Living in a residential park

The 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.

The Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Regulations 2007 ('Regulations') provide for 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 that recognise 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.

Copies of the Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act 2006, and Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Regulations 2007 are available from the State Law Publisher

Further information

Housing Authority (formerly Department of Housing) has information on if a park is closing or may close.

The State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) has information on how to make an application to the SAT to resolve a dispute.

Note: This information does not apply to retirement villages.

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