About Settlers Lifestyle
Settlers villages are all about friends, freedom and fulfilment.
There are Settlers retirement communities right across Australia. Each village has its own services and facilities but all have an absolute focus on quality service and providing our residents the freedom to enjoy their independence in a safe friendly community.
Our villages are sure to provide a lifestyle that suits you, whether it’s living on the beach, close to the city or escaping to a country town. Our communities offer a range of facilities including golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools and gyms.
Settlers communities provide a flexible and safe living environment but most importantly Settlers retirement communities are a place you will be happy to call home.
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We are more than happy to answer any questions you might have about Settlers Lifestyle.
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Our Management Philosophy
The Deferred Management Fee scheme was created to allow Australian and New Zealand independent retiree residents the benefit of city living, close to social and medical amenities, in context of the national housing market affordability challenges.
Settlers believes the DMF scheme, administered per its original intent, is the best means for retires to divest their principal residence for release of equity, and retire comfortably, without payment of management fees until sale of their retirement residence. Through this scheme Settlers and retiree residents remain aligned to best enjoyment and growth of home values.
Settlers has and will remain committed to the benefit of the resident community and compliant with all legislative and industry practice guidelines. We continue to commit to improving the retirement sector and openly support the 8-point plan proposed by the Retirement Living Council:
1. Support nationally consistent retirement village legislation and contracts.
2. Ensure there are transparent and easy-to-understand descriptions in contracts of entry pricing, ongoing service fees, reinstatement costs, and departure fees and payments, so residents have certainty about the costs associated with living in a retirement village.
3. Encourage all potential residents to seek independent legal advice before signing a contract, and work together with government and the legal profession to make this happen. We will also encourage potential residents to share this information with family members and trusted advisers.
4. Improve training and professional support for village managers, sales people and other staff who engage directly with current and potential residents.
5. Commit to improve industry village accreditation standards and coverage, and support government initiatives to make accreditation a mandatory requirement for operating a village.
6. Work with the Australian Retirement Village Residents Association to implement an Industry Code of Conduct to set and maintain high standards about the marketing and operation of villages, including dispute management procedures for operators and residents.
7. Commit to the establishment of an efficient and cost-effective government backed independent dispute resolution process, such as an Ombudsman or Advocate, for disputes that are unable to be solved at a village level.
8. Maintain and strengthen the relationship between industry and the Australian Retirement Village Residents Associations, to make sure resident issues are clearly identified and addressed.