FAQs

Apply to purchase an Occupation Right Agreement (ORA) on your choice of home, along with a $5000 deposit. This application is made subject to acceptance by Settlers and (if appropriate) the selling of your existing property. We are happy to talk you through this process at any time.

Yes, Settlers Albany is designed for independent living for those aged 65 plus.

Of course! This is your home.

Please simply let our office receptionist know about overnight guests. If you are planning to have a guest stay longer than one month, please discuss this with the village manager.

Guests and visitors are welcome to share the village facilities with you at any time, as long as you accompany them

Please discuss your ideas with the village manager first. Any changes will be at your cost and we may ask that your home be returned to its original condition before resale.

Just lock up and leave! When you return, your home will be just as you left it. Please let our receptionist know your departure and return dates. We can also arrange to have your mail collected.

Yes, you can – simply contact the NZ Herald and let them know your change of address. A single Herald is also delivered daily to the library and is available for all residents to read.

We have many social events and a variety of activities at our village. Please contact us to see the events coming up, and click here to view our recreational facilities.

Our well-appointed village bus is available to you and can accommodate up to twelve passengers. You can join one of the regular trips to and from the local Westfield Shopping Mall, or arrange to use it for other trips. A small car is also available for transport to medical appointments.

Settlers now offer Fixed Fees for life. Terms and conditions apply, please call us for further information.

In most cases your well-behaved cats and small dogs are welcome. This will depend on the style of home you choose, and we are happy to discuss our pet policy with you.

All two and three bedroom apartments come with undercover basement carparks, as long as at least one of the residents has a current driver’s licence and owns a car. Our one-bedroom homes can also be allocated a space if one is required and available.

Yes, Settlers has at least one of our registered nurses on site 24/7. After hours, the RN on call also acts as the duty manager.

Settlers Albany is a privately owned limited liability company which is part of the Premier Lifestyle Villages group of companies. For further information please refer to our Disclosure Statement.

The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (the Act), its regulations and the Code of Practice protect the interests of residents and intended residents of retirement villages. It also defines the obligations of retirement village operators. For further information please refer to the links below.

The Retirement Villages Act 2003 (the Act) requires, with a few exceptions, that every retirement village must be registered and that the operator of a registered retirement village must appoint a statutory supervisor. Settlers Albany is a registered retirement village and has appointed Covenant Trustee Services Limited (Covenant) as their statutory supervisor. By way of an agreement called a Deed of Supervision, Covenant’s role is to financially monitor the village and ensure it operates to protect your rights as residents in accordance with the Act. This gives incoming residents peace of mind and security under the law.

If you must permanently leave the village, you’ll need to advise the Village Manager in writing that you wish to terminate your Occupation Right Agreement (ORA). You will then need to complete a termination form giving a minimum of one month’s notice.

We will establish a plan to refurbish your home, and begin actively marketing it. Once it has been relicensed to the new occupant, you will be refunded the original purchase price, less the Village Contribution and any other amounts owing.

You will continue to pay monthly village fees for six months from the date of termination. The full amounts will be due for the first three months, but this reduces by 50% for the next three months and then ceases.

No, Settlers is responsible for all refurbishment costs and you are only responsible for any damage beyond fair wear and tear and any agreed reinstatement costs.