A NEW “plain English” contract will make it easier for people to choose which retirement villages best suits their needs, the NSW government says.

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Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts on Friday announced that by October 1 all retirement villages in the state must implement a simplified standard contract. They will also be required to develop a “general inquiry document that explains the services and facilities available in the village,” and “simplified disclosure document”. “Retirees and their families will be able to clearly see their rights and obligations and make accurate comparisons between villages so they can choose one that best suits their needs.”