Retirement made easy

When you move into your new home at Landale Court, we want life to be as easy and stress-free as possible.

Our not-for-profit fee covers many of the basic living costs that we all need to pay, which means you don’t have to worry about unexpected bills.

Our monthly fee is designed to do just that, keeping you and your home safe, taking care of the many jobs that come with looking after a property and providing you with all the support, activities and amenities you need to live your life to the full.

Here's all you need to know about our fees at Landale Court...

What is included in your monthly Factoring Fee?

Activities
You can look forward to a wide range of social and leisure activities each day. Our events programme offers a variety of pursuits, from exercise classes, coffee mornings, wine tasting and bridge, to outings to places of interest and the theatre. (Please note, activities may vary and some activities or outings may incur a charge).

Peace of mind
Rest assured, there will always be a member of staff on hand, who you know and trust, 24/7, 365 days a year. So in the event of an emergency, such as a fall, illness or accident, there will always be someone there to help you and provide immediate assistance, day or night.

Administration
Your fee covers all on-site and off-site administration, managed and operated by Brio Retirement Living.

Heating your home
Wave goodbye to bills for heating and hot water as these costs are included, and heating is fully controlled by you through the in-home automation system.

Buildings insurance
To offer your property year-round protection, we provide comprehensive buildings insurance as standard.

Car parking
If you have your own car, or are expecting visitors, it's good to know that we provide ample parking. These are not allocated to individual apartments and cottages.

Communal maintenance
Keeping your community areas clean and well-maintained, including housekeeping and ensuring that your community grounds and gardens look attractive.

General maintenance
Including the communal lifts, CCTV, heating, hot water systems, fire alarms, call systems and communal lighting.

The Hub
The Hub is the heart of the community and your monthly Factoring Fee includes all of these homeowner-only benefits:

  • Preferential rates in the Slate & Grain brasserie and bar
  • Use of the homeowners club lounge
  • Use of the hobby / multi-purpose room
  • Use of the fitness suite and outdoor gym equipment
  • Exclusive access to the landscaped grounds
  • A 24-hour on-site staff presence
  • A rapid response in the event of an emergency
  • A dedicated General Manager and team
  • Free advice about your home and help with paperwork and bills
  • Access to a range of social, leisure and well-being activities
  • Free use of Wi-Fi in communal areas
  • Free IT advice and support

Utility bill savings
We buy electricity directly from the suppliers for the entire retirement community. This means we can buy in bulk and pass on the savings to our homeowners. Homeowners are responsible for the payment of their own electricity; however, should you choose to use the Brio community service provider, you will then receive a reduced cost of approximately 20%. All residents do have the option to choose their preferred electricity supplier.

Security and safety
We want you to feel safe and secure in your new home. That’s why your fee includes:

  • Video door entry system (in apartments only)
  • Service and maintenance of fire alarm systems
  • Service and maintenance of emergency call systems

Chapelton community membership (Landale Court only)
Homeowners of Chapelton pay a £250 membership to Chapelton Community Interest Company. This fee is included in your factoring fee. As a member, you will be entitled to participate in the management of the wider Chapelton community. To uphold the standards of community design and the specific architectural characteristic of the town, coordinate the management of common areas in accordance with the Chapelton Masterplan and the Community Deed of Condition.

Exclusive resident-only benefits

As a resident, you’ll enjoy the following exclusive benefits:  

  • Exclusive resident rates in the Slate & Grain brasserie and bar.
  • Unlimited use of the homeowners’ club lounge and hobby room.
  • Unlimited use of the fitness suite.
  • Exclusive access to the beautiful landscaped grounds.
  • Up 20% reduced costs on water and electricity should you choose the Brio community service provider.
  • Support from your General Manager and community team.
  • Free IT advice, support about your home and help with paperwork/bills.
  • Free use of Wi-Fi in communal areas.

Additional services available to you

Alongside our standard service, we offer a range of optional services that can be purchased to match your personal requirements. You can select these services as and when you need them, and we regularly review your needs to make sure we deliver the right levels of support.

Our optional services include:

Care & support
A range of flexible care and support services are available, tailored to your individual needs.

We also offer short-term care and/or support for illness and recuperation. You can choose to pay as you need for your personal care, or, for an all-inclusive option, Brio offers a number of packages, tailor-made especially for you.

