In other words, they should be very careful and should only deal with developers who have a good reputation and background with such systems. It is also much less risky to buy from fully built and functional villages with subsistence rights than those still in the planning phase. In the United States and the United Kingdom, the leading providers of retirement housing, most sales are based on lifetime rights (living plan), and the concept was introduced in South Africa as early as the 1970s, but many local consumers are still not seeing how it works – and how it differs exactly from a section title, a full security or a bulk share purchase. There is a difference between a housing system for retirees and a development that is a section title system within the meaning of the Section Title Act, Act 95 of 1986. Another form of development is the block of shares within the meaning of Law 59 of 1980 on the control of blocks of shares. So if you buy a life directly in a retirement village, a developer would have registered the development as such. “The contract must also specify exactly what product will be reimbursed to the deceased property when the right to life is resold, and before signing it, they should really have their lawyer verify that it is fully compliant with all the provisions of the HDSRPA regarding the ownership of the land on which the village is built. Disclosure of development mortgage obligations, proper confirmation of title and compliance with national building regulations. In addition, he says, buying a right to life is usually a much cheaper option than buying the house itself, and since there is no actual transfer of ownership, there are also no bond registration fees and transfer/VAT taxes to pay. If services are to be provided in the retirement village, where a buyer is purchasing a right to life, the contract must include a statement of where the services will be provided, when they will be provided and what rights and obligations the buyer has with respect to those services. (in other words, how exactly the buyer can use it). So you`re ready to go ahead with your new project and get an LRA, this seems like the next logical step. What else? If you are interested in getting an LRA, you should consult a lawyer.
An experienced lawyer can guide you through the terms of an agreement and advise you on your specific situation. “Overall, pro-life villages can be a great choice for those looking for a safe and stress-free retirement. However, buyers of these systems need to remember that they are being asked to distribute a large amount of money, which could be a large part of their lifetime savings. Kotzé says that buyers of lifetime rights must also ensure that each purchase contract states very clearly how the levies are set, what they cover and how they will be inflated in the future. However, explains Gerhard Kotzé, managing director of the real estate agency group RealNet, a person who buys a right to live in a retirement village simply buys the right to occupy a particular house in that village for the rest of his life. And when couples buy, this right extends to the last surviving spouse and cannot be terminated by anyone other than the buyer. .