Retirement Villages

Comprehensive legal advice to operators and residents of retirement villages

As the baby boom generation moves into retirement, there is growing need for specialised lawyers who have experience in advising village operators as well as prospective residents on the complexities of occupancy agreements and relevant legislation such as the Retirement Villages Act 2003.

Hesketh Henry is a market leader for legal services in the retirement villages sector. Senior partner Brian Coburn has acted for retirement village operators for more than 25 years, including for one of the leading listed retirement village operators in New Zealand. Brian and the firm’s team of specialised property lawyers understand how retirement villages run as businesses and the need for precise and compliant documentation and expert advice to operators and residents. Their expertise extends to providing village operators with a settlement service for the issuance of occupation rights to retirement village residents. The team also provides specialised legal advice for the structuring and financing of retirement villages.

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Examples of work completed by our team include:

  • Brian has acted for over 20 years for Metlifecare Limited, one of the country’s leading operators of retirement villages in New Zealand;
  • We have advised retirement village operators, Rosedale Village Limited, Lifecare Residences Limited, Waiheke Retirement Village Limited, The Palms Lifestyle Village Limited, Richmond Villas Limited, Speldhurst Country Estate Limited and Northland Retirement Village in relation to the acquisition of land and the development of compliance documentation; and
  • Advising Airedale Property Trust on a major redevelopment of an existing retirement village including leases, development agreement, construction, lease and compliance documentation.
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Retirement Village Law under Review
Is the current Retirement Village legislation fit for purpose and is it unfair to residents?
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