Many people approaching retirement think they may not have enough money to see them through their latter years, even if they sell up and downsize
What with stamp duty, selling fees to the agents, purchasing a new home, and moving costs, there is often little left of that hard-earned pot of gold to enhance one's new retirement lifestyle.
But now there is Platinum Skies, which has pioneered a breakthrough solution, so you can ‘right size’ to a new luxury home of your choosing, and still have generous funds to support the next exciting stage in your life, indeed, even spoil the grandchildren.
Platinum Skies has come up with such a sensible and workable offer, it is astonishing nobody has thought of it before.
It will sell a share of its luxury apartments to any homeowner, aged 55 or over, just charging a modest top-up rental, which both relieves the purchaser of paying full stamp duty, and gives them more cash to enjoy in their retirement years.
As landlord, property manager and service provider, Platinum Skies is a reassuring presence throughout the rest of any retiree’s lifetime in their new home.
It pledges to keep charges low, and as and when extra services are needed, such as cleaning, laundry, and home care/nursing, it will supply these on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Having a brand new, beautifully appointed property that is easy and inexpensive to run, in a location where people really aspire to live, and no money worries, boosts both a sense of wellbeing and quality of life.
The common mistake is to leave it too late, awaiting for a major disaster to strike. In a recent focus group run by Platinum Skies, one gentleman sagely commented, "I have my health now, but seeing friends suddenly struck by a shock event does make me think about how I will cope in the next 10 years.
"So I want to be proactive now, rather than reactive, and forced to move somewhere out of my control."
Platinum Skies’ high quality architect-designed apartments and houses are located in pleasant residential areas across the South of England. All are close to high street amenities, and several come with stunning coastal views.
The initial programme of 1000 homes is already well underway in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, and Salisbury.
Each of Platinum Skies developments has its own resident Lifestyle Manager, on call to help with your needs, generate a social ambience, and oversee the communal areas such as sitting and IT rooms, bistros and cafes. Services such as cleaning, shopping and nursing can all be contracted as and when needed through Platinum Skies’ authorised care provider.
The first properties to be completed in 2017 are at Monterey, where prices start from £140,000 for a 50 per cent share of a £280,000 home. Just a stroll from the centre of Christchurch, Dorset, in the leafy grounds of Christchurch hospital, this new purpose-built development of 35 one-and- two-bed apartments have, like all Platinum Skies homes, been designed to accommodate the changing needs of all downsizers.
To view the Monterey show apartment call 01202 471461 or browse the website www.platinumskies.co.uk