Residential parks are seeing excessive site increases, and now’s time for owners of manufactured homes and residential park owners to speak up.

Algester MP Leanne Enoch said an issues paper would be open for discussion until August 15.

“We have heard manufactured homeowners’ concerns about excessive site rent increases in residential parks, and a range of issues around the process of selling a manufactured home,” Ms Enoch said.

“We know that many manufactured homeowners are on fixed incomes and increases to their site rent can be hard to afford.

“The homes consumers buy in residential parks are difficult and expensive to move to a new residential park if the site rent becomes unaffordable.

“At the same time, residential parks must remain viable to ensure they can continue to provide quality accommodation and services.

“This is the balance we are striving to achieve.”

Ms Enoch said the state government was seeking feedback about whether the issues paper has captured and correctly described all the issues.

“We want to hear from people about site rent increases and the effectiveness of existing protections,” she said.

“We will also be exploring options to improve access to pre-contractual advice about residential parks and improving dispute resolution.

“There are 202 residential parks across Queensland with more than 23,400 sites so this is something that impacts quite a number of Queenslanders.”

Ms Enoch said input from people who own, or have owned, a manufactured home was important.

“We are also releasing a survey for former and current manufactured home owners to complete to help us understand their experiences,” she said.

“The feedback and survey results will help us fully understand the concerns so we can consider options for addressing them.

“Once we have this, we will develop a Regulatory Impact Statement to identify the option with the greatest community benefit.

“People will also be given the opportunity to comment on this.”

More information on the issues paper and survey can be found here.

Homeowners without convenient internet access may also request a hard copy version of the issues paper or survey by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

The issues paper and survey will be available until 15 August 2022.

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