Why Mandurah Gardens?
Our friendly communal atmosphere helps you to acquire new skills, explore new hobbies and make new friends with other over 55s who share your needs and ways of life. The range of onsite facilities and weekly activities is extensive, giving you the option to engage with the community however and whenever you wish.
Benefits of joining the Mandurah Gardens community
- Mandurah Gardens Estate is Australian owned.
- You own your own home, keeping 100% of any capital gains.
- Your home is a willable asset.
- There is no stamp duty.
- There are no exit or Deferred Management Fees (DMF).
- Where eligible, part of the site fees may be covered by government assistance.
- The Estate has a thriving community with many activities available.
- Small dogs are allowed on application.
Easy buying and selling
If you choose to sell your home, you can sell it yourself through an agent or park management. Your chosen sales consultant or park management can assist you with the fees. No exit fees apply.
Some residents may qualify to receive government rental assistance for part of the rent. We recommend that you contact Centrelink to discuss your personal situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Aspen Lifestyle Villages
Are Aspen Lifestyle Villages retirement villages?
Aspen Lifestyle Villages are independent living residential communities for over 55s where residents own their home or dwelling but lease the site (land) their home sits on from Aspen. The weekly rental payments cover the lease of this site along with access to the various facilities within the community.
Lifestyle Villages such as Mandurah Gardens Estate consist of an abundance of homes along with a wide range of in-house facilities such as a swimming pool and community hall. The close community atmosphere makes the Village a safer and more social environment for our residents. All homes are contemporary in style and low maintenance, giving our residents more time to do the things that they want.
Where are all of your Villages located?
Does each Village have the same facilities?
About Mandurah Gardens Estate
What are the unique differences Mandurah Gardens Estate can offer me?
Mandurah Gardens Estate is a small residential community. To ensure privacy, our streets meander through trees and there are no common walls between the homes. The Park Rules require that incoming residents are over the age of 55 to ensure that residents have similar needs and lifestyles.
What is the community like?
Our typical Village profile changes from area to area. Generally, our communities consist of residents aged between 60 and 75 years who are seeking an independent and active lifestyle through their retirement within a community of like-minded people.
Do I have to pay for the activities I participate in?
Our communities have facilities that are included for our residents at no extra expense, however classes and additional activities may incur additional costs so that residents who don’t use them don’t have to pay for them. Please liaise with our Park Managers.
Can anyone use the facilities?
The facilities of each Village are for the use of members and their guests only.
Can visitors stay with me?
Naturally, relatives and any other visitors you wish to invite are welcome to your home at any time, but restrictions and fees apply in some Villages. Your sales agent will be able to provide more information.
I prefer to live a private lifestyle – is an Aspen Lifestyle Village for me?
Our residents can get as involved in the community as they like. Being that all of our homes are stand-alone properties, it is up to the individual to involve themselves in the community as they see fit.
Can I move into the Village if I have children living with me?
Each Village has different rules on the number of residents and whether children are allowed. We suggest that you check with the Village you are interested in.
Are pets allowed?
Each Village has different rules on pets depending on their space and location. We suggest that you check with the Village you are interested in.
What are the weekly rents?
Weekly rents vary depending on the Village’s location and the facilities provided. Your sales agent will be able to explain rental amounts and inclusions. The weekly rental payments cover the lease of the site along with access to the various facilities within the community.
How are rent reviews calculated and how often are they reviewed?
The method of how rent reviews are calculated varies for each Village in line with relevant legislation. They are generally conducted annually with a market review undertaken periodically. Your sales agent will be able to provide more details.
What Act of Parliament governs the lease under my RSA?
Residential land lease and permanent park living are generally governed at the state level with each state producing an information brochure or booklet to assist in understanding the legislation. Your sales agent will be able to provide you with a copy of this information.
Do I own the home?
Yes, and it is also a willable asset, which is generally not the case in traditional retirement villages.
Are there any hidden fees?
All fees are detailed in the site lease agreement. Stamp duty is not applicable to the sale.
Will I have to contribute to body corporate?
No, there are no body corporate fees.
Insurance requirements are covered in the site lease agreement. Your sales consultant can assist you with this as it is subject to state regulations.
If I choose to sell my home, what fees and charges apply?
This will depend on the Village you are moving into. Your sales consultant can assist you with this.
How quickly can I move in?
This will depend on the Village you are moving into and whether you are buying a new home or an existing home, but in many instances you may be able to move in straight away. Each situation is different, so please consult your sales agent.
If I am interested in buying a home, what would be the next step(s)?
If you have not already done so, please book an appointment to view the Village and the facilities along with the new home. Your sales agent can then discuss next steps.
Where can I find additional information?
You can contact our experienced Park Manager. Please visit the WA Department of Fair Trading website (www.fairtrading.wa.gov.au) or talk to any of our friendly residents.
For sales assistance, please contact the Park Manager or your real estate agent. Alternatively, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.