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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.

 

03/11/2016

Land lease communities in profile

People may be aware that operators of land lease communities are required to provide certain details about the community to the Commissioner for Fair Trading. This information is kept in a ‘…
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03/11/2016

Emma McGuire: Land lease communities tenant advocate

Emma McGuire, Tenant Advocate with Mid Coast TAAS, shares how her role this year has involved a specific focus on matters arising out of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (NSW)…
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03/11/2016

A short introduction to the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal

Anyone who lives in a land lease community who has been concerned about something, or has had a dispute with the operator will, at some point have been advised that they can go to the Tribunal.…
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03/11/2016

Christina Steel: A hard working advocate

Resident advocate Christina Steel recently retired from her role with Port Stephens Park Residents Association (PSPRA) and the Residential Parks Forum. Christina was a hard working, passionate…
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03/11/2016

This is my community

Mary has lived in the same residential park (land lease community) for 29 years. She is an active resident advocate and passionate about the lifestyle. We asked Mary to share some of her…
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03/11/2016

The end of the road?

Sadly the Tenants’ Union (TU) community education project came to an end in June 2016. During the project we visited 107 land lease communities throughout the state. We also published and…
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03/11/2016

The Act: One year on

Yes it really has been a year since the law changed and residential parks became residential land lease communities, rent became site fees, residents became home owners and park managers became…
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13/09/2016

Fighting evictions in residential parks

In 1990 I bought a manufactured home in a residential park (now called a ‘residential community’). I knew there was an element of risk in using my meagre retirement funds to become the owner of…
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06/09/2016

Electricity pricing: are you being overcharged?

Electricity charges in land lease communities are a hot issue for home owners. Prices continue to rise and, when home owners purchase electricity from the operator, the charges are complex and…
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14/08/2016

Hunter TAAS Residential Communities Project

Hunter Tenant’s Advice & Advocacy Service, along with a number of other tenancy services received a one off grant from NSW Fair Trading to employ a part time project worker to assist with…
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13/07/2016

Increasing site fees: you deserve an explanation

Home owners in land lease communities understand that their site fees can increase and most are used to having an increase every year. Receiving a site fee increase might not come as surprise,…
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12/05/2016

Park resident advocate announced local woman of the year

Residential park resident advocate Christina Steel was recently announced as Port Stephens ‘Local Woman of the Year’ by the Port Stephens MP Kate Washington. Christina is the president of the…
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