Retirement village exit entitlements and recurring charges cap

Submission cover sheet

  • Name of organisation or individual making this submission

    Peter Walker

  • Authorised delegate/contact person

    Peter Walker

  • Position

  • Organisation

Questions on possible options

  1. Is the description of the ‘Sydney Metropolitan Area’ appropriate? If not, why not, and what areas should be included or excluded?

    Is it valid to classify metro and rural areas differently?

  2. Are the proposals for appointing a valuer, to determine the value of the property, necessary and appropriate?

    yes

  3. Where residents wish to sell their residence on their own terms, under what circumstances should they be able to opt in or opt out of the exit entitlement provision?

  4. What issues should the Tribunal take into account when considering whether or not the operator has done everything in their power to enable the sale of a premises?

    Advertising Refurbishment Pricing of property Sale fees

  5. Are there any additional circumstances the Tribunal should be able to take into account when considering a hardship application from an operator?

  6. Are there any other factors that could affect the setting of a ‘trigger point’?

  7. Would any of the current provisions in Victoria and South Australia as set out in Appendix A (in the discussion paper), be of benefit to NSW residents of retirement villages?

  8. Can you think of any other benefits or costs of this proposal? What are they?

  9. As with residents with a non-registered interest, should the ‘trigger’ to commence the 42-day period begin when the resident permanently vacates the premises?

  10. Should one or both of the proposals be ‘grandfathered’? If not, please provide your reasons.

  11. Please provide any further comments on the reforms.

    Any legislated changes made should include current Village residents not just some one who has not as yet entered into a Village Contract. Voting in the recent NSW election did not indicate there may be exclusions, and therefore could have influenced the voting choice, such is its importance to many of us older Australians.

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