1. What is the occupancy of the village?
  2. How much are the weekly levies?
  3. Do the levies include the rates?
  4. Do we get our pensioner discounts on rates?
  5. What are the costs of lease?
  6. What do we get back when the home is re-leased?
  7. Is there a village manager
  8. Is there an emergency call system
  9. Can my grandchildren stay with me?
  10. Is there Residential Aged Care onsite
  11. Are we permitted to keep a pet here?
  12. Have you got somewhere for our caravan?
  13. Are there gates to the village
  14. Does the village have access to the National Broadband Network (NBN)
  15. Can I hang paintings on the walls?
  16. Can we plant our own shrubs in the front gardens?

 

 

 

  1. What is the occupancy of the village?

The occupancy is by Life Lease and in consideration of the resident paying the required ingoing contribution, the owner gives the resident the right to enjoy the unit from the date set out in the contract for the residents’ lifetime. This type of occupancy is self-care.

In addition, in Mandurah, some residents have a title where they own the land on which their home is constructed. Residents owning a strata title are granted the right to use the common areas and community facilities on a shared basis with life lease residents.

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  1. How much are the weekly levies?

Current weekly levies for Belswan Estates for the 2016/17 financial year are:

Pinjarra $39.82 for single occupancy and $47.76 for dual occupancy per week, paid monthly.

Mandurah homes average $59.25 per week, paid monthly.

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  1. Do the levies include the rates?

No, you would need to budget a further amount. Weekly levies cover the cost of home insurance, village management salaries, grounds staff, lawn cutting, staffing of the 24 hour emergency systems, general community centre, pool, greens, gardens and equipment maintenance.

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  1. Do we get our pensioner discounts on rates?

YES! Those discounts presently enjoyed (subject to lodged applications) will apply to both rating authorities at Belswan Mandurah and Pinjarra.

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  1. What are the costs of lease?

There is no stamp duty payable, however you will be required to pay an administration fee of $1,450, pro rata monthly levies as well as council and water rates for the remaining portion of the financial year at settlement. A $2,000 deposit is payable at the signing of the contract.

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  1. What do we get back when the home is re-leased?

As the low weekly levy can only cover the day to day running costs of the village, it is necessary to reserve additional sinking funds for the more significant longer term wear and tear expenses of resident’s homes, facilities, and estate environs.

These deductions are referred to as a facility fee and a unit reserve fund contribution.

These fees are only applied upon resale of the resident’s home.

As Belswan Lifestyle Estates are capital growth estates (where property values are determined by market force and comparative sales of the day) by instruction or demise, the resident’s home would be appraised for the value of the day and re-sold. Once resold resident is entitled to the whole premium paid by the new resident less these fees and other charges including marketing costs.

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  1. Is there a village manager

Yes the village manager is located onsite at the front entrance to the community centre from Monday to Friday.

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  1. Is there an emergency call system

There is an emergency call system installed in each Residence. The system is monitored 24 hours per day 7 days a week by an offsite monitoring company.

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  1. Can my grandchildren stay with me?

Yes, and any visitor/s for a period not exceeding 10 weeks at any one time.

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  1. Is there Residential Aged Care onsite

No. however in Mandurah, Aegis Greenfields adjoins the village.

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  1. Are we permitted to keep a pet here?

Yes, small pets are permitted, subject to application.

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  1. Have you got somewhere for our caravan?

Yes, secure bay storage areas have been provided, subject to availability.

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  1. Are there gates to the village

Yes the security gates automatically close each evening and open every morning.

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  1. Does the village have access to the National Broadband Network (NBN)

Yes. Every residence has now been connected to the NBN

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  1. Can I hang paintings on the walls?

Yes you can, this is your home, however please understand that standards of trade skills vary and we may need to professionally reinstate walls and the like as and when the home needs to be re-sold.

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  1. Can we plant our own shrubs in the front gardens?

Yes you can, in so far as those plantings do not interfere with estate services, safety, or your neighbour’s general amenity.

 

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