Residential parks include caravan parks, manufactured home estates and establishments often called ‘mobile home villages’ or ‘relocatable home parks’.
The laws that apply are the:
Subject to certain exceptions, you are covered immediately if you sign an agreement to rent:
The laws do not apply:
Many reserves are located in coastal areas and may be leased to private sector operators or managed by local councils, or private trusts. Both the Residential Parks Act 1998 and Residential Parks Regulation 2006 apply although there are some exceptions for these tenancies such as restrictions on selling your home on-site and in transferring your tenancy agreements to others.
A trial period applies only if:
You may use this period to check out whether the park facilities and the site are what you want. The park owner may also want to have a trial period before deciding to accept you as a resident.
You are not generally covered by the laws for the first 30 days of your tenancy. The trial period may be extended for another 30 days if you or the park owner notifies the other person. If you continue to remain after 60 days, the law will apply automatically. After the 60 days, a Moveable dwelling agreement must be signed by both of you.
If you and the park owner agree, the laws may apply from the first day of occupation. The agreement should be in writing and a Moveable dwelling agreement must be signed by both of you.
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