Tiny House UK?

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  • ZandermanZanderman Forumite
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    Obviously I want to stay within the rules as all tiny house residents want to But it's hard to find exact allowances for exactly how long you can keep your tiny house in one place? Anyway how would they exact dates if you keep moving,mand the worst that could happen is get told to move on which we want o do anyway
    The info seems pretty clear-cut to me from the link posted above.  28 days is the max on agricultural land.  Unless you have Permitted Development Rights or Planning Permission.  But I'd think it's unlikely you get either. So you'd have to be moving every 4 weeks at least. 

    Where can I put my Tiny House in the UK? 

    This is a good question. It’s something we get A LOT. You can legally put your tiny house in a number of places including;

    Within the curtilage of your home/dwelling i.e in the garden 

    On a plot of land, such as farm land for a period of 28 days or you can place it there for longer under permitted development rights

    On a caravan site as tiny houses are movable homes on wheels, therefore they fall under the caravan rules & regulations

    On a park home / residential home site - this can be done if your tiny house is built to specific standards such as BS:E3632:2015 (must be no more than 3.05m tall)

    On land where you’ve applied for planning permission within a residential area

    On a glamping site for holiday let purposes (with planning permission approved)

    From https://www.thetinyhousing.co/blog/understanding-the-uk-laws-of-a-tiny-house

  • danjackson2021danjackson2021 Forumite
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    Zanderman said:
    Obviously I want to stay within the rules as all tiny house residents want to But it's hard to find exact allowances for exactly how long you can keep your tiny house in one place? Anyway how would they exact dates if you keep moving,mand the worst that could happen is get told to move on which we want o do anyway
    The info seems pretty clear-cut to me from the link posted above.  28 days is the max on agricultural land.  Unless you have Permitted Development Rights or Planning Permission.  But I'd think it's unlikely you get either. So you'd have to be moving every 4 weeks at least. 

    Where can I put my Tiny House in the UK? 

    This is a good question. It’s something we get A LOT. You can legally put your tiny house in a number of places including;

    Within the curtilage of your home/dwelling i.e in the garden 

    On a plot of land, such as farm land for a period of 28 days or you can place it there for longer under permitted development rights

    On a caravan site as tiny houses are movable homes on wheels, therefore they fall under the caravan rules & regulations

    On a park home / residential home site - this can be done if your tiny house is built to specific standards such as BS:E3632:2015 (must be no more than 3.05m tall)

    On land where you’ve applied for planning permission within a residential area

    On a glamping site for holiday let purposes (with planning permission approved)

    From https://www.thetinyhousing.co/blog/understanding-the-uk-laws-of-a-tiny-house

    The question is though, it’s 28days from when someone notices you there
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    Zanderman said:
    Obviously I want to stay within the rules as all tiny house residents want to But it's hard to find exact allowances for exactly how long you can keep your tiny house in one place? Anyway how would they exact dates if you keep moving,mand the worst that could happen is get told to move on which we want o do anyway
    The info seems pretty clear-cut to me from the link posted above.  28 days is the max on agricultural land.  Unless you have Permitted Development Rights or Planning Permission.  But I'd think it's unlikely you get either. So you'd have to be moving every 4 weeks at least. 

    Where can I put my Tiny House in the UK? 

    This is a good question. It’s something we get A LOT. You can legally put your tiny house in a number of places including;

    Within the curtilage of your home/dwelling i.e in the garden 

    On a plot of land, such as farm land for a period of 28 days or you can place it there for longer under permitted development rights

    On a caravan site as tiny houses are movable homes on wheels, therefore they fall under the caravan rules & regulations

    On a park home / residential home site - this can be done if your tiny house is built to specific standards such as BS:E3632:2015 (must be no more than 3.05m tall)

    On land where you’ve applied for planning permission within a residential area

    On a glamping site for holiday let purposes (with planning permission approved)

    From https://www.thetinyhousing.co/blog/understanding-the-uk-laws-of-a-tiny-house

    The question is though, it’s 28days from when someone notices you there
    How do you know whether you've been noticed or not? How do you know whether you've been noticed AND reported?

    You might be noticed on day 1 and not know it. Can you live with that uncertainty?
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    Eating Guinea pigs, are you Peruvian by any chance?
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    Do you really want to spend your retirement constantly looking over your shoulder? Wondering when you will next be moved on?
  • ZandermanZanderman Forumite
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    Zanderman said:
    Obviously I want to stay within the rules as all tiny house residents want to But it's hard to find exact allowances for exactly how long you can keep your tiny house in one place? Anyway how would they exact dates if you keep moving,mand the worst that could happen is get told to move on which we want o do anyway
    The info seems pretty clear-cut to me from the link posted above.  28 days is the max on agricultural land.  Unless you have Permitted Development Rights or Planning Permission.  But I'd think it's unlikely you get either. So you'd have to be moving every 4 weeks at least. 

    Where can I put my Tiny House in the UK? 

    This is a good question. It’s something we get A LOT. You can legally put your tiny house in a number of places including;

    Within the curtilage of your home/dwelling i.e in the garden 

    On a plot of land, such as farm land for a period of 28 days or you can place it there for longer under permitted development rights

    On a caravan site as tiny houses are movable homes on wheels, therefore they fall under the caravan rules & regulations

    On a park home / residential home site - this can be done if your tiny house is built to specific standards such as BS:E3632:2015 (must be no more than 3.05m tall)

    On land where you’ve applied for planning permission within a residential area

    On a glamping site for holiday let purposes (with planning permission approved)

    From https://www.thetinyhousing.co/blog/understanding-the-uk-laws-of-a-tiny-house

    The question is though, it’s 28days from when someone notices you there
    Actually, as you stately categorically that you want to stay within the rules, the maximum is clearly 28 days.

    There's no question. It's clear-cut.

    You did say you wanted to know exact allowances. 
  • danjackson2021danjackson2021 Forumite
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    What happens when someone doesn’t move their tiny house after the notice period ?

    someone else said you just keep getting warnings until eventually they will come and move you themselves but this takes ages to actually happen 
  • GeordieGeorgeGeordieGeorge Forumite
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    Is this part of the plan to avoid the official receiver?
  • Mickey666Mickey666 Forumite
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    What happens when someone doesn’t move their tiny house after the notice period ?

    someone else said you just keep getting warnings until eventually they will come and move you themselves but this takes ages to actually happen 
    If you're lucky.

    If you're unlucky someone might set your caravan/tinyhome alight.  When you're abusing the law by trespassing on someone else's land, you can't rely on them not to also abuse the law.  Feelings can run high about such things.

    Same with flytippers: https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/01/flytippers-really-regret-dumping-rubbish-farmers-land-9374134/
  • GeordieGeorgeGeordieGeorge Forumite
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    I quite like the idea of one of these tiny homes to stick on a property as a guest house, or just a place to spend the occasional night away from the main home.

    Having one by a river, with a log burning fire a veranda and a champagne fridge seems quite idyllic.
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