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Caravan Sites Act 1968

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1 Application of Part 1.E+W+S

(1)This Part of this Act applies in relation to any licence or contract (whether made before or after the passing of this Act) under which a person is entitled to station a caravan on a protected site (as defined by subsection (2) below) and occupy it as his residence, or to occupy as his residence a caravan stationed on any such site; and any such licence or contract is in this Part referred to as a residential contract, and the person so entitled as the occupier.

(2)For the purposes of this Part of this Act a protected site is any land [F1 in England] in respect of which a site licence is required under Part I of the M1Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 or would be so required if [F2paragraph 11 [F3or 11A of Schedule 1 to that Act (exemption of gypsy and other [F3of Schedule 1 to that Act (exemption of]] local authority sites)] were omitted, not being land in respect of which the relevant planning permission or site licence—

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

(b)is otherwise so expressed or subject to such conditions that there are times of the year when no caravan may be stationed on the land for human habitation.

(3)References in this Part of this Act to the owner of a protected site are references to the person who is or would apart from any residential contract be entitled to possession of the land.

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F1Words in s. 1(2) inserted (E.W.) (5.11.2013) by Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 (anaw 6), s. 64(1), Sch. 4 para. 2(2) (with Sch. 5 para. 7) (this amendment is to be treated as not having effect until 1.10.2014 by virtue of S.I. 2014/11, art. 3(2))

F2Words in s. 1(2) substituted (18.1.2005) by Housing Act 2004 (c. 34), ss. 209(2), 270(3)(a) (with s. 209(3))

F3Words in s. 1(2) substituted (S.) (28.5.2007) by Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp 1), ss. 171(1)(a), 195(3) (with ss. 171(2), 193); S.S.I. 2007/270, art. 3

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