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Retirement villages are housing developments designed for people over 55, offering a range of accommodation options, services and facilities. Living in a retirement village is an increasingly common lifestyle choice for many Australians. The options are endless, and the process can seem daunting. 

Here at bytherules we are committed to helping you every step of the way.

We can help you understand

Initial Costs

Ongoing Fees

Leaving or Selling

What suits you best


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Types of retirement villages

There are two types of villages in Australia offering ownership and rental opportunities. 

– Owned & operated by the private sector, or by a not-for-profit organisation on a commercial basis to produce a profit –

– Funded by the residents who ‘purchase’ their villa or apartment under a tenure arrangement –

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What are retirement villages?

Retirement villages are housing developments designed for people over 55, offering a range of accommodation options, services and facilities. The size and levels of accommodation vary, from self-contained independent living units, villas or apartments, to serviced apartments with some daily living assistance.

Living options range from one to four bedrooms within a low, high or medium rise complex, terrace housing, stand alone or semi detached dwellings.

bytherules can make the legal side of the transaction effortless so that you can concentrate on the things that matter to you such as what lifestyle will you choose and where will you live

Frequently asked questions include: “What is the initial cost to live in the retirement village?”, “What are my ongoing fees?”, “What are the circumstances where I leave the retirement village or sell my villa?” or “What are the financial penalties associated with leaving?”. We help you answer these and all other questions you might have.

There are many options to choose from. Villas, (sometimes referred to as Independent Living Units), are designed for when you require little or no assistance with daily activities, but want to enjoy the benefits of living in a retirement community.

Properties range from one to four bedrooms and come in many shapes and forms varying, from high or medium-rise complex or terrace housing arrangement to a stand-alone or semi-detached building.

When you make a change in you living circumstances you need guidance and professional help from one of the industries best independent firms bytherules.

You made one of the most important decisions of your life, we make the rest incredibly easy.

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