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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.


Tue, 06/08/2019 - 14:18

Out now! Outasite issue 5

Outasite issue 5 is hot off the presses and finding its way into mailboxes in land lease communities all over NSW. This issue contains articles including: Cooperative communities; Electricity…
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Thu, 31/01/2019 - 12:15

Is it over?

On 9 January 2019 the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) handed down the decision regarding electricity usage charges in Reckless v Silva Portfolios Pty Ltd t/as Ballina Waterfront…
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Wed, 05/12/2018 - 23:05

A brighter future?

We are approaching the end of another year and have reached the third anniversary of the commencement of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (the Act). In this issue of Outasite…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 17:42

Local Government Regulations

When you live in, or operate, a land lease community the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act (RLLC Act) is not the only legislation you need to know about. The Local Government (…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 17:34

Abandoned and alone

Residential land lease community law recognises that people who purchase homes in these communities need to be compensated if the operator takes away the leasehold right on the land where their…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 17:16

Wrong Agreement? Don't panic - get legal advice

Contract law and the rules for contract formation play a key part in everyday life and land lease communities are no different – everything flows from the contract. Contracts or agreements are…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 17:13

Site fee increase disputes at NCAT

Excessive site fee increases rarely make it to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) since the introduction of the compulsory mediation process. However, in 2017 some home owners at…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 16:50

Power to the people at a reasonable price

With the commencement of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 on 1 November 2015, the method for calculating consumption charges for electricity, gas and water changed. The Tenants…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 16:19

Buyer beware

“Buyer beware” appears to have become an unintentional theme in this issue of Outasite with various articles highlighting some of the pitfalls for home owners who purchase a home in a land lease…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 16:05

Home Sales: Rights, responsibilities and rules

When the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 commenced on 1 November 2015 all terms of existing site agreements that prohibited or placed restrictions on the sale of homes on site…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:58

Vale Christina

On 9 January 2018 Christina Steel passed away after a long illness, which she fought to her last day. She was hoping to see the end of Game of Thrones and she almost made it.
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:50

Perseverance pays off

When Robyn Meyers decided to sell her home, she did not expect to have to make multiple Tribunal applications to do so. Her home was located in a residential community in Byron Bay. Property…
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