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Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2016’

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Battersea Place – a haven for city-loving retirees

London may not be everyone’s choice to spend their twilight years but Battersea Place, the capital’s first retirement village, offers a luxurious haven to both married couples and single retirees More and more retirees are looking to downsize to the city, either because they want to live close to cultural amenities or because they don’t want to be remote from ‘life’ – particularly if …

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Not all doom and gloom for overseas property buyers

Despite currency fluctuations interest rates are still at an all time low. So all is not lost for those seeking a property abroad, says overseas mortgage expert Simon Conn Since Brexit, there have many different comments in the press about how people feel the market and economy will develop during the next few months and most, unfortunately, have been rather dour. From …

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How renting in retirement can help prevent loneliness

  Being happy in later life means planning ahead and renting in a retirement development where you won’t feel lonely or isolated Jean Harrington, who is 74 years old, has lived in Clacton-on-Sea for over 20 years. When she sold her flat two years ago and found she couldn’t afford to buy another property, she decided to rent in a retirement development …

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Why renting with Girlings is the key to a happy retirement

Renting in a purpose-built retirement development on an assured tenancy offers new financial opportunities for you to enjoy The over 50s are increasingly excited about the prospect of retiring and many are busy planning to travel more, spend more time with family and friends or on new hobbies. Recent research from Girlings Retirement Rentals looking at the aspirations of the …

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Exit fees and retirement housing

Retirement housing lawyer Patrick Gloyens demystifies exit fees – the controversial ‘use-now-pay-later’ charge some developers levy when a retirement property is sold What are exit fees? It is usual, in specialist owner-occupied retirement housing, for there to be a fee payable to the landlord if the owner ceases to occupy the property. These fees go under a variety of names: ‘Exit …

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