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If you are considering retirement village options, the 9-step check list below is a good starting point.
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9 Steps to Moving Into a Retirement Village
|Compile a short list of villages in the area(s) you or your loved one would like to live in.
Four good places to start are:
|For your own reassurance, check that the Retirement Village is registered.Why? For 2 reasons:
|Visit the Retirement Villages on your short list.|
|Ask the village for its information pack.
They should give you this information, including:
|Sign an application to enter in to an Occupation Right Agreement for a particular unit.|
|Pay a deposit - this must be made out to the Statutory Supervisor and is held by them until the settlement goes through.
The deposit is returned in full if the settlement doesn’t happen.
|Have your lawyer explain the Occupation Right Agreement and its implications to you.
It is, in fact, mandatory for a person to seek legal advice before signing an Occupation Right Agreement. A prospective resident must sign this agreement in the presence of their solicitor.
The person’s solicitor must then sign a solicitor’s certificate. This states that they (the solicitor) explained the agreement and its implications in a manner and language appropriate to the age and understanding of the intending resident.
|A GP will need to confirm to the village manager that a prospective resident can live independently.|
|Once the Occupation Right Agreement has been signed and a possession date is agreed, there is 15 working day cooling off period to run before a person can move in.
The cooling off period can not be contracted out of.
You still have the right to terminate your contract during the cooling off period.