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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.


Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:38

Sandy Gilbert: Resident advocate

Sandy Gilbert is an advocate for residents of land lease communities in the Tweed area and a member of the Residential Parks Forum. She agreed to share her story with us for this issue of…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 15:12

Rules of conduct

Schedule 1 of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 sets out the rules of conduct for operators and section 54 of the Act requires compliance with those rules. Taking action…
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Thu, 12/07/2018 - 14:56

Out now! Outasite issue 4

Outasite issue 4 is hot off the presses and finding its way into mailboxes in land lease communities all over NSW. This issue contains articles including: Electricity usage charges; Site Fee…
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Thu, 19/04/2018 - 23:10

Power to the people – at a reasonable price

With the commencement of the Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (the Act) the method of calculating consumption charges for electricity, gas and water changed. The Tenants’ Union has…
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Mon, 12/02/2018 - 14:13

Stand your ground

When it comes to agreements, promises and contracts the advice is always the same – get it in writing. Why? Because if a dispute arises the terms, or even the existence, of a verbal agreement…
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Tue, 21/11/2017 - 14:56

2017 in review

With Christmas fast-approaching 2017 is coming to an end. The Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act has been operating for two years and continues to throw up familiar disputes and surprises…
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Tue, 29/08/2017 - 16:57

Residents' committees

Residents’ committees are a common feature of residential land lease communities and they have an important role. They can be a voice for residents, a source of information and support and the…
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Tue, 29/08/2017 - 16:42

How site fees are increased

It feels like every time we write an article about site fee increases in land lease communities we refer back to the review of the legislation and the fact that this was the biggest issue raised…
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Tue, 29/08/2017 - 16:31

The benefits of assignment

In the last two issues of Outasite we have written articles about the assignment of site agreements. We have talked about the value of the right to assign, the campaign to keep that right and…
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Tue, 29/08/2017 - 16:27

Ron McLachlan: Resident Advocate

Ron McLachlan is a former park resident and long time advocate for residents’ rights. He is a member of the Residential Parks Forum and Port Stephens Park Residents Association. We asked Ron to…
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Tue, 29/08/2017 - 16:22

Community rules clarified

The Residential (Land Lease) Communities Act 2013 (the Act) brought many changes to land lease communities (residential parks) and one of the biggest was in the area of community rules. How…
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Tue, 29/08/2017 - 16:11

Site maintenance: Who's responsible?

We never thought we would have to explore the question of responsibility for site maintenance because the answer seems so obvious – the operator owns the land so they have to maintain it. But…
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