Thinking about living in a retirement village

 

ARQRV and other agencies and bodies have produced information about living in a retirement village.

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

Topics covered include:

  • Frequently asked questions regarding retirement villages
  • Moving into a retirement village (Self-help Kit)
  • Fees and charges (Factsheet)

https://caxton.org.au/how-we-can-help/queensland-retirement-village-and-parks-advice-service/

Information provided by Department of Housing and Public Works

Topics covered include:

  • Buying a unit in a retirement village
  • Documents the operator must supply
  • Fees
  • Village finances

www.qld.gov.au/housing/buying-owning-home/retirement-villages

Information provided by the Retirement Living Council

Explore the website and find out more about the lifestyle benefits of retirement living. Download fact sheets, learn about the payment structure and find out about the work of the Council to make contracts simple and easy to understand.

You can also view their planning checklist to prepare yourself to ask the right questions and make the right move.

www.retirementliving.org.au/village-life/

Additional information provided by ARQRV

The following articles are provided as a guide for prospective residents of retirement villages.

A quick look at retirement villages

There are various arrangements under which retirement villages operate.

It is important that person thinking about living in a retirement village understand differences between arrangements.

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Get it in writing

Anything promised verbally by sales staff, not written in your contract for the purchase, lease, or license to reside in a retirement village, should be obtained in writing.

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Retirement villages – some questions to ask before signing

The ARQRV suggests that prospective residents considering a retirement village (lease, loan/licence or freehold) should ask various important questions before signing a contract.

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