Tom Parsons: Let’s listen to the people of the retirement village

Tom Parsons and his wife Rosy moved into a retirement village two years ago. Photo/Nick Reed, File

OPINION

I was disappointed to read Consumer NZ’s call for “an urgent review of retirement village consumer protection” because I had always considered them to be a sensible organization.

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The model is not perfect but not all villages are the same. I don’t agree with lengthy ORA settlements, but it’s also important to remember that probate takes a long time – I believe it’s currently four to six months. Thus, much of the delay often attributed to the management of retirement villages is actually legal delay due to probate.

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