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The following information is also available as part of the Seniors housing guide - contracts and agreements fact sheet. Family agreements A family agreement is an arrangement made between an older person and another party, usually family, friends or carers. The older person agrees to sell or...
Contracts and agreements
Whether building, buying, renting, moving to a retirement village, purchasing services or refinancing, you are likely to be entering into a legal contract between yourself and another party. The following information is also available as part of the Seniors housing guide - Contracts and agreements...
Contracts and agreements
Home ownership may not suit everyone's budget or lifestyle so it may be worthwhile considering the alternatives: Boarding and Lodging If you are a boarder, you pay rent to stay at another person's property and meals are usually provided. Lodgers pay rent to stay at another person's property, but...
Buying a property
To ensure that the RCDs fitted to your property perform correctly, they must be tested at regular intervals. Building and Energy recommends that each RCD be tested every three months.
Residual current devices (RCDs)
The proactive compliance program assists retirement village managers with complying with legislative requirements, identifying and rectifying areas of risk and providing general advice. This is achieved through voluntary agency visits and industry seminars. Proactive compliance visits are designed...
Managing a retirement village
There can be confusion about the difference between retirement villages and residential / caravan parks . In terms of appearance and services, the two may be very similar. The main differences relate to the type of ownership and occupancy arrangements, the permanency of tenure and the protections...
Types of rental accommodation

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Important Information The Retirement Villages Act 1992 allows residents of a retirement village to elect a Residents’ Committee if they wish to. If residents seek to form an incorporated association...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
14 Jul 2020
The information in this document is provided as a guide for village managers and residents. The dispute resolution process is outlined in Division 6 of the Fair Trading (Retirement Villages Interim...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
14 Jan 2020
The main areas for which amendments to the RV Regulations are proposed are identified below. These are cross-referenced to the relevant provisions of the RV regulations and recommendations in the...
Consumer Protection
Information
03 May 2019
The main areas for which amendments to the Interim Code are proposed are identified below. These are cross-referenced to some of the provisions and clauses in the consultation draft of the code and...
Consumer Protection
Information
07 Dec 2016
These flowcharts are for owners/operators of retirements villages, to assist in the understanding of the Retirement Village Act ammendments in regards to fees and charges.
Consumer Protection
Information
06 Jun 2014
Better Trading was a free electronic newsletter published by Consumer Protection. It contained current issues, important events and future trends in consumer protection and fair trading matters...
Consumer Protection
Newsletter
15 Jan 2020
Retirement Villages Amendment Bill 2012 (Bill 1)
Consumer Protection
Fact sheet
30 May 2014
The proactive visit checklist can assist retirement village managers to prepare for a visit.
Consumer Protection
Checklist
12 Aug 2019
Property settlement is the finalisation of a real estate transaction between a buyer and a seller. This fact sheet outlines the process of property settlement and the general conditions that usually...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
27 May 2014
Many people don’t know where to turn to for tips and advice, especially when they need it most. So whether you need advice about buying property, booking travel, day-to-day shopping concerns or scams...
Consumer Protection
Guide / handbook
27 May 2014

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