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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, 04/03/2020 - 16:09

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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Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:20

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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Fri, 01/11/2019 - 11:55

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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Mon, 02/09/2019 - 13:48

Electricity win – a real circuit breaker

A few weeks ago the Tenants' Union of NSW successfully represented 93 residents from Parklea residential land lease community in Tribunal applications regarding unfair electricity charges.…
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Wed, 07/08/2019 - 14:41

Assignment of site agreements

The assignment of site agreements has been an ongoing issue since the commencement of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 on 1 November 2015. The problem lies with a drafting error…
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Wed, 07/08/2019 - 14:34

Who is the operator?

This may sound like a silly question but the answer is not always as obvious as you may think. The Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 defines an operator as being ‘the person who…
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Wed, 07/08/2019 - 14:23

The balance of power

The main factor that affects affordability for home owners living in land lease communities is site fees. When they increase it can have a major impact. As mentioned in the article on…
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Wed, 07/08/2019 - 14:02

Interference with sale

The Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (the Act) provides home owners with the right to sell their home on site. The Act also states the operator must not cause or permit any…
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Wed, 07/08/2019 - 13:47

Dianna Evans: Land lease community advocate

Di Evans has worked with residents of parks and land lease communities in various capacities since the late 1980’s. She has seen
permanent living in parks change from ‘housing of last…
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Wed, 07/08/2019 - 13:38

Fairness prevails

Good news stories seem to be few and far between in land lease communities, so Barry Sanders, of Terrigal Waters Village, thinks we should share positive outcomes and acknowledge those times…
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Wed, 07/08/2019 - 12:03

Electricity: The battle over usage charges approaches resolution

When we published our last issue of Outasite (in July 2018) the battle over electricity usage charges was in the early stages and as most home owners will be aware, a great deal has happened…
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Wed, 07/08/2019 - 11:18

Cooperative communities

In New South Wales land lease community living appears to be flourishing. In recent years we have seen new communities being opened, others being expanded and an increase in the quality and…
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