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Buying a mobile home

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The legal position of a person buying a mobile home as a residence.

Information about the legal position of a mobile home resident is given in the section on Mobile homes, which gives a definition of a mobile home and information about the protection of the Mobile Homes Act 1983. Information about mortgages, solicitors' fees, and other factors which should be considered by all home buyers are included in the section on Buying a home.

Mobile Homes Act 1983 protection

Properties that are protected under the Mobile Homes Act 1983. 

Buying a new or second-hand mobile home

Advantages and disadvantages of buying a new or a second-hand mobile home. 

Obtaining a mortgage

Obtaining a mortgage to purchase a mobile home. 

Use of a solicitor or conveyancer

When to consider using a solicitor or licensed conveyancer when buying a mobile home, and how much these services might cost. 

The legal position of the site

Legal checks that a prospective purchaser can make about a mobile home site, and issues around the site licence. 

The written agreement

What should be contained in the written agreement. 

How the site operates

Site rules, and how a prospective owner can find out about how a site is run. 

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