The Residential Parks (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2019 came into operation on 12 August 2019. Key changes to the Residential Parks Act 2007 (SA) are aimed at improving disclosure to new residents entering into residential park site agreements (see What information needs to be provided to the resident?), improving resident's security of tenure (See Re-issuing residential park site agreements) and providing more clarity around termination of agreements for redevelopment purposes. A summary of the changes can be found on the Consumer and Business Services website.
The Residential Parks Act 2007 (SA) covers certain types of rental agreements (known as 'residential park agreements') in residential parks.
A 'residential park' is land where a group of sites or dwellings with access to common property (for example, bathroom, laundry) are available for rent. A caravan park is an example of a 'residential park'.
A 'dwelling' is:
- a structure designed for and capable of being used for human habitation (the structure can be fixed or moveable, but tents are not included); or
- a motor vehicle or trailer designed for and capable of being used for human habitation.
[Residential Parks Act 2007 (SA) s 3]
The following guides have been put together by Consumer and Business Services:
Consumer and Business Services
91 Grenfell Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
Telephone: 131 882
Level 4, 100 Pirie St
ADELAIDE SA 5000
1800 723 767
Legal Services Commission
159 Gawler Place ADELAIDE 5000
Legal Help Line: 1300 366 424
Relevant forms can be downloaded from the SA Gov- Residential Parks website.
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