section 8 - Duration of site licence

      5. Section 9 - Power to attach conditions to site licence

      6. Section 10 - Model standards

      7. Section 11 - Fire precautions

      8. Section 12 - Appeal against conditions of site licence

      9. Section 13 - Power of local authority to vary conditions of site licence

      10. Section 14 - Appeal against variations of conditions of site licence

      11. Section 15 - Breach of condition

      12. Section 16 - Fixed penalty notice

      13. Section 17 - Compliance notices

      14. Section 18 - Compliance notice: offence and multiple convictions

      15. Section 19 - Compliance notice: power to demand expenses

      16. Section 20 - Power to take action following conviction of owner

      17. Section 21 - Power to take emergency action

      18. Section 22 - Action under section 20 or 21: power to demand expenses

      19. Section 23 - Appeals under section 17, 21 or 22

      20. Section 24 - When compliance notice or expenses demand becomes operative

      21. Section 25 - Recovery of expenses demanded under section 19 or 22

      22. Section 26 - Revocation on death, change of ownership or cessation of use

      23. Section 27 - Duty of licence holder to allow site licence to be altered

      24. Section 28 - Requirement for manager of site to be fit and proper person

      25. Section 29 - Decision whether person is fit and proper

      26. Section 30 - Appointment of interim manager

      27. Section 31 – Terms of appointment and powers of interim manager

      28. Section 32 - Power of entry of officers of local authorities

      29. Section 33 - Repayment orders

      30. Section 34 - False or misleading statements or information

      31. Section 35 - Guidance by Welsh Ministers

      32. Section 36 - Powers to charge fees: supplementary

      33. Section 37 - Registers of site licences

      34. Section 38 - Crown land

    3. Part 3 - Protection from eviction

      1. Section 40 – Application of Part

      2. Section 41 – Minimum length of notice

      3. Sections 42 - Protection of occupiers against eviction and harassment, false information etc.

      4. Section 43 – Offences under Section 42 supplementary

      5. Section 44 – Provision for suspension of eviction orders

    4. Part 4 - Mobile Home Agreements

      1. Section 48 – Agreements to which Part applies

      2. Sections 49 – Particulars of agreements

      3. Section 50 – Terms of agreements

      4. Section 51 – Power to amend implied terms

      5. Section 52 - Site rules

      6. Section 53 - Successors in title

    5. Part 5 – Powers of local authorities

      1. Section 56 – Power to provide sites for mobile homes

      2. Section 57 – Power to prohibit mobile homes on commons

    6. Part 6 – Supplementary and General

      1. Section 59 – Liability of officers of bodies corporate

      2. Section 60 – Meaning of ‘mobile home’

      3. Section 61 – Meaning of “qualifying residents’ association”

      4. Section 63 – Orders and Regulations

    7. Schedule 1 - Sites which are not regulated sites

    8. Schedule 2 – terms of mobile homes agreements

      1. Part 1 – Terms Implied By Act

        1. Chapter 2 – Agreements relating to pitches except those on local authority Gypsy and Traveller sites

        2. Chapter 3 – Agreements relating to transit pitches on local authority Gypsy and Traveller sites

        3. Chapter 4 – Agreements relating to permanent pitches on gypsy and traveller sites

      2. Part 2 – Matters concerning which terms may be implied by the appropriate judicial body

    9. Schedule 3 – Further provision about orders relating to commons

    10. Schedule 4 – Consequential amendments

    11. Schedule 5 – Transitional and transitory provisions and savings

  4. Record of Proceedings in National Assembly for Wales

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