Residents in facilities run by most of the big retirement village operators have no legal ownership in the villa, apartment, or room they occupy, so it is critical clients have a good understanding of the legalities of this arrangement, particularly when it comes to occupation right agreements and disclosure documents.
It is important clients understand the level of care and services they can expect for their weekly service fee at their chosen village and how this compares to the competition.
We also help clients to understand and plan for any future changes to their care requirements. A new occupation right agreement would be required if they were to move from a villa to an apartment or into full rest home care.
In addition to providing services around retirement and lifestyle villages, Saunders & Co offers a full elder law service, including property transactions, estate planning, wills, enduring powers of attorney and family trust issues.
For most people a retirement or lifestyle village will be the last place they live, so it is important they are happy in their new environment and are confident they will be cared for with the respect and courtesy they deserve.