Download: The ultimate guide to lifestyle communities

The Retirement Guide: The ultimate guide to lifestyle communities is a comprehensive guide to lifestyle communities, also known as land lease communities, around Australia. It is designed to provide prospective lifestyle community residents and their families with the information they need to analyse and assess opportunities, compare alternatives, evaluate investment potential, ask the right questions, get the right advice and ultimately make informed decisions.

Please note that this e-guide is not a substitute for legal or financial advice. Before making a commitment to move to a lifestyle community, prospective residents should obtain specific legal and financial advice from independent and qualified practitioners who are familiar with their personal and financial circumstances and their particular legal documentation.

What’s in the guide?

The ultimate guide to lifestyle communities e-guide answers the following questions to facilitate a systematic approach to what is a complex decision:

  • How do lifestyle communities work?
  • What is life like inside a lifestyle community?
  • What’s the difference between traditional retirement living versus land lease living?
  • Features of a lifestyle community
  • What research do you need to undertake?
  • How to decide on a location?
  • Deciding between a new versus established community
  • What are some of the design elements you need to consider?
  • What services and facilities are provided?
  • Considering your current and future health needs
  • Are pets allowed?
  • What are other important things to consider?
  • What are the financial aspects?
  • Understanding the fees involved
  • What are the next steps?
  • How to tell your family?
  • How to sell your house in a lifestyle community
  • Resident stories

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