Rental law changes around ending tenancies, renting with pets and the introduction of repair orders commenced on 1 October 2022.
These fact sheets have been prepared specifically for owners/managers and tenants of moveable dwellings in Queensland: caravans, caravan sites and mobile homes. These types of accommodation are covered by the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act).
The RTA has also produced a range of fact sheets for tenants/residents and property managers/owners or providers living in or managing houses, units, flats and rooming accommodation. These are available on the General tenancy fact sheets and Rooming accommodation fact sheets pages.
The RTA and Caravanning Qld also have a joint webinar with tenancy information for Park Managers.
Caravan parks and manufactured homes fact sheet
The Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008 (the Act) applies to tenancy agreements for caravans, caravan sites, houseboats and rented manufactured homes. Manufactured homes which are occupied by their owners are covered by the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003.
Moveable dwelling park closure fact sheet
There may be instances where the caravan park (moveable dwelling park) is to be closed.
Moveable dwelling tenancy agreements fact sheet
A Moveable dwelling tenancy agreement (Form 18b) gives a tenant the right to occupy a moveable dwelling for residential (not holiday) purposes. The agreement covers renting a caravan site, caravan, mobile home (manufactured home) or other type of moveable dwelling.
Ending a tenancy agreement for managing parties fact sheet
Tenancy agreements can only be ended in accordance with the Act. There are processes that must be followed to end an agreement lawfully, including using the approved form to provide reason for ending the agreement and allowing the right amount of time for the notice period.
Ending a tenancy agreement for tenants/residents fact sheet
Tenancy agreements can only be ended in accordance with the Act. There are processes that must be followed to correctly end an agreement, including using the approved form to provide reasons for ending the agreement and allowing the right amount of time for the notice period.
Police powers to deal with a serious nuisance in a moveable dwelling park fact sheet
Police officers have special powers to deal with serious nuisance problems that may arise in moveable dwelling parks. This fact sheet gives information on when and why the police may be called to a moveable dwelling park, and what may happen during their investigation of a serious nuisance.
Charging for electricity and other services in a moveable dwelling park
The owner/manager is responsible for paying all charges, levies, premiums, rates or taxes payable for the land that is the park. Examples include land taxes, general rates and environmental levies. This does not prohibit the charging of GST on rents to tenants.
Renting with pets fact sheet
Tenants are required to seek the lessor’s consent to keep a pet at the rental property. Lessors can provide approval subject to reasonable conditions as agreed with the tenant, or refuse the request only based on specific reasons under the legislation.
Repair orders fact sheet
A repair order ensures that managing parties take action to address repairs to a rental property and its inclusions in a timely manner.
From 1 October 2022, tenants have the option to apply for a repair order from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) for routine and emergency repairs.