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The McGowan Government will this week introduce a Bill into State Parliament to provide greater protections for long-stay tenants at residential parks in Western Australia.
The Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Bill 2018 will ensure fairer dealings and security of contract between park operators and their long-stay tenants. Key reforms include:
These amendments strike a fair balance between protecting the rights of tenants and ensuring the viability of the residential parks sector is maintained.
Additionally, the reforms give the State Administrative Tribunal extra powers and remedies to deal with disputes arising under long-stay agreements.
Comments attributed to Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston:
"Being a home owner, but only a tenant of the land puts people in a vulnerable position.
"We hope these changes will give residents greater security, particularly when the park is sold or an operator becomes insolvent.
"The changes will help address certainty of contract, costs of park living, sale of a home, exit fees and park liaison committees."
Minister's office - 6552 6700