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Moveable structures

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Homeless applicants who live in movable structures .

Homelessness for people living in movable structures

A person is homeless if s/he lives in a movable structure such as a caravan, mobile home or houseboat, and there is nowhere where s/he has permission to put it and live in it.[1]

For more information about the security of tenure of occupiers of movable structures, see the sections on Mobile homes and Gypsies and Travellers.

Applications made before 3 April 2018

The current Homelessness Code of Guidance was introduced on 3 April 2018 and the references on this page are to this Code. For applications made before this date, the recommendations of the 2006 Code of Guidance should apply.

[1] s.175(2)(b) Housing Act 1996; para 6.22 Homelessness Code of Guidance, MHCLG, Feb 2018; R v Chiltern DC ex parte Roberts (1991) 23 HLR 387, QBD; R v Hillingdon LBC ex parte Bax [1992] Legal Action 21 December 1992, QBD.

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