Renting a mobile home

Most mobile home residents buy their own park homes or caravans. However, it is possible to rent a mobile home on a site.

How do I find a mobile home to rent?

Most caravans, motorhomes and park homes are only available to rent for holidays. However, some residential parks do offer properties to rent on a more permanent basis.

You can search for mobile homes to rent at UK Parks.

Many mobile home occupiers rent caravans through their family or friends. However, be aware that if you are renting a caravan on someone’s land and they don’t have permission and a site licence, you will have very few rights and can be evicted easily.

How much rent will I have to pay?

Mobile home rents should be cheaper than traditional properties. However, there are no controls over rent for mobile homes, so you will need to negotiate with the landlord.

You will probably also have to pay pitch fees and service charges to whoever owns the site that the mobile home is on.

Can I claim Housing Benefit?

Yes. Housing Benefit can help you pay your rent or pitch fees if you are on a low income. For more information click here.

What are my rights if I rent a mobile home?

If you rent a mobile home, your rights will be set out in the law and in the agreement you have with your landlord. This will either be a written or a verbal agreement. You have stronger rights if you live on a ‘protected’ site.

Many mobile or park home sites have rules stating that you can’t live there all year round. This is usually because the site operator’s licence is for holiday letting and forbids using the site as a primary residence. It is very important that you check whether there are periods when you can’t stay there as you can be evicted very easily from a site that doesn’t permit year-round residential use.

Get help if you are unsure.

For advice if you are being evicted from a mobile home, click here.

We are sorry that we cannot provide this information in Welsh, however if you would like to speak to an adviser in Welsh please contact 08000 495 495.

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This page was last updated on: May 3, 2023

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