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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.

 

01/09/2020

Fixed method site fee increases

The concept of increasing rent or site fees by a fixed method is not new. Fixed method increases were possible and did happen under the (repealed) Residential Parks Act 1998. What the…
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01/09/2020

How did we get here?

With the review of the Residential (Land lease) Communities Act 2013 due to commence at the end of the year we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the history of tenancy…
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01/09/2020

Retirement upheaval

On 31 December 2019, His Honour Justice Rothman finally handed down his decision in the case of Commissioner for Fair Trading v Jonval Builders Pty Ltd, Hacienda Caravan Park Pty Ltd and John…
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01/09/2020

Community rules

We could write three or four articles about community rules and still not address all of the confusion and questions that arise out of Part 8 of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act. We…
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01/09/2020

Hummmmm

Just when we think it’s all over a brand new electricity conundrum pops up. This time the question is whether an operator can stop providing electricity to home owners through the embedded…
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01/09/2020

Shifting sands

It is fair to say that land lease living is a unique arrangement. The community aspect is attractive to many people but when you own a home that sits on land owned by another party, you cannot…
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26/06/2020

Changes are coming

When we last published Outasite Lite at the beginning of April the COVID-19 pandemic was in its early stages and the NSW Government had just issued the first Public Health Order restricting the…
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26/06/2020

Recently at NCAT

Getting back to site fee increases, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has recently heard and determined an interesting case where the operator issued two notices of increase, claiming…
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06/04/2020

How the COVID-19 pandemic may impact land lease communities

There is no doubt we are living in strange and worrying times where everything is changing almost on a daily basis, including the law. The Tenants’ Union has had a number of enquiries from land…
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04/03/2020

Tales from the riverside

It was difficult to know where to start this article – it could have so many themes but essentially it is about one man who just wants to live quietly in the land lease community he chose as his…
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03/12/2019

A year to review

Yes, it has been four years since the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (RLLC Act) commenced and that means the statutory review is due next year. The Tenants’ Union has already…
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01/11/2019

Embedded networks on ABC's 7.30 Report

Mary Preston is an amazing member of our network of land lease community residents. She works for fairness in her community and gathers frequently with other members of the network to discuss…
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