Can you legally live in a campervan UK?

There is no law that prevents you from making a motorhome your primary residence. The same is true of caravans and campervans. The only legal stipulation is that it must be roadworthy, hold a current MOT certificate and be taxed and insured. Plus, you must only pitch up in permitted places.

In other words you cant just park up anywhere in a campervan? If your thinking of going off-grid with your camper? And, parking somewhere off the beaten track – and not in a caravan or motorhome park. Then you need to be careful whose land you end up on.


Campervan parking laws in the UK


Think about where are you going to park when you’re not exploring the great wide yonder? You can’t just live in the nearest layby and there are a series of restrictions which you need to be aware of.

Land in Great Britain is typically owned by someone, so it’s always to do a bit of research in advance or prior to pitching up for a stay. Therefore would suggest some further reading on motorhome and campervan parking laws in the UK. 

At present, there’s no specific law prohibiting you from living in your van, campervan or motorhome full-time. However, all local authorities across the UK and Europe have a free hand in determining what restrictions apply to where you can or can’t safely park up.

On this basis, it’s a good idea to check The Highway Code when it comes to parking a non-standard vehicle for one or two nights in a row.


Can you live in a campervan all year round?

Of course, you can, if you want. However, bear in mind that in the winter, when it’s off-season for many campsites and caravan parks, finding overnight parking facilities isn’t automatically assured.
Obviously if your a land then your on to a winner, because living in a motorhome, caravan or campervan saves you the expense of owning property and gives you a wonderful amount of freedom.

Come and visit Leisuredrive at Unit 4, Fishbrook Industrial Estate, Stoneclough Road Kearsley Bolton BL4 8EL

No appointment needed with lots of campervans on display, you’ll get a real feel for your perfect camper!


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