Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the tenure?
A. Freehold, unit title exclusive to each villa.
Q. What are the entry criteria?
A. The minimum age of one resident partner must be 55 plus.
Q. Is there a Body Corporate?
A. A Body Corporate structure is required to manage and maintain the common property and administer the rules of the development.
Q. How is the Body Corporate managed?
A. The Body Corporate is a legally established entity set up to protect the interests of individual owners within the development as a whole. This service is provided for a fee; the manager will be Whitianga Waterways Ltd or their nominee who will be responsible for the daily management and maintenance of the village.
Q. What is the estimated cost of the Body Corporate?
A. Approx. $50.00 per week ($2,500 per year)
Q. What do the costs cover?
• Building insurances (excluding contents)
• Rates for common areas
• Utility costs to common area
• Canal management levies
• 24 hour call service available
• Common property maintenance
• Body Corp administration financial & legal reporting
• Provision for common asset renewals
Q. Are there berths available to purchase?
A. A limited number of berths will be available for residents to purchase an exclusive Occupation Licence for a defined mooring
Q. What are the general rules of the village?
A. See draft Body Corp Rules.
Q. What chattels are included in the purchase of a unit?
A. Fixed flooring, drapes/blinds, fridge-freezer, electric hob, oven, microwave, washing machine & tumble drier, phone & TV connections
Q. Will there be hanging and shelving systems in the wardrobes?
Q. Is there somewhere to park a motorhome?
A. There is no designated parking for motorhomes in the village but there are a number of other options; please ask one of our Team for more details
Q. What are the Regional Council Rates for the unit?
A. Approx. $200 per annum (TBD) & TCDC $2,500per annum
Q. Who make up the board members for the Body Corp?
A. There will be an elected residents committee that will work closely with the board members of the body corp.
Q. Is the upkeep of the unit’s private lawn included in the Body Corp fee?
A. Maintenance of all common areas within the development are included in the Body Corp fees, this includes common lawns, landscaping, visitors car parking areas, boat-ramp, beach area and communal meeting room (once provided). Residents will also be able to privately engage the maintenance contractor(s) to maintain their individual private area(s) if so desired.
Q. When the development/village is complete; will there be a courtesy bus from the village to the town centre?
A. No, it is not intended as part of the development, but should there be a demand, the Body Corp could be asked to investigate providing such a service and at the next AGM agree to include the cost of any such service in the annual levy.
Q. Will there be a General Maintenance Manager on site for the village residents?
A. Yes, when the village is complete.
Q. Are there visitors car parking?
Q. Will the common areas be landscaped & maintained?
Q. Are pets permitted?
A. Yes, small pets are allowed
Q. Can I have friends & family stay with me?
Q. What happens if I decide to sell my unit?
A. You can sell your unit independently or through a Real Estate agent, however you still need to ensure that the unit is occupied by a person who is, or their spouse is, over 55 years of age.
Q. If I purchase a unit off the plans, can I choose the décor i.e. tiles, carpeting and window dressings?
A. Yes, you can choose from a select range provided by the team
Q. Will there be a community centre, café/bar located within the village for residents?
A. There are currently no plans for a café/bar but nearer to the completion of the village there will be a community centre where owners, residents and invited guests may meet and could include such facilities. This would be administered through the Body Corp at the request of the owners
Q. When do you expect the village to be completed?
A. We are currently working towards a 6 year building program.