Retirement villages : time for a change?

Cradduck, Lucy M. & Blake, Andrea (2012) Retirement villages : time for a change? Australia and New Zealand Property Journal, 3(8), pp. 645-654.


In retirement, many Australians relocate to a less onerous form of home occupation. Some downsize their house, or move to a strata title complex. Others, attracted by lifestyle perceptions, move into a retirement village. However, research shows Retirement Village documentation is complex and more analogous to commercial leasing than home ownership. The most recent government review by New South Wales, confirms the need for change. This paper identifies the current retirement village tenure models generally available in Australia. By comparing the various State/Territory systems the authors draw conclusions regarding the adoption of standardised documentation and uniform Australian Retirement Village legislation.

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ID Code: 56643
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: residential tenancies, retirement villages, land tenure, property rights
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Property Law (excl. Intellectual Property Law) (180124)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 The Australian Property Institute
Deposited On: 23 Jan 2013 22:10
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2013 17:29

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