Living Blog

A deferred management fee—also called a departure fee—covers any expenses incurred by a retirement community during your residency, and is charged when you move out. When you sell your unit, the community deducts this fee from the sale price.

The services it covers vary by community but can include:

  • Refurbishing your unit after you leave
  • Marketing your former unit for sale
  • Legal fees to re-licence your former unit
  • Communal area maintenance

Your community usually calculates this fee by multiplying a percentage of your purchase price by how many years you lived in the unit. In most cases,...

Is domestic violence only physical?

When many people think of domestic violence, their mind immediately goes to the Hollywood stereotype of a brutish man being violent towards his wife. Although physical violence is the biggest...

Better Living Report - Episode 1

For our first episode of the Better Living Report, we talk to Amelia Brayley our Family Law Solicitor here at East Coast, about some of the common questions asked by our clients going through a...