Responsibilities of the owner of a residential park
All park owners must complete Information for record of residential parks (Manufactured Homes Form 10) to give the Department of Housing and Public Works prescribed information about their residential park. A printable version of Information for record of residential parks (Manufactured Homes Form 10) (PDF, 115KB) is also available. If you have questions or need help completing this form, call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an owner of a residential park, you are required under the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 to:
- ensure the home owner of a manufactured home always has access to their site in the park and reasonable access to common areas in the park
- ensure home owners can quietly enjoy their site and common areas, and not interfere with their reasonable peace, comfort or privacy
- take reasonable steps to ensure home owners and emergency workers or vehicles have access to the park
- maintain the common areas and communal facilities in a reasonable state of cleanliness and repair so that they are fit for home owners to use
- be available for home owners to contact you at reasonable times
- make sure utilities are continuously supplied by the park to the site, where possible (i.e. electricity, gas or water)
- comply with site agreements and park rules
- maintain trees in common areas so they do not pose a danger people or property. Tree maintenance on individual sites depends on negotiation between you and the home owner, and should be included as a special term of the site agreement
- ensure home owners can easily access their mail
- maintain a notice board in a prominent position within the common areas, and not interfere with a home owner's right to read the board or place a notice on the board
- display information, as required by regulation, on the notice board
- pay for the cost of installing measuring devices or meters to measure individual site usage, if you wish to separately measure or meter the use of a utility on a site (i.e. electricity, gas or water)
- not unreasonably interfere with a home owner's right to join a home owners organisation or committee
- when repositioning a manufactured home in the park, ensure the new site is broadly comparable to the original site and that you provide a written undertaking to pay the home owner all the expenses related to repositioning the home
- enter a site only where there is a site agreement in force, for the following reasons
- if the home owner consents to the entry
- in an emergency
- to read a meter situated on the site if you arrange for the supply of electricity, gas or water to the site
- to carry out an inspection or site maintenance after giving the home owner at least 2 days notice
- show the site to a prospective home owner after giving the home owner at least 1 days notice of the inspection
- if you reasonably believe that the home has been abandoned under an order of QCAT permitting you to enter the site for a stated purpose.
Note: Reading a meter, carrying out an inspection or showing a site to a prospective home owner cannot be conducted on a Sunday or public holiday, or outside 8am to 8pm without the home owner's written consent.
- not engage in fraudulent or misleading conduct while operating the park or acting as a home owner's agent to sell, or to negotiate the sale of a manufactured home
- not engage in harassment or unconscionable conduct while operating the park or in acting as a home owner's agent to sell, or in negotiating the sale of a manufactured home.