Manufactured Homes

Generally manufactured (mobile) homes are found in residential parks on sites available for rent. The parks usually also provide common areas and facilities for the personal comfort, convenience or enjoyment of residents.

The Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 provides many protections for potential and existing home owners including:

  • standard site agreement contracts;
  • processes for making and changing park rules;
  • collecting and changing rent;
  • settling disputes; and
  • processes for terminating site agreements and the sale of manufactured homes (including a cooling-off period).

Owning your manufactured home does not give you any rights over the land upon which the home is situated except under the terms of the site agreement and the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003. Park owners are also subject to the terms of the site agreement and the Act but may deal with the land how they see fit, including its use.

NOTE: Some parks do not allow home owners to rent their manufactured home to tenants. Each park can have variations of their rules relating to this issue so make sure you check the Home Owners' Information Documents for the park you are considering buying or moving into.

Further information, including a consumer fact sheet can be obtained from the Office of Fair Trading - telephone 1300 658 030 or go online at www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au

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