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RETIREMENT VILLAGES ACT 1999 - SECT 68
Right to appoint agent
68 Right to appoint agent
(1) A resident of a retirement village may appoint a person as the resident's
agent for the purpose of receiving notices or other documents to be given to
the resident under a village contract or under this Act.
Note : A resident may
wish to appoint an agent if the resident (for example) cannot read or write
English, is sick, or is going to be away from his or her residential premises
for some time.
(2) An appointment of the operator of the retirement village
(or a close associate of the operator or a person nominated by the operator)
as an agent under this section is of no effect.
(3) An appointment under this
(a) may be made in a village contract or at any time after the
contract commences, and
(b) may be revoked at any time by the resident, but
any such appointment or revocation has no effect until it is notified in
writing to the operator of the village.
(4) The operator must give to the
agent appointed by a resident, until such time as the appointment expires or
is revoked, any notices or other documents that the operator is required to
give to the resident under a village contract or this Act.
(5) A notice or
other document that is required by this section to be given to the agent
appointed by the resident and that is not so given is taken not to have been
given to the resident.
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