You may have lots of questions about retirement living – and it’s important that you have all the information before making a move. At Beechcroft, we offer more than just a new home, we offer a whole lifestyle.
Retirement living, Beechcroft-style, means owning an elegant home in a beautifully landscaped and fully maintained setting. Your neighbours are likely to be of a similar age and of similar interests. Whilst you will be completely independent, an Estate Manager will be on hand to offer help and advice if you need it and to keep an eye on your home whilst you’re away. The Estate Manager will handle the maintenance of the development and the upkeep of both communal and private gardens. Your home will be energy-efficient, easy to maintain and a pleasure to live in – giving you more time to do the things you’ve never had time to do before.
Anyone – including family members – may buy a Beechcroft home but residents must be over 55. On our Special Projects developments, full-time residents must be at least 16 years old. From time to time, we build ‘open market’ properties without any age restrictions.
Yes – if one of the main occupants is over the age of 55
Yes – pets are welcome as long as they don’t cause a nuisance. You’ll need to get permission from the management company, but this isn’t a problem. We do ask that dogs are kept on a leash within the development.
Yes – you can rent out your as long as the occupants are over the age of 55.
Yes, absolutely. We appreciate that many of our owners have accumulated years of gardening knowledge and want to enjoy gardening without the hard manual work. Our award-winning garden designer plants both communal and private gardens to provide colour, scent and year-round interest and chooses plants and shrubs that will mature over time and we do ask that this original planting schedule is respected and maintained.
All new homes come with parking or garaging or both. Our sales team will be happy to provide you with full details.
Yes. Your home is your own and there is no problem with guests. Some developments provide a luxurious guest suite for visitors which may be booked through the Estate Manager.
The service charges depend on the development and the services on offer. We always provide a full list of the items that are included in the service charge and a breakdown of the estimated service charges before you buy your new home and every subsequent year.
Buildings insurance is included in your service charges, but you will need to organise and pay for your own content’s insurance.
Yes, you will be responsible for your own council tax payments.
Annual ground rent is payable where Beechcroft properties are sold on a leasehold basis which enables Beechcroft to provide a variety of services. Please speak to the sales team to clarify the amount of ground rent payable. The ground rent is not linked to RPI but is doubled every 20 years up to 100 years.
ELM Group, a leading leasehold estate management company has over 44 years' experience in the retirement sector. Based in Aldershot, Hampshire ELM Group operates throughout the South of England, London and the Home Counties.
If you decide that you want to move home, you are free to sell your home on the open market – as long as the age restrictions are respected. You won’t be charged any ‘exit’ or ‘transfer’ fees – and Beechcroft properties are always in demand.