Leaving a village

The Department of Housing and Public Works, Queensland Government, Queensland Retirement Villages and Parks Advisory Service (QRVPAS), Caxton Legal and ARQRV have produced the following information about leaving a retirement village.

Information provided by Department of Housing and Public Works

Topics covered include:

  • Rights and responsibilities when leaving a village
  • Condition of unit when leaving
  • Reselling a unit
  • Rights of a spouse or relative to live in a unit when you leave

This information may be found at https://www.qld.gov.au/housing/buying-owning-home/leaving-the-retirement-village

Information provided by Queensland Retirement Village and Parks Advisory Service (QRVPAS)

QRVPAS has produced the factsheet Moving out of a Retirement Village (https://queenslandlawhandbook.org.au/factsheets-and-self-help-kits/moving-out-of-a-retirement-village/)

Information provided by ARQRV

 

The following articles have been prepared by ARQRV to assist when residents are leaving a village.

 Leaving a village

Briefly explains the process when you choose to move out of your accommodation unit.  Read more

 Reinstatement work – responsibility of costs – contracts dated before 1 Feb 2019 (summary only)

Tabular Summary of Section 62 (as at 27 May 2008) – assuming no accelerated wear or deliberate damage.  Read more

 Reinstatement  and renovation work – contracts dated between 15 Mar 2006 & 31 Mar 2019

Explains the difference between reinstatement and renovation, and will assist decision making by residents about the viability of renovation of an accommodation unit when their right to reside is terminated.  Read more

 Reinstatement and renovation work – contracts dated from 1 Feb 2019

Explains the difference between reinstatement and renovation, when their right to reside is terminated under residence contracts made on or after 1 February 2019. Read more

Reselling the right to reside on different contractual basis

When a former resident identifies an intention to resell the right to reside in an accommodation unit on a different contractual basis to that which they hold on the unit they should question on what basis their exit entitlement will be paid. The former resident should insist that their exit entitlement is based on the unit’s value if it were to be sold on the same contractual basis on which they acquired it. Read more

When exit entitlement is payable

Briefly explains when a former resident’s exit entitlement is payable and provides information about the buyback of freehold units.  Read more

Sale of freehold unit and the resale of the right to reside therein

Briefly explains the process where you hold the freehold interest of your accommodation unit and the unit is to be sold and the right to reside therein is offered for resale, when you voluntarily, or by death, terminate your right to reside.  Read more

Resale of the right to reside in leasehold or licence accommodation unit

Briefly explains the process where a right to reside is resold in your accommodation unit when you voluntarily, or by death, terminate your right to reside secured under a leasehold or licence arrangement.  Read more