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Publication - Guidance

Licensing system for mobile home sites with permanent residents: guidance for local authorities

Published: 13 Apr 2017
Part of:
Housing
ISBN:
9781786529152

Guidance for local authority officers in Scotland who are involved with permanent mobile home site licensing.

48 page PDF

410.7kB

48 page PDF

410.7kB

Contents
Licensing system for mobile home sites with permanent residents: guidance for local authorities
Annex A: Information to be provided by applicants

48 page PDF

410.7kB

Annex A: Information to be provided by applicants

Information required to be provided under the 1960 Act and 2016 Regulations Required for First Site Licence Required for Site Licence renewal Required for Transfer of a Site Licence
Specify the land which the application is being made about ( i.e. the location of the relevant permanent site). Confirmation that information has not changed from that provided to the local authority previously. If any information has changed, then the applicant must provide the new information
Information [71] (unless a conviction is now spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) that shows if an applicant (transfer, for a transfer application) has :
  • been convicted of an offence involving fraud or dishonesty, violence, drugs, firearms, or a sexual offence;
  • practised unlawful discrimination;
  • has broken the law relating to caravans, housing, or landlords and tenants;
  • breached an agreement to which the Mobile Homes Act 1983 applies ( i.e. a written agreement);
  • broken the rules stopping the reselling of gas, electricity, or for water charges;
  • engaged in anti-social behaviour, or had a complaint made about their anti-social behaviour;
  • breached a site licence condition for a previous mobile home site licence.

(see paragraph 3.39)

For each occupier (and transferee, for a transfer application) provide their name, and if an occupier uses or has used more than one name, each of those names
For each occupier (or transferee, for a transfer application) who is an individual ( e.g. not a company) provide their date of birth, and home address (and if they have lived there for less than 5 years, their previous home address for the previous five years.
For each occupier (transferee, for a transfer application) who is not an individual e.g., who is a company, provide the name and address of the person who has the most senior position within the management structure of the body. For example this may be the Chief Executive of a company that runs the mobile home site to be licensed. Confirmation that information has not changed from that provided to the local authority previously. If any information has changed, then the applicant must provide the new information
If the occupier (transferee, for a transfer application) is a registered company, provide the company's registered number.
If the occupier (transferee, for a transfer application) is a charity, provide the body's charity number.
Provide a correspondence address for the applicant (transferee, for a transfer application) in relation to the management of the site and any email address to which correspondence can be sent.
Provide a contact phone number for the applicant (transferee, for a transfer application)
Provide the name of any person appointed to manage a site ( e.g. the site manager), and where that person uses a number of names all of the names they use.
Provide for each site manager who is an individual ( e.g. not a company) their date of birth, and home address (and if they have lived there for less than 5 years, their previous home address back for the previous five years.
Provide for each site manager occupier who is not an individual e.g. who is a company; provide the name and address of the person who has the most senior position within the management structure of the body. For example this may be a company's Chief Executive, or the Director who oversees sites.
Any information relevant to the fit and proper person test which the local authority will apply to the transferee, any person nominated by the applicant to manage the site, and any other person which the local authority is required to be satisfied is a fit and proper person under the Act.  

Contact

Email: Ged Millar

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG