Succession to mobile home pitch agreements

Categories of people with rights to succeed to a mobile home pitch agreement and the rules for when no one is entitled to succeed.

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Who can succeed to a mobile home pitch agreement

A spouse or civil partner who was residing with a mobile home occupier at the time of the occupier's death has the right to succeed to a mobile home pitch agreement. If there is no spouse or civil partner, the right passes to any member of the occupier's family who was living in the mobile home at the time of the occupier's death.[1] The definition of family member includes a:

  • parent

  • grandparent

  • sister or brother

  • uncle or aunt

  • nephew or niece 

Step-relations and relations through marriage or half-blood are also included.

Where no one qualifies to succeed

If there is no one entitled to succeed to a mobile home pitch agreement, the person entitled to the home under the occupier's will or intestacy can succeed, although they will not be entitled to occupy the mobile home. The site owner could allow such a person to live in the mobile home or give it to another member of their family as a gift, but is not required to do so.[2] The successor would be entitled to sell the mobile home and assign the agreement, and the site owner cannot terminate the agreement on the basis that the mobile home is not being occupied during this process.

Last updated: 12 March 2021


  • [1]

    s.3(3) Mobile Homes Act 1983.

  • [2]

    s.3(4) Mobile Homes Act 1983.