Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Land Lease Community?
A land lease community is one where the owner of the house leases the land on which the house sits.
How many houses are there in the community and will it be extended?
There are 199 houses in the community and it will not be extended.
What is the weekly site fee?
$179.00 per week.
When does this fee go up?
It is indexed to CPI quarterly.
Can the owner put up the fee outside CPI?
Yes, however it must be in line with the site agreement that you sign.
What does the weekly site fee include?
All maintenance of the communal areas, maintenance of the community gardens and tree pruning, maintenance of roads and kerbs, street lighting, household rubbish removal, maintenance of BBQ/Picnic and community open spaces, ground staff, community manager, use of all community facilities including, indoor/outdoor pools, crochet court, chipping and putting greens, clubhouse, men’s shed, caravan parking area.
Apart from the weekly site fees, what weekly charges do I have to pay?
Your weekly site fees covers all charges associated with living at “The Links”, apart from normal telephone, electricity, gas, water and house insurance.
Am I entitled to government rent assistance?
If you are on a pension or benefit from Centrelink or Veterans Affairs, then you may be entitled to receive rent assistance.
Is there any deferred management fee?
No, there is no deferred management fee.
Is there body corporate fees?
Is there any exit or entry fees?
Is there stamp duty on my purchase?
Can I obtain finance for my home?
If and when I wish to sell my home, who can I use as an agent?
When I sell my home what exit fees and charges will I have to pay?
When you sell a Sea Spirit home all capital gains are yours and there are no Exit Fees.
Can I sell my home myself?
Can we buy a home in the name of a family trust, company or children's names?
All homes are owner occupied and before considering purchasing a home in the name of any other entity than your own, you should obtain legal advice.
Can I include my home in my will?
What is my entitlement to the land?
When can we move in?
If you buy in the first release, then you should be in your new home early in the new year 2020, weather permitting.
Do I own my own home?
Yes, you just lease the land that it sits on.
Is the land freehold or leasehold?
Sea Spirit Lifestyle Communities will be operating under a SEPP Seniors Living 2004 approval as a Land Lease Community and as such you will own your own home and will have a license in perpetuity for that home to occupy a site. This license can be transferred to any other buyer. We believe that the home owner under the state legislation is very protected in relation to the security of their Site Agreement.
Are rentals permitted at Sea Spirit Lifestyle?
No, only owner occupiers are permitted and there are absolutely no rentals.
Are my family and friends welcome to visit?
Can I have a pet?
Is there a community bus?
Who maintains the facilities?
What are the homes built of?
Are homes protected against termites?
Yes, all homes are protected from termites in accordance with local council building regulations and Australian Standards. In addition to this Sea Spirit Lifestyle conducts perimeter surveillance on your behalf for no fee, and also all homes are constructed with steel framing so even better protection.
Can I make changes to my home?
How big is the outdoor pool?
The outdoor pool will be 25m in length.
How big is the indoor pool?
How wide are the roads in the community?
How much are the houses?
Prices start from $450,000.
How many stages are there?
Land sizing from?
216sqm – 362sqm.
Does a guarantee or warranty come with the home?
Yes, all homes come with a minimum 6 year warranty to meet statutory requirements within NSW, these passed onto you at the time of moving into your home.
When will construction start?
Civil construction will start in November 2019 and construction for the first homes should start January 2020