At the end of the 42-day period, the tenant can move out, sign a long-term tenancy agreement or extend for a second (up to 42 days) short term by signing an extension to the agreement.
A short term agreement can only be extended once. After that the tenant must move to a long term agreement or move out.
The property manager/owner cannot pressure the tenant into signing a short term extension agreement instead of a long term agreement.
Long term agreements
A written agreement (also known as a lease) is required for long term agreements.
The Moveable dwelling tenancy agreement must be used.
It must include:
name and address of the tenant and the property manager/owner
start and end dates of the agreement (or state if it is periodic)
the rent and how it should be paid (e.g. direct deposit)
services that must be paid for (e.g. gas, electricity, sewerage, water)
standard terms – what the tenant and manager/owner can and cannot do
special terms (e.g. if pets may be kept)
The property manager/owner pays for the cost of preparing the agreement.
A bond does not have to be taken but if it is it must be lodged with the RTA within 10 days. The maximum bond is 2 weeks rent, unless electricity is individually metered to the caravan and the bill is in the property manager/owner's name (then it can be 3 weeks rent).
There can only be one bond: no separate bonds can be taken for pets or security.
If a bond is charged, an Entry condition report – moveable dwellings/site must be completed.