Buying land to live on in a MH

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  1. juliandavies

    juliandavies Read Only Funster

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    Does anyone know anything about this?
    I'd love to buy a piece of land (ideally that had mains, water & sewage) to live on in my MH.
    Is this completely unheard of?
    Do you need permission to do this?
    Is it just a case of trawling land/property sites to try and find somewhere suitable?
    Does anyone know anyone who has done this?
    ta
     
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    not 100% but you may need planning consent as you will be using it for a place of dwelling.

    something about the 28 day rule...cant stay in one place for more than 28 days at a time.

    someone will have more accurate info.
     
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    even though you own land there is no automatic right to live there or even park there. The planning department will be down on you like a ton of bricks and permission almost impossible to get. Sorry if it was easy we would have all done it years ago.:Sad::Sad:
     
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    Have you experience in this field then??
     
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    I have owned land and made a number of applications over the years, and read extencively on the subject, otherwise I would not have voiced an opinion. However gypsies seem to get away with it so why not. I can't read the tone of your question so not sure where you are coming from.
     
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    Jim got it in one!!! :Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    Hi,

    We are just about to do something like this, although we may be restoring a property and I believe that you can have a caravan or motorhome on the site for habitation use. Rather not say too much at this stage, but hope to get a lot of answers next week as this may form part of a TV programme.

    David
     
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    then you need planning permission to site the caravan.its not a problem for short term living but they do normally put time limits when you are building restoring property. as for living on your own land you must be in cloud cuckoo land if you think its easy . it only takes one complaint and local authority have to act . yes you may get away with it . many do but dont complain when you get caught. many of us have looked into it. the best would be buy a caravan site and all live there .i know it as been mentioned before .even then 11months could be the longest you could stay sometimes. it just dont seem fair but thats the way it is. if you do find the answer let me know . life is hard .
    cheers alan
     
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    Hmmm.....not quite the same as what Juliandavies is hoping to do.

    As you are restoring a property you will no doubt already have power, water and drainage facilities. You will also be paying rates on the property (unless there is no roof?). Many people have done exactly what you are proposing to do before so I wouldn't think it a problem.

    Juliandavies is proposing something quite different. To buy a plot of land with power, water and drainage already in, then plonk his mh there to live in as and when he feels like it. Not only will he struggle to find a plot of land for sale with those facilities, I would think he would also have a struggle with the local Council to approve it.
     
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    Buy a field with a farm building big enough to put the RV in. There may be services already connected or at least water and maybe leccy.

    I sesspit is pretty easy to install for waste.

    Might be a way round it as you will then be "storing" your RV:Wink:
     
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    A local cafe owner bought a double decker bus to use as an extention for his cafe as the interior is quite small so uses the bus mainly for workmen. He has to keep moving it around his car park every month so it isnt parked in the same position for the said 28 days. At least you get a different view every month :Rofl1:
     
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    Land to park

    [FONT=&quot]Come to Bulgaria, land the size of a football pitch has old collapsed house on, so water, electric and mains sewer. And you can go east or west to see Europe. Price starts at about £1,000 and could even have grape vines with that.[/FONT]
     
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    how some times I wish I could speak Bulgarian,,,

    This looks like a way forward for you Julian. Failing that I think its a case of having to get the bus repaired and moving ever 28 days. some people choose to move off for a night and return.
    As Dazzer says though, I have no experience in this field :Wink:
     
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    Become classed as a gypsy I know of one near us stuck a motorhome on it without planning permission & now has a couple of caravans on there as well. :Angry: Agree that the planning laws are sometimes stupid but if you try to do the decent thing & do it legit then you lose.
     
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    Hi I gave Roger (wildman) the name of a book that out lines what you propose to do,he may remember the title/sell his copy :Rofl1:
    It basically outlines what has to be done :thumb: ie like the gypsies do - get everything organised for a full assault weekend, organise water leccy and sewage :thumb:As soon as anyone notices what you are doing they will report it to the council who will put a stop order on your property.This means you cannot do any more work hence organising the above.:Rofl1:
    Not sure from memory what laws to hide behind but once you are on it is a uphill struggle for them to get you off, and depending where / which council you live under it can take months/ years depending on the courts /delaying the system - it may be a good idea to buy a plot with stables/water leccy on as this is a lot cheaper than one with a derelict house on
    terry
     
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    Yes I know someone who did this in Carmarthenshire and when the local council found out they had to get off the land and is only allowed there for 28 days at a time. She owned the wood outright and it had water and a stone service road in and a small shed for the gennie.
    So as everyone said its not easy, sad really they were not seen from the road and were not doing any harm to anyone.:Sad:
     
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    Is it just me, or has the world gone mad? What possible objection can anyone have if you own the land and you are sanitary? There are enough laws to enable them to take action if it becomes a nuisance, so where is the logic?


    Grrrr.... now I know I am definitely a grumpy old man! :Angry:
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the 28-day rule is that you are only allowed to stay in your MH (or caravan/hut etc.) in your own forest/land (without planning permission) for a MAXIMUM of 28 days in any one year.

    There could be dfferent rules for Scotland/England.
     
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