The Case for Retirement Village Reform - In Pictures

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For broader general information theses sites are a valuable resource.

VICTORIA

Take this link for - Consumer Affairs Victoria - Retirement Villages  

Take this link to download the CAV booklet - Retirement Villages Guide.

Take this link for - Residents of Retirement Villages Victoria

Take this link for - Housing for the Aged Action Group

Take this link for - Consume Action Law Centre 

Take this link for - Council Of The Ageing


NEW SOUTH WALES

Take this link for - Department of Fair Trading

Take this link to download the NSWFT booklet - Retirement Village Living Guide

Take this link for - Retirement Village Calculator

Take this link for - NSW Retirement Village Residents Association

QUEENSLAND



SOUTH AUSTRALIA



WESTERN AUSTRALIA



TASMANIA



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.

"Retirement villages: how grandma and grandpa become corporate financiers" - 27/06/18 - https://www.michaelwest.com.au/retirement-villages-how-grandma-and-grandpa-become-corporate-financiers/
"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 - /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.html

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