Critical insights from first retirement living census

The myth that retirement living villages are gated communities for the rich has been busted by the 2015 PwC/Property Council Retirement Census, which finds that villages provide affordable housing for pensioners (25 August 2015) 

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Stubbs v Martyniuk (Civil Claims) [2015] VCAT 1315

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 s 137(7); Further application to purge contempt; No satisfactory explanation for continued failure to comply with Tribunal orders; Financial Statements tabled at annual meeting of residents fails to comply with s 34(3) of the  Retirement Villages Act 1986 ; Indemnity costs awarded and fixed, calculated in accordance with County Court Scale; application dismissed.

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Long Overdue Review Of Consumer Property Acts

The Victorian Government has announced a sweeping review of outdated laws covering estate agents, land sales, conveyancing and owners corporations. The comprehensive review will examine four key pieces of property legislation including the Sale of Land Act 1962, Estate Agents Act 1980, Conveyancers Act 2006 and Owners Corporations Act 2006 (21 August 2015) 

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Planning and subdivision fees review

The Minister for Planning has announced a formal review of planning and subdivision fees, which will commence through a regulatory impact statement process. The review will include a public consultation process which is scheduled to begin in 2016 (03 September 2015)

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