The Mobile Homes Act (2013) came into force on 1st of October 2014. The new changes are to ensure that conditions on mobile home sites are improved and that the rights of mobile home residents are better protected.
The main features of the newly updated law can be found on the Welsh Government website.
How to register?
All mobile homes sites must have a site licence issued by the local authority on a park with relevant planning permission. Local authorities have 6 months to revoke and relicense all sites by 1st of April 2015. Find out more about obtaining relevant planning permission.
There are also statutory forms that need to be completed before owners can sell mobile homes, change the pitching fees and amend any site rules. The needed forms and the processes have been outlined on the Welsh Government website.
How much would it cost?
The new legislation gives local authorities the powers to set fees for licensing mobile homes sites. The cost of the licensing differs from the size of the site. All the information about the policies and the charging schemes for mobile home sites can be found within the annual review of fees and charges.