Austin Place, Weybridge
72 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9JA
Call free on 0808 102 4069
Welcome to Austin Place, Weybridge
Offering housing with care.
Austin Place in Weybridge is a beautiful development of 65 one and two-bedroom apartments offering everything you need to truly revel in your retirement.
This is a place where you can make the most of life, surrounded by luxury and safe in the knowledge that your beautiful new home will always be maintained to the highest possible standards, with all the support you could ever need waiting on your doorstep.
Located in Oatlands Village, in the charming town of Weybridge, in Surrey, Austin Place enjoys a peaceful woodland setting that is within comfortable walking distance of nearby shops and amenities.
From the luxurious apartments through to the first-class facilities, every feature of Austin Place has been designed to meet the specific needs of older people. This is a place where comfort, community and complete peace of mind all come as standard.
And you’ll be pleased to find more than a few unexpected luxuries around Austin Place. A tranquil roof-top retreat, a relaxing sun lounge and an assisted spa are just a few examples that make this distinctly different to any other retirement development.
Surrounded by like-minded people that share a similar outlook on life, Austin
Place benefits from an open and inviting community, where family and
friends are always welcome, and where there is always something new to enjoy.
If you’d like more information about Austin Place, please get in touch. We’d be delighted to hear from you.
Visit the Austin Place website
Visit the Austin Place website to find out more about the range of luxurious retirement apartments and first-class facilities offered at Austin Place.Find out more about Austin Place
What can we help with?
Want to arrange a visit?
We encourage visits to Austin Place so you can meet the manager and get a feel of what it would be like to live here. You will be able to look around, meet other residents, find out what goes on and ask any questions you may have.
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Find out more about costs and availability
For the most up to date information on availability at Austin Place, our current charges and fees, or to discuss your personal circumstances, please contact us. Our team are here to help answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make a considered decision about your future home.Contact us
Life at Austin Place
Austin Place offers everything you need to truly revel in your retirement, including a thriving local community and an array of first-class facilities.
At Austin Place you can enjoy:
• Deli-cafe serving drinks and snacks
• Dedicated hair and beauty salon
• Fully equipped treatment room
• Roof terrace with outdoor seating
• Manicured gardens with mature trees
• Wi-fi throughout
• Communal lounge area
• On-site manager
• Care packages available
• Advanced 24/7 monitored call system
Anchor endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. Below is indicative pricing to act as a guide to the costs at Austin Place, Weybridge. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Retirement properties for sale
In Nov 2016 prices start at £337,500 for 1 bedroom and £357,500 for 2 bedroom apartments. Reservation fee is £2,000. 10% of purchase price is payable on exchange. Customers will need to budget for Stamp Duty, their own legal and moving costs.
What is included in leasehold charges?
Ongoing charges while living at Austin Place:
£500 per year, for the first 25 years.
This is payable on the 1 April each year. If you purchase your lease part way through the year a proportion of the amount due will be payable, at completion of your sale.
£90 per week
All residents pay a contribution to the running costs of the facilities, support services and maintenance of the building and grounds which is known as the ‘service charge’. The service charge is divided into a number of components detailed below. The service charge account is raised in advance and is split equally between all of the apartments.
Component Elements of the Service Charge:
The Management Team
The Estate Services Manager, and support teams are responsible for the day to day running of Austin Place and all its amenities. They ensure that all aspects of Austin Place are constantly monitored and that the well-being of all residents is maintained.
A small management fee covers the costs of the services provided to the apartments centrally by Anchor. The services provided include HR, IT and finance.
Gardens and Grounds
Anchor will organise gardener(s) to tend them and also look after the paths and walkways to make sure they are free of trip hazards.
Communal Areas, Electricity, Gas and Water
The heating, lighting and use of water in the communal areas and gardens.
24-Hour On-call Response
Your apartment is equipped with an emergency call system which will result in an on-call member of the team coming directly to your assistance, in an emergency. During times when there is no Anchor presence on site the calls are directed to Anchorcall (Anchor’s 24-hour customer centre).
There is a handyperson on site who is qualified to undertake small repairs and provide fire alarm/equipment checks within Austin Place. In addition you can use the handyman for help with small jobs in your home, at an additional charge, quotes can be obtained from the estate team.
Telephone, Television and Wi-Fi
You will be provided with hotel style telephone in your apartment. Internal calls are free, you will be billed for external calls. You do have an option to go directly with your own choice of phone provider (line rental will apply). There will be Wi-Fi in the communal areas within Austin Place for you to access, for free. If you would like Wi-Fi then you can purchase this separately – direct with a provider of your choice. For TV – we will provide standard Freeview channels and the property is wired for Sky Plus. If you want this then you would need to subscribe directly with a provider. It is the customers responsibility to ensure you have a valid TV licence, if required.
Insurance, Maintenance and Repair Contracts
We arrange for any external maintenance to your apartment and its facilities, and insure all the buildings. The service charge also covers regular window cleaning. Repair contracts for lifts, central kitchen equipment and other plant and equipment are in place and all necessary checks are done on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis to comply with manufacturer’s recommendations and legislative requirements. The communal areas are inspected by the handyperson to make sure that all lights and equipment are working correctly. They also arrange for PAT (portable appliance test) for all communal electrical equipment. Please note as an owner you will be responsible for the internal maintenance and redecoration of your apartment and for home contents insurance.
There are a number of car parking spaces available at Austin Place which can be purchased at a cost of £10,000. One space can only be purchased per apartment. A number of restrictions apply, please speak to a member of the sales team.
Legal and administration fee for resale
£1020 inc. VAT
This covers the cost of dealing with the resale of a property and the associated legal aspects.
Deferred sinking fund contribution
3% of the market value
The sinking fund is a fund which we will build up over time and which will be available to meet the cost of major repairs and refurbishment works which are not covered by the monthly service charge. You should note that the amount in the sinking fund may vary from time to time and we can give no guarantee that there will be sufficient funds in the sinking fund to meet all of the costs of any work which may need to be done. Where there are not sufficient funds in the sinking fund the difference will be collected as an addition to the service charge. A payment of 3% of the value of the property will be paid at the point of sale, as a contribution to the sinking fund. This percentage will be the higher of either the open market value or the premium of the property at the point of sale. e.g. If you sell your property for £400,000 x 3% = £12,000 would be owed to Anchor at point of sale.
At Austin Place you’ll find an experienced management team on-hand to help anyone that needs a little extra assistance to maintain an independent lifestyle.
We have a long history of supporting older people, so we understand how important it is to keep the individual requirements of our residents at the heart of everything we do.
That means we will listen first and foremost, ensuring we understand your specific needs before helping you find a care or support package that’s right for you.
The charges for these additional services will vary depending on the level of support required.
We’re here to look after all the little things too, whilst you relax and enjoy life in your new home.
Our retirement properties have a real community feel where people interact with their neighbours, families and friends, continuing to do all the things they love. Many of our leasehold housing developments organise a wide range of activities and events tailored to the interests of the people living in them.
Meet the team
Cheryl Crooks is the Estate Manager at Austin Place. Cheryl has previously worked at both Anchor’s Moore Place and Limegrove care homes.
Cheryl has experience in the hospitality industry as well as the care sector and her skills range from excellent administrative roles to having previously managed an independent living home for adults and property management/development in the private sector.