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The importance of referring to your residence contract

Your residence contract provides details about your rights and obligations and also the scheme operators rights and obligations.

Many issues may be resolved by simply referring to the documents that comprise your residence contract.

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Estate and future planning

This article provides general information for retirement village residents about matters that should be addressed while they have legal mental capacity, and also provides information that may be relevant to matters after death.

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Adding a new spouse to the lease

To cover the possibility that the “new” spouse becomes the survivor of the couple is there available a more cost-effective way by which the new spouse of the established resident may be added to that resident’s lease or alternatively given the right to reside by some legal instrument to the point at which they in turn find it necessary to leave the unit?

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Rebates and embedded networks

This article has been prepared in response to queries from an ARQRV member to clarify the following comment on “Embedded Networks”.

“if the scheme operator went over to an EN”  …. it will not be a case of whether the scheme operator ‘goes over’. The village is either an EN or not. An EN is where each villa is wired to a central point and the outside as against separate wiring for each resident as in suburbia.”

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Behavioural standards

Explains behavioural standards, and remedies for breaches of the standards, for residents and their guests, and for retirement village operators, provided by the Retirement Villages Act 1999.

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