Renting

Rules and change of site in a caravan park

A property manager/owner can make rules about the use, management and control of the park. These rules become part of the tenancy agreement.

The property manager/owner must give the tenant a copy of the park rules with the proposed tenancy agreement before taking any money (e.g. rental bond) or signing anything that commits the tenant to the agreement.

If the tenant breaks one of the park rules, they will have breached the agreement.

The property manager/owner can make park rules about:

  • how the park's common areas (e.g. play areas, swimming pools, barbecues, and toilet blocks) can be used
  • how much noise people can make and at what times
  • where and when any sporting or recreational activities can occur
  • speed limits for cars and other vehicles
  • where cars and other vehicles can be parked
  • the disposal of rubbish
  • whether pets can be kept

Changes to park rules

If a park rule is to be changed, there is a strict process that must be followed.

All tenants must be informed of any proposed changes to the park rules, and must be given the chance to object to them.

Any objections must be properly considered. An application may be made to apply to QCAT if agreement cannot be reached.

The property manager/owner must give each tenant a written copy of any amended park rules.

Change of caravan park site

If a park rule is to be changed, there is a strict process that must be followed.

All tenants must be informed of any proposed changes to the park rules, and must be given the chance to object to them.

Any objections must be properly considered. An application may be made to apply to QCAT if agreement cannot be reached.

The property manager/owner must give each tenant a written copy of any amended park rules.

The property manager/owner must have a good reason to move a caravan to another site. Reasons may include:

  • to carry out necessary work (e.g. fixing drain pipes)
  • to carry out desirable work (e.g. installing a new playground)
  • an emergency
  • health and safety reasons

The new site must be, as much as possible, comparable to the tenant’s old site and they must be given at least 1 month notice.

If a tenant is being moved due to an emergency, or for health and safety reasons, they must be given reasonable notice.

The tenant can ask the property manager/owner to pay reasonable costs for moving.

Disputes about relocation

The tenant may apply for dispute resolution assistance with the RTA.

If the tenant believes the request to move is unreasonable they may apply to QCAT for a decision. The property manager/owner cannot force them to move until a decision has been made.

Tenant refuses to move

If the tenant does not relocate within the time given on the notice, the property manager/owner can issue a Notice to leave (Form 12) or apply to QCAT for an order about the relocation.