Compare Villages to relaunch its website to a new consumer-focused version and provides support through a new online Compare Villages Community2nd May, 2020 | Announcements
For release: 8 May 2020
solve was what I had perceived to be a lack of knowledge in the community about retirement living, particularly around resident contracts and fees. The opportunity for retirement living operators was simple – be proactive and voluntarily disclose their fees online to better educate consumers and help them make more informed decisions, which would go to improving the negative public perception of retirement villages owing to “complex contracts” and “hidden fees”.”
the website enabled them to list their villages and any homes for sale with no upfront fee charged to do so, only a small fee charged to them per genuine enquiry generated from the website. The opportunity saw a range of operators come on board including the larger ones, however, others found the prospect of voluntarily participating in a transparent online comparison, a challenge.
features and fees, to instead collecting and maintaining this informationresident contract fees
information ourselves and becoming consumer funded – will ensure complete independence from operators. This allows to provide a fuller service offering to consumers with the ability to tap into unique insights from the Compare Villages resource, including providing retirement living legal advice to residents and prospective residents, without any conflict with operators. The ultimate
If you are living in a retirement village or community, or thinking about moving into one, you’re encouraged to join. Jessica is also personally available to provide retirement living legal advice through her legal practice, Kinnear & Co. Lawyers.
right now. A retirement community may offer the security and support needed into the future,” said Jessica Kinnear.
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