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Retirement villages face crackdown on 'unfair' fees

Published on Friday 31st of March 2017 10:48:05 AM in BBC

Homeowners living in retirement villages face unfair charges of thousands of pounds each, the Law Commission has found.After a two-year investigation the Commission said there was "real potential for abuse" in the charging of event or transfer fees.When residents move out, or need a carer to ...

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