Freedom Lifestyle Villages
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Terms and conditions
Papamoa Sands Lifestyle Village is a retirement village registered under the Retirement Villages Act in New Zealand
It is wonderful to be able to acknowledge the move from Level 3 to Level 2 on Thursday 14 May 2020. From the relative security of household bubbles and home deliveries under ‘Threedom’ the move to Level 2 will bring more flexibility and more of a return to business as usual as well as the ability to catch up with friends and family we have not seen for some weeks. However, it is still about playing it safe, and the health, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff remains our primary focus.
WHAT DOES LEVEL 2 LOOK LIKE IN OUR LIFESTYLE VILLAGES?
Play it safe. As the government has outlined, life at Alert Level 2 means we can resume many of our everyday activities – but we must do it safely. Our objective is to make available many of the village facilities that we had in place previously whilst still supporting physical distancing and hygiene etiquette.
This means that those villages with gates will see them open and village centres will be open for use by residents. However, we acknowledge that COVID loves crowds and Freedom Lifestyle Villages will continue to implement best-practice measures that support Government recommendations as well as those we believe will help minimise any spikes in COVID-19.
WHAT WILL CHANGE?
Villages with gates will now be open during the day. All contact tracing requirements for visitors to resident homes will now sit with our residents. All contractors / maintenance teams working in the village will continue to register at the village office.
With the freedom to travel regionally, Freedom Lifestyle Villages once again welcomes prospective residents to come into the village and look at the wonderful opportunities that a lifestyle village offers. Contact tracing will still be in place and the Village Manager will communicate the physical distancing and hygiene requirements for anyone moving into the village.
Residents will be relishing the opportunity to leave the village and resume contact with family and friends they have not seen for some time, and we can celebrate shopping, walking and travelling within New Zealand with the additional precautions encouraged when leaving home. As a result, it is anticipated that any online supermarket shopping will now be delivered directly to our residents’ homes, and any click and collect options will be managed directly by our residents. However, village managers will be available to support any resident who still needs assistance.
The village van is also now available to resident drivers to support visits to shops and other local community destinations. Sensible seating and good hand hygiene will be essential as will contact tracing.
WHAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVER
Our Village Management team will continue to provide support for online supermarket shopping, prescription deliveries and medical appointments for any resident who requires assistance during Alert Level 2. Supporting residents to prevent any occurrence of COVID-19 in our villages remains a priority.
Our weekly Freedom newsletter will continue to connect all our village residents together until June when we hope to see an increase in social activities and the return of individual village newsletters. We have loved the positive feedback from our residents on how it has made them feel connected with the wider Freedom family and have enjoyed seeing the artwork, poems and generosity of spirit in our village communities as residents reach out to support each other.
Freedom Lifestyle Villages would like to thank once again all our residents, staff, contractors and suppliers for the efforts they are taking to ensure the wellbeing of everyone in the village. Do play it safe, stay strong and keep being kind.
Do I own the land upon which my house sits?
The resident is the legal beneficial owner of the house, and the land is owned and maintained by the village operator. Our Lifetime Site Agreement guarantees occupancy of the site for as long as the resident lives in the village.
Can I keep pets?
Yes, small dogs and cats are welcome. There are some rules governing supervision and behaviour of pets, but small pets are fine.
Can I have guests and family stay?
Yes, guests are welcome for short stays, which may be extended in consultation with the village manager. Visitor rules about security and safety apply as for residents of the village.
Is there room to park a campervan or boat?
Sealed and secure parking is provided for a limited number of campervans and boats, as well as wash-down areas and a dump station. These parks can be rented for a low weekly rental.
Can I plant a garden by my house?
Yes, gardens and landscaping options can be discussed and planned in conjunction with village management.
Will my weekly fees increase substantially without warning?
There is a limit to increases in occupancy costs. The occupancy fee can only increase annually by 2.5% or the rate of CPI, whichever is the greater, and the fee is notified to residents before each year’s Annual General Meeting.
Could a new Village operator increase my weekly fees or add new weekly charges?
A new operator is legally bound to maintain the fees stated in the LSA document, and other increase is subject to permission of the residents and Statutory Supervisor.
How will my house, and the benefits of living in the Village I enjoy today, be protected?
Freedom Lifestyle Villages operates as a registered retirement village, and residents are protected by the Retirement Villages Act (2003).
How long will my home take to build?
Generally a maximum of four months from the final plan sign-off, and once the cooling-off period of the LSA agreement has expired.