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Looking for a new retirement property is exciting, you can envisage all your décor ideas, soak up the community you could be a part of and explore the surrounding area.

But then you remember one thing: the dreaded housing chain.

To banish this unwanted worry and make your move as stress-free as possible, Retirement Villages Group offer a Part-Exchange Scheme, operated by our trusted partners, on selected properties throughout our 16 villages.

It’s straight forward and will allow you to move into your new dream property without fuss or stress and it works like this:

  • Once you have chosen your new Retirement Villages property, you provide details of your existing home
  • Valuations are obtained from a network of trusted estate agents
  • An offer to purchase your home is made within 48 hours
  • If you accept the offer, a survey is organised. If you choose not to accept there is nothing lost
  • Once the survey is completed, the offer will be confirmed
  • Your property is now ‘sold’, and solicitors instructed to proceed
  • Monies are paid on completion

Not only does the scheme allow you to avoid estate agent fees and swerve the housing chain but it’s pretty quick too.

Once you’ve found the property of your dreams, naturally you want to secure it quickly. Especially if it’s in a brand-new village like Debden Grange, in Newport, where properties are being snapped up!

Using Part-Exchange, contracts can be exchanged in 42 days and your moving date to your new Retirement Villages property can be flexible.

But remember, there’s no rush, you should wait until you’ve found the retirement property you really want before making any decisions. That’s why Retirement Villages Group offer a Try Before You Buy Scheme too. This is where you can take advantage of an overnight complimentary stay at one of their picturesque communities – because they understand that where you choose to live when you retire is a big decision with long-term implications.

Elmbridge Village residents and part-exchange advocates, Dr and Mrs Finnegan, say: “The whole [part-exchange] process was so helpful and stress-free, it gave us absolute peace of mind knowing we had a buyer that wouldn’t mess us around.”

The couple, both 71, previously lived in a detached house in Holmbury St Mary for 37 years, which is now just seven miles from their newly-built two-bedroom apartment at Elmbridge Village, in Surrey.

They both set their hearts on a quick move and that’s exactly what they got.

They explained: “We’ve had bad experiences previously with the traditional process of moving houses. But with part-exchange it was straight-forward. After we chose our new retirement property, we accepted an offer, our property was sold, and we went from there.

“Part-exchange avoided the heartache and upset from chains falling through and we just didn’t want to be held up, I’m really glad we made this decision.”

No house chains, no agency fees and a quick exchange of contracts – that’s exactly the kind of scheme retirees need to opt in for a stress-free move.

For more information about part exchange please contact our head office sales team on 01372 383950 or email info@retirementvillages.co.uk