Following the introduction of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 on 1 November 2015, NSW Fair Trading has provided a small grant to five Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services.
Northern Rivers, Mid Coast, Hunter, Illawarra and South Coast and South West NSW Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services all received funding for a part time worker to focus on residential parks in 2016.
Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services already provide free advice and assistance to people who live in residential parks but the introduction of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act places additional pressure on service provision.
The extra funding will help ensure that the services are able to assist residents to adjust to the new law by providing advice and community education on issues arising from its implementation.
Now is a good time to get in touch with your local Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service with any questions about how the new law affects you.