Churchill Retirement Living
specialises exclusively in the development of purpose built apartments
for those looking for an independent yet safe and secure lifestyle in
their retirement. A brand new Churchill apartment is safe, energy
efficient and low maintenance, with a Lodge Manager to keep an eye on
things and like-minded neighbours to socialise with. Each apartment is
completely self-contained with its own front door, providing you with
privacy and peace and quiet when you want it.
You might have many reasons for wanting to downsize,
whether it’s wanting to be closer to relatives, being closer to the
heart of town, or leaving behind the hassle of maintaining a larger
home. More and more people are looking to make the transition to a
manageable property. If this sounds like you, don’t be put off by some
of the common myths surrounding retirement living. Here are some of the
biggest misconceptions busted...
Would I have
to find a new home for my pet?
Of course not, dogs, cats or
caged birds are welcome in all Churchill apartments.
Won't I have to give up my car?
developments have free car parking for Owners and you will never be
forced to give up your car. Churchill understand that for many people
the car is a symbol of independence and it’s hard to imagine life
without it. What they often find though, is that after moving into a
Churchill development in the heart of town, near to all amenities, as
well as public transport links, many of the Owners find that they can
continue to lead an active and independent lifestyle without the hassle
and expense of running a car.
be too difficult and take too long?
It may seem that moving is a
lot of hassle and selling your home can take a long time. However, there
is a lot of help available, and with their Selling Made Easy and Home
Exchange services Churchill can hold your hand every step of the way,
and even help you downsize.
THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Won’t I be hit with expensive service charges from the management
As with any leasehold property, you will pay ground rent
and a monthly service charge which covers a lot of things. This includes
all the maintenance, heating in your own apartment (on selected
developments), water and sewerage charges, buildings insurance, the
services of a Lodge Manager and 24 hour call alarm monitoring. The
difference with Churchill’s management company, Millstream Management
Services (MMS), is that it was set up by Churchill to manage all
their developments, enabling Churchill to work together to provide the
best possible service and value for money for Owners. Service charges
are tightly controlled and reviewed each year, and Owners are consulted
on this to ensure everything is done openly and fairly.
RESELLING YOUR APARTMENT
Don’t retirement developers charge a big
exit fee when it comes to selling my apartment?
developers, Churchill does not charge exit fees. On resale, 1% of your
apartment’s gross sale price, or open market value if subletting, is
payable by way of a contribution to the development’s contingency fund.
This money does not go to Churchill or MMS, but is held in trust on
behalf of the development’s Owners, to go towards the cost of any long
term repairs that may be needed over time.
To find out more about
Churchill apartments available for sale across the country, call 0800
840 5745 or
click for more information.