Costs and Ownership


Retirement living on your terms


When you’re considering retirement living, a clear understanding of contracts, costs and value is essential.
At Lendlease, we’re committed to guiding you with respect, transparency and care along the way.

Choose your way to retire with four different ways to buy

No two people are the same. Some like to plan, some like to go with the flow. It’s no different when it comes to retiring. That’s why we have four different ways to buy - to give you choice when deciding how to buy your new home. The power is in your hands to enjoy retirement exactly the way you want it.

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Prepaid Plan

Prepaid Plan

The Prepaid Plan is ideal for those who like to get everything settled in advance. You’ll pay for the price of your property as well as an upfront management fee. This means you can relax knowing this cost has been taken care of already. When it comes to leaving the village, Lendlease can help you sell your home at the market rate, and any capital gains from your home will be yours.

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Refundable Contribution

Refundable Contribution

Choosing to pay for your home via a Refundable Contribution gives you the security of knowing your money is guaranteed by paying more in a refundable upfront contribution, with no additional management fee at exit. There are no selling costs or pressures, no legal fees and no reinstatement costs to worry about.

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Deferred Management Fee

Deferred Management Fee

A Deferred Management Fee (DMF) contract is a great choice for those looking to make the most out of their retirement now. By deferring part of the costs of your home until after you re-sell, you can buy in at a more affordable price and keep some cash in the bank to continue enjoying the things you love.

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Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go

Available at select villages only, Pay As You Go gives you the freedom to experience Serviced Apartments without having to sell your home or other assets beforehand. With this option, you’ll pay a security deposit, a non-refundable establishment fee and monthly installments. When leaving the village, your security deposit will be returned with no extra fees or costs. You won’t need to worry about capital gains, loss of your property, or have any selling pressures.


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Confidence that you’ve made the right decision


Change your mind with peace of mind*

We want you to be confident that you’ve made the right decision. If you decide retirement living is not for you within your first 6 months of living in your property, you can end your contract, move out and we guarantee to refund the price you paid, free of DMF charges. All you’ll pay is fair market rent and service fees for the duration of your stay and costs to repair any damage above fair wear and tear.

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Know when your service fees stop*

Ongoing service fees are a standard part of retirement living. These fees cover the day-to-day operating costs of the Village. With Lendlease, you can rest assured that 90 days after vacant possession, you won’t pay any more service fees, no matter how long it takes for your property to be re-sold.

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Things to consider before buying a retirement property

Like any big change in life, moving into a retirement village takes some consideration. We’re committed to ensuring you have all the information you need to make your decision as straightforward as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do retirement villages work? Can I bring my pet? What’s the difference between retirement living and aged care? Find out the answers to your most frequently asked questions here.

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^Disclaimer: Lendlease proudly operates under the Retirement Villages Act. Full details are available in the residence contract. These options are available now, subject to availability and exclude some strata or purple title villages. Lendlease reserves the right to amend or discontinue these offers at any time, without notice. Published July 2018. Lendlease Retirement Living Holding Pty Ltd as trustee for the Lendlease Retirement Living Trust ABN 44 349 706 307.


*This offer is subject to terms and conditions which are available from our Village Sales Managers. Lendlease reserves the right to amend or discontinue this offer at any time, without notice. This offer applies to new residents only and excludes strata or purple title villages. Lendlease upholds residents' statutory rights under the Retirement Villages Act applicable in each state.