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The Equality Act 2010 (Age Exceptions) Order 2012

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Residential mobile homes

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7.  In Part 7 of Schedule 3 to the Act, after paragraph 30C insert—

Residential mobile homes

30D.(1) A person (A) who is the owner of a protected site does not contravene section 29, so far as relating to age discrimination, by—

(a)entering into a mobile home agreement with a person (B) that entitles only persons who have attained a particular age to station and occupy a mobile home on land forming part of the site, or

(b)refusing to permit assignment by B of a mobile home agreement to any person other than a person who has attained a particular age.

(2) A does not contravene section 29, so far as relating to age discrimination, by imposing a requirement in park rules that mobile homes stationed on land forming part of the site and occupied under mobile home agreements may be occupied only by persons who have attained a particular age.

(3) A does not contravene section 29, so far as relating to age discrimination, by—

(a)imposing in or under a mobile home rental agreement with a person (C) a requirement that the mobile home to which the agreement relates may be occupied only by persons who have attained a particular age, or

(b)refusing to permit assignment by C of a mobile home rental agreement to any person other than a person who has attained a particular age.

(4) But A may not rely on sub-paragraph (1) or (3) unless, before doing something mentioned in that sub-paragraph, A provides B or C, as the case may be, with a written statement to the effect that the mobile home in question may be occupied only by persons who have attained the age in question.

(5) In this paragraph,

“mobile home agreement” means an agreement to which the Mobile Homes Act 1983(1) applies; and “owner”, “protected site” and “mobile home” have the same meaning as in that Act;

“park rules” means rules applying to residents of mobile homes on the protected site and required to be observed by a term in the mobile home agreement or the mobile home rental agreement as the case may be;

“mobile home rental agreement” means an agreement (other than an arrangement to occupy a mobile home for the purposes of a holiday) under which a person (“the occupier”) is entitled to occupy a mobile home on the protected site as the occupier’s residence whether for a specified period or for successive periods of a specified duration subject to payment of money and the performance of other obligations..

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1983 c.34. Section 1 (particulars of agreements) was amended by section 206(1) of the Housing Act 2004 (c.34), section 167 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (asp1) and the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Jurisdiction of Residential Property Tribunals) (England) Order (S.I. 2011/1005). Section 2 and Schedule 1 were amended by sections 206(2)(a), 207, 265(1) and 266 of and paragraph 19 of Schedule 5 and Schedule 16 to the Housing Act 2004, sections 168 and 169 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 and section 60 of and paragraph 2 of Schedule 3 to the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 (c.18) and by the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (England) Order 2006 (S.I. 2006/1775), the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1) (Wales) Order 2007 (S.I. 2007/3151), the Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1 and Consequential Amendments) (England) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/1003) and by S.I. 2011/1005. There are other amendments not relevant to this Order.

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