Anchor understand that moving home is a big decision, and to ensure the process of moving to Hampshire Lakes is as easy as possible, we have a range of useful initiatives and helpful information for new purchasers.

Moving is made easy with Anchor

Change of lifestyle

Many people wonder how moving to a retirement village will change their lifestyle.

While retirement villages provide an abundance of opportunities to take up new activities and make new friends, there is no need for you to change your usual activities or routines. For those with an already busy social life, they can simply provide exciting new venues for hobbies and socialising. At Hampshire Lakes, the village team help organise regular functions for residents. Families and friends can come to stay in the village and as Hampshire Lakes is within easy reach of a host of shops and restaurants, you can be as active outside the community as within.

Alteration service

To ensure you are completely comfortable in your new home, Anchor offers an alteration service at Hampshire Lakes. This includes the ability to fit bathroom aids or change a wet room into a bath/shower combination should you prefer. We arrange for all necessary quotations for you to approve and, although you pay for the work, we ensure that the work is carried out satisfactorily.  During the construction phase some changes may have to be deferred depending on the building timetable.

Fees payable on sale

When you purchase a property within Hampshire Lakes you will be purchasing a long lease (125 years). This form of tenure allows for the on-going relationship between residents and the landlord.

When you sell your property you will pay a fee which covers Anchors legal and administration costs for dealing with the sale.

Anchor maintains a sinking fund for Hampshire Lakes which is used to cover the cost of major works in the village to ensure that the communal areas and facilities are maintained to the high specifications residents expect now and in the future. Your contribution to the sinking fund will be collected when your property is sold, enabling you to enjoy village life without worrying about the costs of major repairs. The sinking fund contribution is calculated at 4.5% of the price that you sell your property.

Anchor offers an in-house estate agency service which allows owners at Hampshire Lakes take advantage of our many years of experience in managing retirement properties. If you choose to use our in-house estate agency service for the sale of your property, there will be a charge for this service. These fee arrangements may be subject to change.


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