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The Tenants' Union of NSW publishes two free newsletters for land lease community residents and advocates — Outasite and Outasite Lite. These contain useful articles and up-to-date information on a broad range of issues relating to land lease community living and the law.


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New laws for park residents

Friday, 11 December, 2015 - 13:27

Paul Smyth, Tenants Union Residential Parks Legal Officer discusses the law with Len Hogg from the Tweed Residential Parks Homeowners Association

On 1 November 2015 the laws governing the relationship between park owners and park residents changed. In fact, parks are not even called parks any more - the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 renames them “residential communities”. So, what does this mean for residents of these communities?

The first big change, as we have already highlighted, is the terminology. Park owners are now operators; people who own their dwellings are home owners; rent is now site fees; and electricity and water are generically known as utilities.

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This is my park: Sea Winds Village

Thursday, 1 October, 2015 - 10:55

In our new feature ‘This is my park’ Janice Edstein of Sea Winds Village shares her experiences of park living.

What keeps you busy throughout the week?

Up until the end of June 2015 when I retired from Port Stephens Park Residents Association I spent most of my time either at meetings, forums or Tribunal hearings, as well as attending to the various Secretary/Treasurer matters needing attention. A lot has happened regarding residential parks during this time, including the Residential Parks Act 1998 and the review in 2006.

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A win for Wallacia residents

Thursday, 1 October, 2015 - 10:36

You may remember we reported on emergency access issues at Wallacia Caravan Park in our May issue of Outasite Lite. Residents considered the emergency access arrangements in the park to be complicated and inadequate – putting them at risk. Tom Mortimer, a Tenant Advocate from the Western Sydney Tenants’ Service who assisted residents, tells us more about how a great outcome was achieved…


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