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Please note that The Retirement Village Handbook is now out of print and the following information about it is historical.
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The Retirement Village Handbook is a comprehensive consumer guide to resident funded retirement villages in Australia. It is designed to help prospective retirement village residents and their families understand the main resident funded retirement village alternatives that are available in Australia today and provide them with the information they need to analyse and assess opportunities, compare alternatives, evaluate investment potential, ask the right questions, get the right advice and ultimately make informed decisions.
The Retirement Village Handbook is divided into 3 distinct parts to facilitate a systematic approach to what is a complex topic.
Part 1 is a detailed explanation of what retirement villages are all about. Among other things, it:
Part 2 contains extensive checklists in the following categories:
Part 3 contains user-friendly summaries of relevant parts of the New South Wales, Queensland and Victorian Retirement Villages Acts, as they apply to new residents. It does not include summaries of the specific legislation that applies to manufactured home villages or short-term tenancies.
Please see the following pages of this Retirement Villages Guide for further information:
Please also see the following pages for further specific information regarding the particular application of the retirement villages laws in the respective Australian States and Territories: