Seniors housing guide

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This publication is for: 
ConsumerHome buyer / ownerSenior

Housing needs change with time. If you are over 55 or thereabouts, you may be considering changes to your housing that better meet your finances, lifestyle or present and future needs. 

You can view the full guide or individual factsheets on:

  • buying or building;
  • strata titles;
  • retirement villages;
  • residential parks and lifestyle villages;
  • renting;
  • boarding or lodging;
  • help to stay in your home; 
  • aged care options; 
  • accessing equity; and
  • contracts and agreements.
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
Last updated 21 Jul 2015

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