Retirement Property for Sale

Retirement Property
Retirement property for sale across the UK. Find retirement houses and flats for sale. We have a wide range of new build retirement properties from top UK developers.
The different types of new build retirement property 
A growing sector in the new homes market in the UK is the provision of retirement homes. Many older people are still active and independent, while others need greater care and the provision of services, but they all have one thing in common - they prefer to purchase a home, rather than move into rented accommodation. The following types of accommodation are available

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The different types of new build retirement property

Assisted living
Assisted living
Will I have to eat in the restaurant every day?

Using the restaurant is not mandatory, but it is open for lunch every day, including all bank holidays and weekends. All homes have their own kitchen facilities.

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Retirement living
Is there a minimum or maximum age to buy a retirement living apartment?

Yes, the lease of each apartment states that you may not live in a retirement living apartment if you are under the age limit. That limit varies according to whether you purchase an apartment for sole or joint occupancy. You will usually need to be at least 60 if you are buying as a single person. There is no upper limit, though all purchasers must be able to live independently as retirement living is intended for people who require minimal assistance.

If you are buying an apartment as a couple, then the age requirement is a little more flexible. At least one of you should be over 60, although the other may be 55 or over. You should enquire with the sales executives at each development as to their own particular lease requirements

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Retirement living

Extra care
Extra care
I need frequent attention. Is Extra care suitable for my needs?

Extra care is designed for buyers who have greater needs for domestic and/or medical assistance. If you are interested in this type of development it, the sales team for the developer will be able to discuss your requirements and advise you of the different types of assistance available at that development.

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Want to know more about retirement properties? Discover how you can benefit with our comprehensive guide.

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Retirement homes by area
What are the benefits of purpose-built new build retirement homes?
What are the costs involved with different types of development?
Who are the major players in retirement-age homes?
What are the practicalities of buying a new build retirement home?
What happens when the property needs to be sold?
How does the service charge work on retirement properties?
Case Studies
Anne in her new home
17 September 2018
The first show apartment at Richmond Wood Norton has been opened by Anne Lunt, one of the first people to purchase a property at the new retireme...
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Stan Tilley
15 June 2017
Kent is a popular location for those looking to downsize, close to London and offering homeowners new places to explore, a sense of community and...
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Marine Drive (Bovis Homes)
7 December 2016
David and Lilian Ward have moved to their dream Devon coastal property after selling their home in Leicestershire using Bovis Homes part exchange...
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Recent News
Brueton Place (McCarthy & Stone)
25 February 2019
A growing sector in the new homes market in the UK is the provision of retirement homes. WhatHouse? looks at the reasons to buy new build retirem...
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Retirement mortgage options
24 September 2018
Want to buy a property in your retirement? Our guide looks at your mortgage options if you’re buying a retirement home...
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Cooper's Hill (Audley Retirement)
14 November 2017
What are the best retirement villages in the UK? Read about our pick of these special developments here
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