Renting in a caravan park

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.

Occupancy agreement

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.

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Last updated: 16 October 2015

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