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Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013

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PART 1INTRODUCTION

1Overview of Act

(1)This Act makes provision about mobile home sites in Wales.

(2)In this Act—

(a)Part 2 makes provision for and in connection with the licensing of regulated sites etc.,

(b)Part 3 makes provision for protection from eviction from protected sites,

(c)Part 4 makes provision about the terms of agreements for stationing mobile homes on protected sites,

(d)Part 5 makes provision under which local authorities may provide sites for mobile homes and may prohibit the stationing of mobile homes on commons, and

(e)Part 6 makes supplementary and general provision.

2Mobile home sites subject to Act

(1)In this Act “regulated site” means any land in Wales on which a mobile home is stationed for the purposes of human habitation (including any land in Wales used in conjunction with that land), other than—

(a)a site which Schedule 1 provides is not to be a regulated site, or

(b)a holiday site.

(2)In this Act “protected site” means land which is—

(a)a regulated site, or

(b)a site that would be a regulated site but for paragraph 11 of Schedule 1.

(3)In subsection (1) “holiday site” means a site in respect of which the relevant planning permission or the site licence for the site under the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960—

(a)is expressed to be granted for holiday use only, or

(b)requires that there are times of the year when no mobile home may be stationed on the site for human habitation.

(4)For the purpose of determining whether or not a site is a holiday site, any provision of the relevant planning permission or of the site licence which permits the stationing of a mobile home on the land for human habitation all year round is to be ignored if the mobile home is authorised to be occupied by—

(a)the person who is the owner of the site, or

(b)a person employed by that person but who does not occupy the mobile home under an agreement to which Part 4 applies.

(5)In this Act “local authority Gypsy and Traveller site” means land owned by a local authority for the stationing of mobile homes providing accommodation for Gypsies and Travellers.

3Owners of sites

In this Act “owner”, in relation to any land, means the person who, by virtue of an estate or interest in the land—

(a)is entitled to possession of the land, or

(b)would be entitled to possession of the land but for the rights of any other person under any licence or contract granted in respect of the land (including a licence or contract to station or occupy a mobile home there),

but see also sections 39(2), 42(7) and 55(2)(a).

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