What is an ORA?
An Occupation Right Agreement (commonly referred to as an ORA) is an agreement that grants you the right to live in one of our units at Edith Cavell. It is similar to a lease in the way it works.
The ORA contains all the provisions required by the Retirement Villages Act and its regulations.
When you come into Edith Cavell you pay an entry payment. When you leave, we pay you an exit payment; this is your entry payment less agreed deductions made in accordance with the ORA.
The ORA sets out the various terms and conditions that will apply while you are in residence. These include our obligations to you and your obligations to us, and your entitlement to be repaid your exit payment, when you leave the unit.
Please feel free to discuss this with our Nurse Manager, who can provide you with a copy of the ORA if you wish.
For additional information about retirement living options,
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Department of Building and Housing booklet: ‘Thinking of living in a retirement village?’ (245 KB PDF)