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's 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.