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Retirement Village Disputes

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Retirement Village disputes will inevitably arise from time to time. It is a byproduct of communal living. The disputes can be between the residents or between the residents and the retirement village operator. The residence contract will set out the procedure for resolving these disputes. Retirement Village Disputes between neighbours The Residence Rules, which form… Read more »

Is it necessary to obtain legal advice before signing a Retirement Village contract? A prospective resident will notice a statement on the Retirement Village contract documents recommending that legal and financial advice be obtained. This statement must be included to comply with South Australian legislative requirements (Retirement Villages Act, 2016 – s21(2)(c)(iii)). The statement alludes… Read more »

Retirement Villages are increasingly becoming a preferred mode of accommodation for senior Australians.  In South Australia the Retirement Villages Act 2016 came into force on 1 January 2018. The new Act sets out the rights and obligations of residents and retirement village operators, and specifies information which must be provided to a prospective resident in… Read more »

In July 2017 the New South Wales government announced an inquiry into retirement village operators. The focus of the inquiry related to certain charges embedded in the residence contracts. The main area of concern was the Deferred Management Fee which arose on the residents’ exit from the village. We are aware of one instance where… Read more »

What is a reseal of a grant of probate? Usually an executor will apply for a grant of probate or letters of administration in the State where the deceased person was residing when they died. Generally, this will also be the place where the deceased held most of their assets. However, if the deceased owned… Read more »