There are a lot of big questions to answer about retirement living, not least where and how you want to live. We asked the experts from Churchill Retirement Living for their take on it
What are the advantages of buying a Churchill Retirement Living apartment?
When you choose Churchill Retirement Living you get more than just a new apartment, it’s a whole new way of life. You’ll have your own comfortable, low maintenance apartment, with the option to socialise with other Owners as much or as little as you like.
With like-minded neighbours, safety and security, and no more worries about maintenance, a Churchill apartment could help you leave behind loneliness and isolation, and instead look forward to a new lifestyle. You can still be fully independent, but with friendship and support on hand whenever you might need it.
Throughout the pandemic, Churchill Owners have enjoyed the benefits of community living and support. Some have formed support bubbles, while others have simply felt the peace of mind of having familiar friends and a trusted Lodge Manager nearby.
What facilities will I find in a Churchill retirement development?
Every Churchill development provides attractive, high quality, secure and self-contained one and two bedroom apartments, often with beautifully landscaped communal gardens. Owners can enjoy independent living and a sense of community, with the benefits of a communal Owners’ Lounge for regular social activities, and a Guest Suite where friends and family can stay.
What security and support features will I find?
A camera entry system is installed in every Churchill apartment as standard, allowing you to view any visitors before letting them into the main entrance door. Every apartment also comes with a 24 hour emergency call system, provided through a discreet personal pendant alarm and bathroom call point. Having a Lodge Manager to look out for you and keep an eye on things also adds to the peace of mind you get with Churchill.
Do I have to carry out maintenance?
One of the biggest benefits of a Churchill development is that you won’t have to worry about maintenance any more. All the stress of keeping things in good order is looked after by a Lodge Manager, who is there to oversee the day-to-day running of the building and the communal gardens so you don’t have to. Churchill’s award winning customer service team is also on hand to respond quickly to anything that needs fixing or adjusting, and to keep everything warm and comfortable for you.
What is included in a moving package?
Churchill offers a range of moving packages, and specially tailored services to provide a helping hand with your move. These include a Home Exchange service, advice on downsizing, free removal service, and assistance with selling your old property, plus a contribution towards estate agent and legal fees. Until September you can also benefit from the Government’s temporary Stamp Duty holiday and save thousands on your brand new apartment.
Will I be able to have guests staying?
Guests are allowed to stay in your apartment if you like, and every Churchill development also has a well-appointed Guest Suite where friends and family can stay whenever they come to visit.
What are the advantages of having a cash buyer for my existing property?
If you’ve made the choice to move to a new apartment, you’ll want to relax and look forward to it, not have to worry about selling your old home. That’s why Churchill offers a special Home Exchange service to help make this happen by giving you a guaranteed cash buyer for your existing property (subject to T&Cs). With around 40% of new Churchill Owners choosing to benefit from Home Exchange, it’s a popular way to put you in control of your move.
Rather than going through the uncertainty of selling on the open market, Home Exchange puts you in the driving seat so you won’t get caught up in a chain, meaning it’s a much quicker and less stressful process. It also means you can aim to exchange quickly, usually within 28 days, meaning you can look forward to your move safe in the knowledge that your sale is in good hands.
What health and safety measures are being taken during the coronavirus pandemic?
Churchill developments have proven to be very safe places to live throughout the pandemic thanks to the excellent work of their Lodge Managers and the secure, self-contained nature of this type of accommodation. A wide range of measures have been introduced to minimise the risks and keep everyone safe. This has meant the rate of Covid-19 infections among Churchill Owners has remained less than a third of that seen across the wider UK population, and safety and wellbeing continues to be a priority.
Where will I find Churchill retirement developments?
Churchill has new apartments selling now across the country, from Cornwall to Kent in the south to Cumbria in the north, Essex in the east and Wales in the west. Just call 0800 458 1857 or visit churchillretirement.co.uk to find out more and find a location near you.
How can I find out more about Churchill Retirement Living?
As above, call 0800 458 1857 or visit churchillretirement.co.uk to find out more.