Frequently asked questions
What does ORA mean?
Your Longridge Country Estate Occupation Right Agreement (ORA) means that you have the right to live in your home for as long as you are able.
Your ORA is capped at 30 percent over four years based on the purchase price of your home.
And you won’t lose capital on your home if we sell it for a lower price.
What about pets?
Longridge Country Estate is your home so if you want to bring your pet, as long as some conditions are met, they are welcome to be part of the Longridge community.
Can I have a garden?
You are welcome to manage your own garden, or we can manage it for you.
We encourage growing your own vegetables and herbs.
And in the Longridge Orchard you'll be able to sit and enjoy the view, and a piece of fresh fruit.
Can you explain the fee structure?
Longridge Country Estate fees are clear and transparent. Your Deferred Management Fee (DFM) that is payable when your home is sold, includes refurbishment and cost of sale.
This means no unknown fees or surprises when you sell your home.
Weekly fees cover village costs including insurance, council rates, water rates, external maintenance, staff salaries, gardening, upkeep of the community facilities, and village operations.
Telephone, power, internet and your home contents insurance are your choice and expense.
I’m new to Paeroa, what is there to do here?
Paeroa is a welcoming community that is looking forward to meeting new residents.
Clubs and groups are numerous in Paeroa, and if you’re wanting to be part of the Paeroa community there’s many sports clubs, and interest and community groups that you can be a member of. There are also opportunities to use your skills and experience in volunteer roles if you choose.
What happens if I can’t look after myself?
Longridge Country Estate has your retirement and ongoing care as it’s priority. We will help you stay in your home for as long as possible, and if you need additional support in your home we will help you find them. And for peace of mind care facilities are part of the development.