For information theses sites are a valuable resource.
Take this link for – Consumer Affairs Victoria – Retirement Villages
CAV advises and educates consumers, tenants, businesses and landlords on their rights and responsibilities.
Take this link to download the CAV booklet – Retirement Villages Guide
Take this link for – Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria
RRVV is a peak representative body for people living in Retirement Villages in Victoria.
Retirement Village Online Calculators.
Macquarie University Retirement Village Calculator – http://www.rvcalculator.org/#/
NSW Fair Trading Retirement Village Calculator – http://rvcalculator.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/
The following articles are must reads if you are serious about moving into a retirement village. Some are older articles but they are still relevant because many of the issues back then are still issues today.
“The hidden costs of retirement village contracts” – CHOICE 26/06/2017 – The hidden costs of retirement village contracts
A Comparison of Retirement Village Living with General Residential – Lois C Towart School of Built Environment Design Architecture and Building University of Technology Sydney 2017 – Comparison of Retirement Village Living with General Residential
The “get poor quick scheme” – SMH 2017 – The “get poor quick” scheme
‘I’m not happy here’: when retirement living falls short – 07/03/17 – http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/im-not-happy-here-when-retirement-living-falls-short-20170307-guspbl.html
Buying into a Retirement Village? Beware these traps – 23/11/16 – http://www.smh.com.au/money/investing/buying-into-a-retirement-village-beware-these-traps-20161121-gstued.html
Hidden costs to retirement village contracts – 15/03/16 – http://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/retirement-income/2016/03/hidden-costs-to-retirement-village-contracts/
Retirement Village Industry – A rort or the key to happiness? – 11/11/14 – Retirement Village Industry – A rort or the key to happiness?
Complex contracts and the ‘lifestyle village’ swindle – 17/07/14 – http://www.oldertenants.org.au/news/complex-contracts-and-lifestyle-village-swindle
The case for retirement villages on behalf of the 98 per cent – 17/07/14 – http://www.retirementliving.org.au/news/case-retirement-villages-behalf-98-per-cent/
Retirement village rorts: the booming scandal – 10/07/14 – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-10/kohler-retirement-village-rorts:-the-booming-national-scandal/5584412
The hidden costs of Retirement Villages – 16/02/11 – http://www.smh.com.au/money/planning/lifestyles-hidden-costs-20110215-1auny.html
Paying a high price to retire – 22/01/11 – http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/paying-a-high-price-to-retire-20110121-1a02v.htmlFollow retvill.net on Social Media