A manufactured home is sometimes known as a mobile home.
It is a structure other than a caravan or tent, that:
- has the character of a dwelling house
- is designed to be moved from one position to another
- is not permanently attached to land.
A manufactured home can be located in a mixed-use residential park, such as a park with manufactured homes, caravan sites, tents and holiday cabins, which offers both short-term and longer-term accommodation options.
It can also be located in a purpose-built residential park that only consists of manufactured homes. These are usually targeted at the over-50s age group.
A converted caravan is not considered to be a manufactured home, except in the following circumstances:
- a site agreement already exists between a converted caravan owner and a home owner, the converted caravan is taken to be a manufactured home.
- a park owner and a converted caravan owner voluntarily enter into a site agreement, the converted caravan is taken to be a manufactured home.
- QCAT has decided the structured meets the definition of manufactured home.
A converted caravan is defined as a structure that was originally designed as a caravan, and is no longer a caravan because of a structural addition or structural alteration.
What is a residential park?
A residential park is an area of land that includes sites (land available for rent under a site agreement), common areas and facilities for the personal comfort, convenience or enjoyment of residents.
Who is a manufactured home owner?
A manufactured home owner owns a manufactured home that is, or will be, positioned on a site in a residential park under a site agreement. A person may also become a home owner if they obtain an interest in a site agreement as a personal representative or beneficiary of an estate.
A person is considered the home owner if:
- the manufactured home is their principal place of residence
- they allow a tenant to occupy the home temporarily (if permitted under the site agreement).
Who is a park owner?
A park owner owns a residential park and can include the personal representative, beneficiary of the estate of a deceased park owner, or other successor in title.