“On the road again” – Seniors housing legal information sessions are back in 2021

Caxton Legal Centre’s community lawyers are delighted to get back on the road to share legal information with retirement village and manufactured home residents in 2021 after having to cancel in 2020.

The 2021 schedule is available here.

Queensland Retirement Village and Park Advice Service

staff and community members

“Last year was really tricky trying to reach out to residents while we were unable to do our usual tour of Queensland,” said senior lawyer Brittany Smeed.

“I’m excited to get out to parks and villages and meet older people who are keen to learn about their legal rights.”

Brittany heads the Queensland Retirement Village and Manufactured Home Parks Service (QRVPAS) based at Caxton Legal Centre.

QRVPAS provides advice and information to people living in retirement villages or manufactured home parks to help them understand their contracts, speak up and take an informed approach to resolving conflict.

“I’m always impressed by the way that residents can organise and self-advocate when it comes with dealing with their park or village managers. In those cases, a little bit of legal information and guidance from QRVPAS can help with the process,” said Brittany.

“There are also some people who can’t advocate for themselves, and QRVPAS can often provide further assistance in those cases,” she said.

While QRVPAS were unable to deliver face-to-face presentations last year, they have used the time to develop an extensive set of legal information videos which are now available online.

The videos complement written fact sheets which cover many aspects of the Retirement Villages Act 1999 (Qld) and the Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 (Qld). Copies can also be distributed via USB or DVD upon request.

These legal information videos and fact sheets are all available on Caxton Legal Centre’s website.

For more information about QRVPAS or to enquire about having a community legal education session at your park or village, call Caxton Legal Centre on (07) 3214 6333.