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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 section--
(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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