Housekeeping services
This includes help with everyday chores, including:

  • Cleaning
  • Laundry & ironing
  • Shopping
  • Preparing meals
  • Spring cleaning
  • Oven cleaning

Like personal care, homeowners can opt for a pay as you need, or a package can be created to suit your personal needs.

Home maintenance service
Our experienced tradesmen can carry out repairs and maintenance within your property, such as picture hanging, re-decorating or odd jobs around the home.

Shopping/escort service
A shopping/escort service is available for a member of staff to accompany you to appointments or go on shopping trips.

How we calculate your fee

Not-for-profit fees
We understand that you want to make sure that your money is well spent. That’s why we work hard to keep your fee as low as possible by calculating all of our costs on a not-for-profit basis. This means we can simply pass on the costs of providing the services you need without any extra mark up.

Our Slate & Grain brasserie and bar is also to the general public. While you enjoy discounted prices on all food and drink, non-residents pay full price, generating extra income which can then be used to offset our overall weekly costs and subsidise your fee.

How our fees compare
Why not take some time to look at your current living costs, together with the effort and expense required to run your home to see how it compares? With our monthly fee, we can take away these worries, so that you can live your retirement years to the full in our Button House community.

Fixed annual fees and fair increases
For added peace of mind and to allow you to accurately budget for the year ahead, our fees only ever increase once a year, on 1st April. Any increases will be based upon the previous December retail price index (RPI) percentage figure supplied by the ONS (Office for National Statistics).

In the event of a rise, we always give you at least a month’s notice of the RPI percentage increase for the following year. And to make sure we consistently deliver good value, we regularly consult homeowners about the services we offer.

Disclosure of interest
We do not have a financial interest in any other firm involved in running our retirement communities or receive any incentive or commission from third party suppliers relating to any of the services paid for by residents through the fee.

Sinking fund contribution
In addition to the Factoring Fee, you will also pay a contribution towards the sinking fund. This can either be paid monthly or as a single payment when you come to sell your home. Please see section below for further information.

Disclaimer: We would always recommend that you seek independent financial advice before making any long-term financial decision. 

What happens if you sell your home?

If you decide to sell your home, an administration fee is payable on resale to cover our costs in processing sale documents, dealing with solicitors’ enquiries and signing documents. The fee may vary but will be at least £500 including VAT.

You must give us notice of your intention to sell your home, in accordance with your lease. We then have six months within which to decide to buy the property or to nominate a person or charity to do so.

If we decide not to buy back your property we have the right to market it for resale for a period of six months. A fee of 1% of the sale price achieved is payable for our estate agency services. After that you can engage external estate agents if the property remains unsold.

No unexpected bills
From time to time, it may be necessary to make major repairs to the lifts, roofing, windows, doors, driveways, paths, rain water guttering or fencing. To avoid sudden unexpected bills, a sinking fund contribution is paid at point of resale. A guide to what this contribution is can be provided by our sales team.

This fund, held in a separate account, acts as a ‘homeowners reserve’ to help us offset the cost of major repairs, replacements or improvements within the community. To make sure that this reserve is large enough to support the community’s future needs, we also regularly carry out professional surveys. This means you can rest assured that no additional payments will be due when major works are required.

You will contribute to the sinking fund and can do this monthly or when you resell the property. For rentals, the sinking fund contribution is included in the rent (Essentials Package).

Your contribution is calculated by multiplying the number of months of ownership by the monthly fee, which varies according to the property type and size, and increases each year on 1st April, in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI) figure for the previous December. 

Rental made easy

For those opting to rent, our Essentials Package combines your rent and factoring fees in one simple weekly charge. Please see our Essentials Package price list for more details.

In addition to your Essentials Package, like those who choose to purchase their home, you can choose to add housekeeping, care and support and / or dining packages, to create the perfect all inclusive package for you - the choice is yours.

  Fixed
charges
Optional
charges
Essentials Package (rent and services fees)    
Care and support    
Housekeeping    
Dining    


Private residential tenancy
Brio Retirement Living only offers private residential tenancy, which means that even as a rental resident you have the peace of mind that your new home is yours for as long as you wish, providing you the ultimate peace of mind.

Disclaimer: We would always recommend that you seek independent financial advice before making any long-term financial decision. 


Find out more

For further information on our not-for-profit fees, please speak to a member of our team on 01224 042647.

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