Relocation to a new site in a caravan park

Winter 2017

It is sometimes necessary to relocate a van to a new site in the interests of the enjoyment, or health and safety aspects of the caravan park.

The reasons for this could be:

  • to carry out necessary work (such as fixing a drainage pipe)
  • to carry out desirable work (such as installing a new playground)
  • because of an emergency, or
  • for health and safety reasons

The park manager/owner is required to give the tenant a month’s notice in writing to relocate.

The notice for relocation to another site can only be given if the new site is reasonably comparable to the old one.

The park manager/owner cannot force the tenant to relocate unless the tenant agrees, or is ordered by a tribunal to move.

In the event of a dispute, both the park manager/owner and/or the tenant can make an application to a tribunal to enforce or challenge the tribunal order. The tribunal is empowered to find for, or against, either party.

If the tenant is obliged to relocate, they may seek compensation for reasonable costs and expenses incurred in the move.

More information about tenancy responsibilities is available by contacting the RTA direct on 1300 366 311.

The RTA is the Queensland Government statutory authority that administers the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. They provide tenancy information, bond management, dispute resolution, investigation, and policy and education services.