Retirement Living

Retirement Living

Retirement without the worry

Retirement and aged care villages or shared residences are becoming an increasingly prominent part of society but, can involve very complex legal and operational arrangements which are often difficult to come to grips with late in life.  Our lawyers understand the different structures used by retirement living facility operators, the legal issues involved and, can explain them all in plain language so you understand what you are committing to with your potential new home.  We provide retirement living legal  advice to both operators and residents in the Cairns and North Queensland region and can assist you in understanding the issues and risks involved.


We offer legal advice and services for:

Purchasing a retirement unit or right to reside

Moving in to a retirement village can be a significant decision and investment for potential residents. Miller Harris Lawyers can review and advise on the documentation involved so that you have peace of mind in making your purchase and are aware of your rights and obligations.

Residence contracts, public information documents and other residential agreements

Residence contracts and public information documents are inevitable features of retirement villages, but are often lengthy and complex documents which are not easy to read. Our experts can do the hard work for you and explain the documents in plain English so that you understand them.

Meet the experts in
Retirement Living

Nigel Hales


Nigel is the only Queensland Law Society accredited property law specialist in Cairns.

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Rachelle Parker

Senior Associate

Rachelle is one of our commercial lawyers based in our Mareeba office.  She primarily practices in the area of commercial and property law.

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