This research briefing by the House of Commons Library provides an overview of the rights of residents who live year-round on mobile (park) home sites and proposals to improve protections for residents in England.
People living year-round in mobile (park) homes normally own their home and rent the land on which it is stationed from the site owner (paying a pitch fee). The Government estimates that around 85,000 households live in mobile homes on 2000 sites in England. Most mobile home sites are privately owned with a small number owned by local authorities.
Mobile homes can offer an attractive housing option for retired people, consequently residents tend to be older. The age profile of mobile home owners can make it challenging for them to assert their rights when dealing with unscrupulous site operators.