Monday 28 November 2011 posted in the Health & Wellbeing section

Retirement housing – how is it for you?

Keith Posted by Keith Edgar
Former Managing Director

Last week the Government published its latest strategy for housing, which aims to ‘promote choice, flexibility and affordability and get the housing market moving again’.

Today I took part in an online debate on the Guardian website to discuss the key points of the strategy. Some of the key themes discussed were:

* How to increase understanding of the positive beneficial effects of owner-occupied retirement properties in purpose-built developments, where of course day-to-day issues such as property maintenance aren’t a concern

* Whether there will be enough retirement housing options on offer over the next few decades, as the construction industry urgently needs to gather momentum

* If equity release schemes could be extended to benefit the cash poor but equity rich. This may mean someone who has equity can use it to pay their service charge bills

We’re making strides to support the first two themes and I’ll be actively backing the third point whenever possible.

As regards the first point, increasing understanding of the positive beneficial effects of owner-occupied retirement properties, do let me know if you have any experiences you’d like to share with me. It’s always useful to be able to pass on first-hand information to anyone with an interest in retirement properties, including political decision-makers, industry bodies and potential Residents.

And of course if there’s any other points you’d like to make about retirement housing please send them in.

Best wishes,

Leave a Reply

We welcome constructive feedback – but will not publish content that we deem abusive or inappropriate in any way.
Please also note that all replies are reviewed prior to being posted live. For more information, please consult our house rules.

About our blogRSS

Peverel Retirement blog posts are made by staff from across our business, including the property management teams and Retirement Homesearch. We provide information and advice for existing residents, prospective residents and interested family members. If you’d like to suggest a subject for us to discuss then please get in touch.

House Rules

At Peverel Retirement we always welcome feedback so please feel free to reply to any of our blog posts via the ‘Leave a Reply’ form - we simply ask that you keep your replies respectful, constructive and on topic. Each reply will be moderated before it is published. While we aim to publish all replies as quickly as possible, we reserve the right not to publish replies which don’t follow our house rules.

View our house rules

Chrome users may need to install a plugin to view the RSS feed.