Last updated 11 August 2016
The Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 (Qld) (Manufactured Homes Act) provides that park owners may make park rules about certain matters concerning the manufactured home park. Both, park owners and homeowners must, as a term of their site agreement, comply with them (s 77 Manufactured Homes Act).
A mechanism is also provided for homeowners to be informed and have the opportunity to object to proposed changes to the rules (s 78 Manufactured Homes Act). Where five or more homeowners (or if there are fewer than ten sites, a majority of homeowners) object to any proposed change, a park liaison committee must be formed to consider each objection (s 80 Manufactured Homes Act). The committee must comprise the park owner or their nominee, an objector and a third member agreed upon by the others. If the matter cannot be resolved it is referred to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal to determine.
The Manufactured Homes Act also allows homeowners to form a homeowners committee to deal with the park owner about the day-to-day running of the park together with any complaints or proposals raised by homeowners (ss 100–102). The park owner must respond in writing to any notice of a complaint or proposal within 21 days after receiving the complaint (s 103 Manufactured Homes Act).