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27 January 2023

What do you think about retirement villages?

Review to determine whether legislation needs to be updated.

Whether you’re a resident, potential resident or whānau, we’d like to hear whether the law governing retirement villages is working for you.

The Retirement Villages Act is up for review for the first time in nearly 20 years. The review aims to find out whether the laws are still working for residents and operators.

We’re not convinced they are, so we’re seeking your views on what you think needs to change.

The review of the Retirement Villages Act will assess whether:

  • residents, and those intending to reside in a retirement village, have enough consumer protection.

  • the balance of rights and responsibilities between residents and operators is right.

  • those rights and responsibilities are adequately explained before residents move in.

  • the future of the retirement village sector is viable and has the ability to offer a range of housing options and consumer choice.

Your feedback will help us with our submission to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

Tell us what you think by emailing [email protected].

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