Attention NSW village operators: new village regulations now in force

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The Retirement Villages Regulation 2017 (the Regulation) replaces the Retirement Villages Regulation 2009 from 1 September.

The key changes include:

  • requiring copies of a village’s insurance policy documents be available to residents
  • a new ‘average resident comparison figure’ in the Disclosure Statement to facilitate more effective comparison between villages
  • reducing the maximum amount payable for an operator’s legal and other expenses to $50
  • adding new matters for which village rules can be created, including smoking in communal areas
  • requiring clearer information in annual budgets around head office expenses
  • lowering the maximum amount allocated for contingencies to $1
  • prohibiting additional matters that cannot be financed by recurrent charges
  • simplifying the process for allowing residents to hold office on a residents’ committee for longer than three years; and
  • allowing service of documents by electronic means.

You can find the full list on the NSW Fair Trading website here.


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