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Retirement Villages
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Are you (or someone you know) thinking about downsizing or moving into a retirement village, manufactured home or home park?

Get legal help (before you kick up your feet)

For many older people, “over 55” housing options are a fabulous solution. Mowing, maintenance and more can be eliminated or made so much easier – and then there’s the social benefits.

It’s no wonder manufactured homes and retirement villages are cropping up all over Newcastle, the Central Coast, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Greater Hunter region.

However, it’s important to get the right advice to make this transition work for you – both now and into the future.

Our Elder Lawyers have extensive experience stepping people through the transition to this easier way of life. They’ll explain (in clear, easy-to-understand terms) the impact of the complex contracts that are part of the process.

Unravelling the complexity and protecting your future

Contracts for retirement villages and home parks are not only complex but subject to different pieces of state and federal legislation. For example, in NSW retirement villages are governed by the Retirement Villages Act 1999. This added layer of legalities can make contracts tricky to understand without the right professional expertise.

From our experience, these contracts can also contain ongoing costs or exit fees that people do not realise are part of the deal.

To avoid any unpleasant surprises and protect your interests and way of life, make sure you familiarise yourself with the ins and outs of these accommodation options and speak to one of our experienced Elder Law specialists before you sign on the dotted line.

“Part of our job as specialist Elder Lawyers is to make sure you’re armed with all the legal information you need to make informed choices.”

How we can help

We have extensive experience assisting with the transition to retirement villages and home parks, including:

  • choosing a village or park
  • advice when entering a contract
  • issues with management when living in a village or park
  • rights and obligations when living in a village or park
  • advice when leaving a village or park
  • advice for executors.

We're here to help you.

Make an enquiry to find out where you stand.

If you have questions, would like some more information about us or our services or simply want to speak to someone, make an enquiry and a member of our Elder Law team will be in touch with you shortly. 

> what our clients say

"I just wanted to touch base and thank you all so, so much for the support, patience, empathy and care you have shown me throughout this process.

... your compassion, kindness and determination to progress forward and remain positive really did make it easier"

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