Retirement village contracts

Choosing a retirement village is an important decision and may involve a large financial commitment.

What does a retirement village contract usually cover?

The contract will stipulate the terms and conditions of your right of occupation and your financial commitments, including:

  • an accurate description of the premises;
  • your right to access any common facilities and village services;
  • payment of a capital sum by you upon entering into the contract;
  • return of any capital to you when you cease to reside in the village and how that is calculated;
  • payment of ongoing contributions, what is covered and how those payments may change over the term of the contract; and
  • bonds, guarantees or other security.

Seek legal advice before you sign a retirement village contract.


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