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Electricity charging in residential parks

In most cases, utilities in residential parks are not included in the site rent. These are generally paid for separately by the home owner to the park owner (or a third party).

A park owner cannot charge the home owner, or arrange for the home owner to be charged, an amount for the use of the utility that is more than the amount charged by the relevant supply entity (e.g. retail electricity provider) for the quality of the service supplied to or used at the site.

Certain costs are prohibited from being passed onto home owners by the park owner or a third party. A meter reading fee cannot be charged, nor other administrative charges relating to the supply or on-supply of the utility (e.g. cost for time spent obtaining state government concessions or rebates where this is done by the park owner or a third party).

Park owners who charge in excess of the cost of a home owner's supplied electricity (or other utility) may be in breach of the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 and penalties may apply.

Park owners can include a component cost in the site rent to cover the cost of providing electricity and maintaining the electricity network or other infrastructure charges. This should be explained in the site agreement.

If you require any further information or assistance in relation to this issue, please If you require any further information or assistance in relation to this issue, please contact Regularoty Services on (07) 3008 3450 or write to GPO Box 690, Brisbane QLD 4001, or email regulatoryservices@hpw.qld.gov.au.



Last updated 11 November 2018    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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