Living in residential parks
Note: This information does not apply to retirement villages.
Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006 ('the Parks Act') sets out the broad principles (or minimum standards) for the conduct of park operators and tenants in the residential park tenancy market. Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Regulations 2007 ('Regulations') provide the day-to-day systems of the park to ensure the broad principles of the Parks Act are implemented.
The Parks Act and Regulations provide for specific clauses to be included in all tenancy agreements. Tenants and park operators are free to negotiate other terms of the agreement, as long as such terms are not inconsistent with the core provisions of the Parks Act.
The Parks Act and Regulations also contain provisions recognise that prospective tenants may not be familiar with the operation of the residential park tenancy market. For example, tenants may have owned a house on a suburban block all their lives and may be unfamiliar with the requirements of renting, particularly in a communal living situation.
- Forms and publications
- Park Managers
- Before a tenancy begins
- During the tenancy
- When a tenancy ends
- If a park is closing or may close (Department of Housing Information publication)
Where do I get copies of the current laws?
Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006, and Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Regulations 2007 are available from the State Law Publisher