Housing Act, 1988

Provision of sites for travellers.

13.—(1) This section applies to persons belonging to the class of persons who traditionally pursue or have pursued a nomadic way of life.

(2) A housing authority may provide, improve, manage and control sites for caravans used by persons to whom this section applies, and may carry out any works incidental to such provision, improvement, management or control, including the provision of services for such sites.

(3) Section 56 (2) of the Principal Act shall apply in connection with the provision of sites under this section as it applies in connection with the provision of dwellings under that section.

(4) A housing authority may, in respect of the use of a site provided by them under this section or of any services or facilities provided or made available in connection with such a site, make such charges as the authority see fit.

(5) Any charge due to a housing authority under subsection (4) shall be recoverable by them as a simple contract debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

(6) In this section “caravan” means any structure designed or adapted for human habitation which is capable of being moved from one place to another, whether by towing or transport on a vehicle or trailer, and includes a motor vehicle so designed or adapted and a mobile home, but does not include a tent.