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Outasite Lite is our land lease community email newsletter, sent 3-4 times a year. Subscribe hereOutasite magazine is printed once a year and distributed via post. Both are free for residents and their advocates. Full archive here.

 

09/11/2021

Forging Ahead – Tenant Advocates Conference 2021

In October 2021, around 100 Tenant Advocates from across NSW came together online for our annual Tenants Advice and Advocacy Services Conference, under the theme 'Forging Ahead'. It…
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18/10/2021

Appeal Panel says site fee increase is fixed method

The anticipation is over. The Appeal Panel of the Tribunal has handed down the decision in Kincumber Nautical Village Pty Ltd v Morris & Ors and it is not good news for home owners. The…
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18/10/2021

Further challenges for Margaret Reckless, champion campaigner

In Outasite magazine (July 2021) we reported on Margaret’s ongoing saga with her operator who was busy pursuing a second attempt at terminating her site agreement at the Tribunal. This was…
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18/10/2021

Port Stephens Council takes positive action on Development Application notifications

The Tenants’ Union has spoken with many land lease community home owners regarding proposed developments in their communities. Developments can range from small to large scale projects involving…
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24/08/2021

Outasite – land lease community magazine

The Tenants' Union has just published Outasite – our annual printed publication for land lease communities! It has been delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW. This issue…
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24/08/2021

Light at the end of the tunnel?

The long-running dispute over electricity charges in land lease communities continues. Just over 12 months ago we became aware of, and reported on, operators relinquishing their right to on-sell…
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24/08/2021

Review overview

At the end of 2020 the NSW Government released the Discussion Paper on the Statutory Review of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013. Individuals and organisations were invited to…
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24/08/2021

Reckless retaliation?

Many Outasite readers will know the name Margaret Reckless. She is the home owner whose name was given to the method to calculate electricity charges for home owners on embedded electricity…
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24/08/2021

Community by definition

In the vast majority of land lease community cases that we encounter, it is generally clear and accepted by all parties that there is a land lease community in operation and subsequently that…
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24/08/2021

Damage, loss and abandonment

A number of land lease communities were impacted by the floods in the Mid North Coast in March 2021. Some homes in those communities were significantly damaged by flood waters, leaving home…
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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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