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Looking for a retirement village property? Consider this

Retirement villages in New Zealand offer a wide range of accommodation options, including villas, townhouses, apartments, and studios. Remember – this is your home, so whichever you choice it has to suit your lifestyle. Here are some questions to ask any potential retirement:  

Your dwelling

  • Does the size/layout of the dwelling suit you? Will it fit your furniture and precious possessions? If not, can you modify it?
  • Can you take your pet? Once moved in, could you get another one?
  • Will the dwelling meet your needs if your health or mobility declines in the future? Consider non-slip surfaces, accessible bathrooms, easy to reach handles and shelves.
  • Will you have difficulty downsizing? Your new living space may be more compact than you’re used to.
  • Does the dwelling come with a garage, carport and/or scooter parking?
  • Is there a call button in the dwelling and is it easy to find? Who monitors it? Will you be charged for ringing it?
  • Does it have an outdoor space? Are you free to decorate it? If the dwelling has a garden, can you grow what you’d like?

Find more helpful articles about how to choose the best retirement village for you on our Knowledge Lab. Alternatively, download our checklist to help you on your search.

Updated: 11 Jun 2024
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