Your Questions Answered

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about Lifestyle Villages. There is also a download at the bottom of the page with more info.

For any further information please call Lyn on 0403 188 114.

No, you don’t.

A Lifestyle Village tends to have a lot younger age group living there than you would find at a retirement home; so on average about 30% of people living in our village will be still working at some capacity.
We have also designed the village so a number of the homes are well suited to those who would like to have a holiday house in MR with the added advantage of a 5 star Clubhouse to come to rather than an empty house on a block out of town with a list of jobs to work through before you can start enjoying Margaret River.

Yes, you do. Whether it’s a new build/display home or established home you still own it.

You have a 60-year lease on the land.

The real advantage of this is that you don’t have the initial expense and purchase of the land.

Also as this is a lease the Government doesn’t charge you Stamp Duty and gives you a rent rebate if you are a pensioner.

The Rent gives you the right to occupy the land where your home is situated for up to 60 years, and is used to pay the costs of running the community including the following:
  • On-site Community Management team;
  • Council and Water Rates;
  • Maintenance of common garden areas and your front garden;
  • Maintenance and running costs of the clubhouse and other common facilities.
Under the agreement with Margaret River Lifestyle Village  the weekly site fee is payable by direct debit each fortnight. The site fee is reviewed on 1 July each year and any increases are capped at CPI or 3.5% – whichever is greater. The site fees are currently:

Single person on the age pension (after rental assistance rebate) $101.10 ($171.50 less $70.40 Rent Assistance rebate)
Couple on the age pension (after rental assistance rebate) $121.00 ($187.00 less $66.00 Rent Assistance rebate)
Single self funded retiree & those still working full time $171.50
Couple self funded retirees & those still working full time $187.00

Please Note: The above table is provided as a guide only. Centrelink reviews the Age Pension and Rent Assistance on the 20th of March and the 20th of September each year. This information was obtained from Centrelink on 1 July 2019. For more information please call Centrelink on 13 23 00 or visit their website. Information correct as at 1 July 2021.

Depending on your personal financial circumstances, you may be eligible for Federal Government Rental Assistance to reduce the site fee. You will need to contact Centrelink or Veterans Affairs to find out what you are entitled to receive.

No there aren’t

No you don’t, all fees are part of the weekly site fee.

We look after all the maintanence of the Clubhouse village grounds and your front verge as part of your weekly rent.

To help keep the home purchase price and weekly site fee at an affordable level, our Lifestyle Village recovers part of its costs for developing, running and maintaining our community when you sell your home.

This payment is known as the Surrender Fee and is a scaled percentage, relating to how long you have been in the community. Your Surrender Feewill be capped at a maximum of 16% after four years, and payment isn’t due until you sell your home in the village.

These fees cover large scale capital needs such as replacing pool pumps or clubhouse maintenance. Having these fees included ensures that our facilities are kept to a high standard and that none of these costs fall onto the residents.

This is a lot less you will pay in other over 55’s communities such as a retirement village.

Yes, you can. We understand how important the family pet isas long as your pet is well behaved and not a nuisance to you or others.

Yes, we will.

We have a hardstand storage area within the village with power and water to fill you van/boat and wash down after the holiday.

This is a limited space so please check with either the sales consultant or the Village Manager. This storage will be built as part of Stage 2.

To see the full range of further info, please click on the button below.


The Clubhouse

We designed the Margaret River Clubhouse to reflect the aura of the region. So you will see strong natural elements of stone and wood that have been used from our site and the greater region, combined with a functionality that makes the whole area pleasure to be in…

Our main theme is to have an area that flows from inside to outside seamlessly to cater for not only the different seasons of the year but also the different interests of our guests.

The Clubhouse is orientated north to maximise the winter sun and shelter from the stronger winds creating an environmentally friendly design.

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