Choosing an Allswell Community as your place to call home, means choosing a life with more peace of mind, amongst like-minded people. We care for and manage the things you’d rather not have to worry about, so you can concentrate on enjoying yourself.
Yes, you own your home and lease the land.
Our communities all operate under different rules and legislations so please refer to your community manager for a set of the site specific park rules.
Yes, your guests are welcome to enjoy the facilities and activities. For longer stay guests, consent from the community management must be obtained.
In many of our communities there is storage available for your boat, caravan or motorhome for a nominal annual storage fee.
There are no body corporate charges, council rates and no entry or exit fees*. General maintenance is included in your lease payments. We have onsite managers who look after the village operations and the maintenance of the community facilities and gardens.
*Federation Village Communities operate under a Deferred Management Fee structure. Please refer to question 17 for further clarification.
Yes, the site fees are adjusted annually as per therelevant site agreement for each community. These fees are paid weekly, fortnightly or monthly by direct debit from your bank account.
If you receive a pension payment you may be eligible for additional rental assistance support from the government. For full information about government subsidies refer to www.humanservices.gov.au/rentassistance.
You may consult a solicitor or refer to the section of the Fair Trading Booklet.
Your tenure is secured by a site agreement which is similar to a lease. Each state is governed by different legislation, so site agreements may vary from state to state.
The only other outgoings are your own electricity, gas, water, phone and general household running. You will be responsible for the insurance on your own home.
Should the owner sell the land and the business, your tenure will be protected by the Local Government Land Lease Communities Act
That’s completely your choice. You can list your home with us or engage your own real estate agent. Whichever you choose there’ll be no exit fees, deferred management fees, or capital gains tax to pay.
* Federation Village terms and conditions vary from above. Please ask us.
Yes the home becomes part of your estate. Your beneficiaries can reside in the estate if they meet the criteria, or they may simply sell the home.
Please ask your Allswell Community representative for more information or you can search online: Residential (land lease) Communities Act 2013
A unique advantage of retirement village living is, in many cases, the ability to defer a large part of the cost until after you leave the village, which for most people is well after they have a need for significant financial resources.
Our Federation Villages Communities in Glenroy, Werribee, Sunshine and Ballarat operate under a Deferred Management Fee calculated on the end Home Sale Price in accordance with the terms of your lease agreement.