| 24/08/2021

Unstable ground

Land lease living is often talked about as an affordable housing option, particularly for retirees who want to downsize and free up funds. New, modern homes can be expensive but, when compared…
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| 24/08/2021

Local Government complications

The list of issues surrounding the interaction of local councils and local government regulations with land lease community operators and home owners is long. To bring some of these issues into…
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| 24/08/2021

An Independent Voice

The Independent Park Residents Action Group began to take shape in 2013 when twenty-two home owners’ representatives travelled to the Central Coast for an urgent meeting. The meeting was…
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| 24/08/2021

Interference with Sale of Home

Allan and Lynn Reece are home owners and age pensioners. They live in a land lease community called Emerald Tiki Village Caravan Park at Anna Bay in NSW. In early June, 2017 the Reece’s met Mr…
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| 24/08/2021

Age restriction rule allowed

A challenge to an age restriction rule has failed and new home owners and their occupants must be over 55 years of age despite the community being a holiday park marketed at families with young…
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| 24/08/2021

Retirement upheaval update

In the long-running Hacienda saga, home owners have achieved a very significant outcome in the face of misconduct by a rogue operator.
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| 24/08/2021

Contempt

Orders made by the Tribunal are legally binding. So what happens when Tribunal orders are not complied with?
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| 24/08/2021

David vs Goliath

Bob Morris became an advocate for other home owners in his community when they decided to challenge the legality of the fixed method site fee increase that is a term of their site agreements.…
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| 24/08/2021

Palm Lake Resort Appeal Dismissed

On 30 June 2021 the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) Appeal Panel handed down the decision in Palm Lake Resort P/L v King and Metcalfe NSWCATAP 195. The proceedings were an appeal by…
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| 18/08/2021

Increased rent relief support payments, but NSW Eviction Moratorium must be extended

Yesterday the NSW Government announced they are increasing the rent relief support available up to $3000 for landlords who reduce (waive) rent by this amount for impacted tenants. We welcome and…
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| 10/08/2021

COVID-19 Financial Incentives for Landlords

The NSW Government has introduced financial incentives that can be claimed by landlords who provide a rent reduction to tenants impacted by COVID-19 during this period. If you are an ‘impacted…
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| 03/08/2021

WESTS lockdown service update

The Western Sydney Tenants' Service (WESTS) is operating remotely during the COVID-19 Lockdown period. We will continue to deliver our excellent service to the Western Sydney community…
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