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Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013

The Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 (‘the Act’) makes provision about mobile home sites in Wales:

  • for and in connection with the licensing of regulated sites etc.
  • for protection from eviction from protected sites,
  • about the terms of agreements for stationing mobile homes on protected sites,
  • under which local authorities may provide sites for mobile homes and may prohibit the stationing of mobile homes on commons, and
  • about supplementary and general matters.

The Explanatory Notes to the Act provide detailed commentary on the various provisions.

Coming into force

Part 6 came into force on 5 November 2013, which is the day after the Act received Royal Assent, in accordance with section 64(1).

The other provisions of the Act come into force on a day appointed by order made by the Welsh Ministers, in accordance with section 64(2). The following Order has been made:

The Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 (Commencement, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Order 2014

Subordinate legislation made under the Act:

TitleCitation numberMade dateComing into force dateSupporting documents
The Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 (Consequential Provisions) Order 20162016 No. 964 (W. 237)   28 September 2016    31 October 2016  Explanatory Memorandum
The Mobile Homes (Written Statement) (Wales) Regulations 20142014 No.1762 (W. 177)2 July 20141 October 2014Explanatory Memorandum
The Mobile Homes (Selling and Gifting) (Wales) Regulations 20142014 No. 1763 (W. 178)2 July 20141 October 2014Explanatory Memorandum
The Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (Wales) Regulations 20142014 No. 1764 (W. 179)2 July 20141 October 2014Explanatory Memorandum
The Mobile Homes (Pitch Fees) (Prescribed Form) (Wales) Regulations 20142014 No. 1760 (W. 175)2 July 20141 October 2014Explanatory Memorandum
The Mobile Homes Act 1983 (Amendment of Schedule 1 and Consequential Amendments) (Wales) Order 20132013 No. 1723 (W. 167)    10 July 2013    10 July 2013    Explanatory Memorandum
The Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 (Consequential Amendments to the Mobile Homes Act 1983) (Wales) Order 20132013 No. 1722 (W. 166)    10 July 2013   10 July 2013    Explanatory Memorandum

Consideration of the legislation by the Senedd

This Bill was an Assembly Member Bill introduced by Peter Black AM on 24 October 2012, following his success in a legislative ballot. The Bill was passed by Senedd Cymru (then known as National Assembly for Wales) on 25 September 2013.

More information about the Bill is available on the Senedd website including a record of the passage of the Bill through Senedd Cymru and the Explanatory Memorandum that was prepared by the Welsh Government (as revised after Stage 2).

The Act received Royal Assent on 4 November 2013.

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