Our Frequently Asked Questions page is a good place to start when deciding whether retirement living in Bellarine Lakes Country Club is going to be right for you. We look at several factors including when it is that most people start considering retirement, the kind of lifestyle you can expect to enjoy at one of our villages and some financial aspects you may need to take into consideration.
If you would like to speak to one of our retirement consultants
please call 1800 255 578.
Under the Retirement Villages Act, a first ranking charge (similar to a mortgage) fixes on the land in favour of all residents who have paid a contribution of more than $10,000.00.
Due to the fact that the development is a Loan Lease the initial contribution is not a purchase price, but a loan to the owner. Therefore, there is no requirement for GST or Stamp Duty to be paid. This represents a significant saving for residents looking to lease a unit.
There are no other expenses initially payable by a new resident, other than the cost of any legal or financial advice. We highly recommend that you obtain advise to ensure that you are clear and comfortable with all financial obligations.
When you decide which unit you would like to lease a deposit of up to $5,000 (payable to Gull & Co.) will be taken. The deposit will be refunded if a condition on the contract has not been met.
The resident is required to pay their individual unit usage of power, gas and telephone, content insurance and pay council and water rates.
You decide if and when you want to end your lease and vacate the unit in accordance with the Residents agreement.
When you have decided which unit you would like to lease you can reserve a unit and pay a deposit of up to $5,000 (payable to Gull & Co) which is fully refundable if cancel your reservation. If you proceed you will then have to sign all relevant documents. The balance of your in going contribution is then payable on settlement before you move into the unit.
Subject to sale contracts are accepted. Conditions may apply.
The Developer is Bellarine Lakes Pty Ltd. and currently Ausmar Homes are contracted to build homes on our behalf.
For the protection of all Residents, the units cannot be further rented out by a resident.
Your unit can be left vacant for long periods with the knowledge that it will be secure and maintained during that period. You simply need to inform Management and ensure all service fees payable are paid.
A Resident is responsible for all internal maintenance of their unit and rear garden.
Yes certain pets are allowed. Consent from management is required and an agreement must be signed by the resident.
Appliances are appropriately chosen for each village and villa design. There are some extras that residents may include such as sun-blinds.
Units include gas ducted heating, instantaneous gas hot water, split system, dishwasher and electric cooking facilities.
If you are leasing off the plan, there may be an opportunity to choose floor coverings, drapes, bench tops and kitchen cupboards from a selected range. All other colour schemes are chosen by an interior design professional.
To keep the price of units at an affordable level alterations are not permitted. A 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom plan are offered with layouts to suit individual tastes and needs.
There will be a security system throughout the common areas of the Village and a 24 hr emergency call system within each unit.
There will be visiting practitioners scheduled at the Community Centre subject to availability and demand.
For the protection of all the residents, visitors may only stay for a maximum 6 weeks within any 12 month period. Special arrangements may apply after management consent is obtained.
There will be a number of spaces available for the storage of caravans and boats, however if all the space has been committed a waiting list will apply.
If you are selling your own home you will be able to arrange settlement to comfortably tie in with the completion of your unit.
Please Note: This information is general in nature and can vary from village to village, stage to stage and between different villa designs. Please check with the Village Manager or Lifestyle Consultant for specific detail at the village of your choice.