Retirement villages – costs

Q. Elizabeth
I’m considering moving into a Garden Village where there are no upfront costs, but 85% of the Pension is taken to cover rent and maintenance. Electricity seems to be the only other cost. I would be eligible to receive Rent Assistance.
They seem to be bed-sitter units with kitchenette. Furniture, T.V., Fridge, Microwave supplied and weekly linen service. Communal laundry, room in unit for a washing machine.
What are the pros and cons of this type of accommodation? Do you have any adverse reports?
Would appreciate your reply.

A. Before considering moving to any village, you should get as much information as possible and the best people to contact are the Retirement Village Association.

They will be able to advise you of the pros and cons of the various types of information and any hidden extras you should be on the lookout for.

You can contact them by clicking the link below.

http://www.retirementvillagesaust.com.au/

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