Government to review manufactured homes industry
Manufactured home owners will have an opportunity to share their views about legislation that covers their residences through a survey released today on the Queensland Government’s ‘Get Involved’ website.
Housing and Public Works Minister Tim Mander said the survey is part of a review of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 to ensure it strikes a fair balance between residents and park operators.
“We are keen to engage with manufactured homes owners and seek their views on how the Act can be improved,” Mr Mander said.
“The Act hasn’t been reviewed since 2006, so it is time to take another look and bring it up to speed with this evolving industry.”
The survey will include questions on a range of topics including sales, operations, utility charges, rent increases and dispute resolution.
Mr Mander said respondents would have 12 weeks to provide their feedback, with the survey closing on 20 December 2013.
He said in addition to the survey, the department would be consulting with park owners and industry representatives, as well as home owner advocacy and other interested groups.
“Further public consultation will take place when a discussion paper is released early next year,” he said.