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Caravans Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Background and Policy Objectives

3.The Act was the result of a private member’s Bill, sponsored by John McCallister MLA, developed with Government support.

4.The purpose of the Act is to introduce statutory protections, similar to those which already exist in Great Britain, for those who occupy a caravan as their main residence on sites which have been approved for that purpose.

5.The Act also creates a level of protection for other, mostly static holiday, caravan owners by introducing a requirement for written agreements to be in place between site owners and caravan owners. No similar provisions exist in Great Britain.

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Text created by the Northern Ireland Assembly department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly.


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