Frequently Asked Questions
Designing and moving into a new home can be daunting, however the Boronia Gardens team are here to make the transition as easy and stress-free as possible. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that prospective and existing residents have asked:
What kind of lease is it?
Boronia Gardens Village utilises the WA Government’s standardised Residential Tenancy Agreement document. The Agreement enables you to purchase a home, while leasing the land it is situated upon. The benefit of this arrangement is that you will not have to pay stamp duty or settlement fees.
How long is the lease?
The lease is a fixed-term agreement for a period of ten (10) years, with an option for a further ten (10) years.
What does my lease cover?
Your lease provides you with surety that the site your home is situated upon is exclusively yours to use, and outlines lease terms in return for a regular monthly rental fee. The rent covers:
- All local government rates and taxes
- Water rates and consumption
- Household rubbish removal
- Upkeep of roads, signage and street lighting
- Maintenance of reticulation
- Maintenance of Village gardens and landscaping
- Year round use of all current and future facilities
- Complimentary membership to Albany leisure and Aquatic Centre and Albany Menshed
- Security- monitored gated entry and emergency dialler
- Weekly morning teas offering a chance to discuss the Village with other residents and visitors
What happens when my lease ends?
Upon finalization of your ten (10) year lease term, you have the option within your lease agreement to extend your leave for a period of a further ten (10) years. The Boronia Gardens team will work with you at this time.
What happens if the Village is sold?
Your lease will remain valid, as it is for a fixed-term. Your rights as both the owner of the home, and the lease holder of the home site would remain. Any new purchaser/ operators would be required to honour this.
Am I able to receive Rent Assistance?
Everyone’s circumstances differ, but we are happy to assist you with any queries you may have regarding Rent Assistance, or alternatively you can visit the Centrelink website at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/rent-assistance
How is management of the Village coordinated?
The Village management is coordinated by Samuel Bean (Development Manager) and the Boronia Gardens team. There are regular meetings which offer the opportunity for discussion, all over a cup of tea or coffee and cake.
What activities can I get involved in?
Aside from the morning teas and craft activities on Wednesday mornings, there is a community garden where some of our residents grow all sorts of fresh produce. There are numerous sport and social clubs located nearby, including the Albany MenShed and the Albany Golf Club (of which Boronia Gardens is a sponsor). The Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre is conveniently located right across the road and offers a range of activities.
If you would like to find out more about how you can join these or other activities (or if you have any suggestions for social events at the Village), please speak to Samuel Bean or our Village Coordinators – Murray and Fay McLean.
Boronia Gardens has regular Open Days, offering the opportunity to visit the Village and meet the Boronia Gardens team and the Village residents over a cup of coffee and cake.
Residents are often kind enough to open their homes, allowing visitors to walk through and see the high quality designs on offer. Keep an eye on our latest news page for information about our next open day, or contact Murray or Fay McLean on 0427532054 for details.
Stage 1 of Boronia Gardens Village is almost complete. Construction of Stage 2 due to commence in late- 2020.
For more information on final available Stage 1 sites, visit the Now Available page.