Retirement Villages Refresher – Getting it Right for Residents and Operators (On Demand)

Recorded Seminar 2 CPD Hrs
At your desk or on your portable device

Due to our ageing population, contracting for an occupation right agreement with retirement villages is increasingly common. The complex and specialised nature of this area of law means that legal advice should be provided by lawyers who know how retirement villages operate and who remain current with developments in this area.

Learning Outcomes

This On Demand seminar provides an essential update in developments of the law concerning occupation right agreements for those who already have some familiarity with this work and who seek to increase their understanding, remain current and so, to ensure that they provide “best practice” legal services to their clients. Particular areas of focus for the seminar include:

  • advising clients/due diligence e.g. services expected, statutory entitlements, certification, documentation that should be received, reviewed and discussed;
  • Variation of the Code of Practice, requiring operators to amend documents before October;
  • the role of statutory supervisors, for residents as a group;
  • issues to be aware of in relation to transfers within a village; and 
  • effect of the new Anti-Money Laundering legislation on operators and statutory supervisors.

Who should view?

This On Demand seminar is a must for those advising current residents, potential residents and operators who need to be aware of changes in this area.

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Jenny Baldwin

Partner, Burke Melrose

Jenny has provided specialist advice in retirement village law for over eight years. Jenny is particularly experienced in the preparation of compliance documents, the provision of general operational advice and dispute resolution in relation to retirement villages. She acts for a range of operators, from large national groups to small charitable entities.She also advises statutory supervisors of retirement villages. 

Anthony Segedin
Consultant, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

Anthony commenced work as a law clerk with Rudd Garland and Horrocks in 1971, followed in 1978 by twenty-three years of partnership in that firm and its successors, and for the past twelve years has been a Consultant with Minter Ellison Rudd Watts.In 1987 he began to concentrate on his now specialist field of retirement village law. Since then he has acted for or in respect of more than half of New Zealand’s retirement villages, and on a broad range of issues. Anthony acts for several retirement village companies or groups, including two of New Zealand’s three publicly listed retirement village companies, and also for the three major retirement village statutory supervisors. His knowledge and experience extends not only to the essential issues of statutory compliance but also includes considerable practical knowledge of the issues involved in this area of law, from the village owners’, statutory supervisors’ and residents’ points of view.


Joanna Pidgeon
Partner, Pidgeon Law