Talk to us about our retirement village costs
We are only too happy to talk you through the costs of moving into Carlyle Gardens retirement villages and what ownership looks like. Here is a brief overview to get you started.
Contract types and tenure
You can secure a property at Carlyle Gardens with a $1,000 deposit. This immediately holds your home for you while you make arrangements to sell your existing home, and is fully refundable if you decide not to proceed. When you decide to purchase, you will be given a contract and the time needed to review it thoroughly. We also recommend you consult a solicitor. The contract will explain what type of tenure you will have for the property – at Carlyle Gardens we offer a Leasehold Agreement.
In addition to the ingoing contribution or “price”, there is a general services charge to cover the day-to-day operating costs and the upkeep of the village, such as council and water rates, building insurance, external and internal maintenance, management, administration and 24-hour emergency response.
Village management structure
Carlyle Gardens retirement villages have a manager who is on site during business hours and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the village. The village manager is your first point of contact if you have any questions or concerns and they will always do their best to address them fairly and promptly. We also encourage all residents to have a say in how their village is run by speaking with the village manager about any ideas or concerns, and participating in the residents committee meetings.
Village comparison document
Every retirement village has a village comparison document, which provides more detailed information about the village accommodation, costs, facilities and more, so you can easily compare villages. View our village comparison documents here: