Retirement Living

A complete service for developers and operators in the growing Australian retirement and aged care sector.

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With an aging population, demand for retirement living accommodation across Australia will continue to grow, leading to an increase in regulatory compliance for operators of villages and aged care facilities.

Our retirement living team advises on issues ranging from the initial structuring and development of retirement facilities through to ongoing regulatory compliance, providing a complete service to developers and operators in the retirement and aged care sector.

We draft and prepare all retirement living transactional and structural documents, advise on buying and selling retirement living facilities, and work with clients to quickly and cost-effectively resolve any disputes that may arise.

Bringing together experts from a variety of legal and technical backgrounds, including property, corporate advisory, tax, employment law, trade practices and litigation, we offer a connected team with an excellent understanding of the retirement living industry.

Areas of expertise

  • Sales, acquisitions and restructuring of retirement living facilities 
  • Residence contracts, public information documents and other residential agreements 
  • Financing, capital raising and private equity 
  • Scheme and business structuring 
  • Occupational health and safety 
  • Governance and compliance 
  • Workplace relations
  • Advising a major operator on the acquisition and restructure of a $315 million portfolio of retirement village assets across Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia, including advising on a broad range of taxation and duty issues, and on the negotiation and implementation of the restructure of shareholdings held by residents of the villages. 
  • Advising an ASX-listed operator on structuring and documentation for management rights for senior living facilities, including various leasing and titling arrangements. 
  • Advising a national operator on the lending facility agreements associated with the acquisition of a major portfolio of retirement villages. 
  • Advising and consolidating leasing arrangements for numerous villages into uniform leasing arrangements. 
  • Establishing and maintaining an online document access system for a major operator of villages in numerous States, enabling online access to scheme documents. 
  • Advising and representing village operators in dispute proceedings.