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


Wed, 02/09/2020 - 02:04

Outasite magazine issue 6 – out now!

Our annual printed publication for land lease communities has been published and delivered to mailboxes in communities all over NSW. You can also download a pdf here or read the articles online…
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Tue, 01/09/2020 - 16:34

Five year review

At the end of 2020, which has been a very strange year so far, the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (RLLC Act) is due for review. The RLLC Act commenced on 1 November 2015 and the…
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Tue, 01/09/2020 - 15:36

Fair market value

This article is not about home sales, although that is what gives rise to the issue, it’s about site fees and site fee increases. Fair market value appears in sections 109 and 111 of the…
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Tue, 01/09/2020 - 15:12

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 Fixed method increases were possible and did happen under the (repealed) Residential Parks Act 1998.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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Tue, 01/09/2020 - 14:19

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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Tue, 01/09/2020 - 12:55

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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Tue, 01/09/2020 - 12:44

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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Tue, 01/09/2020 - 12:38


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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Tue, 01/09/2020 - 12:35

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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Fri, 26/06/2020 - 16:32

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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Fri, 26/06/2020 - 16:26

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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Mon, 06/04/2020 - 12:09

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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