Move into a caravan park
This page has information for people who want to rent a caravan or caravan site from a caravan park operator in the Northern Territory (NT).
Before you move in
Before you move to a caravan park, you should find out:
- cost of rent
- how to pay rent
- which caravan or caravan site you are renting
- length of your rental agreement
- if you have to pay a security deposit
- whether you need to get a condition report.
You also need to sign a caravan park occupancy agreement.
Make sure you understand and agree with the terms of your caravan park occupancy agreement.
You should also:
- check that information provided by the operator is truthful
- negotiate special terms and conditions and agree to these in writing
- pay rent in advance if required
- pay the security deposit if required
- sign and keep a copy of the condition report.
Your operator will return a copy of the signed occupancy agreement to you within seven days of signing.
During your occupancy
You should do all of the following during your occupancy:
- use the site as a place to live
- use the site, park and facilities appropriately
- ensure guests use the site, park and facilities appropriately
- do not use the site for illegal purposes
- pay rent and other charges on time
- tell the operator about damage to park facilities
- do not allow more people to live on your site than what your agreement allows
- speak to the operator before trying to fix problems
- follow the park rules.
Information for caravan owners
If you own a mobile home or caravan and want to stay long term in a caravan park, you need to talk to the park operator. They may not allow long term residents.
Private owners of mobile homes in residential parks can't rent directly to a tenant.
The park operator can agree to act for the owner. They become the landlord and manage the tenancy on behalf of the owner.
For more information on living in a mobile home contact NT Consumer Affairs.