Welcome to The Dials
The Dials is our new development of stylish and affordable homes for over 55’s in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
Made up of both one and two-bedroom apartments for rent and sale through Shared Ownership, The Dials is housing for the over-55s redesigned.
Whether you are looking for contemporary styling, flexible living space or just a low maintenance, affordable home, we offer all these things and more at The Dials.
Situated next to Clarendon Park, The Dials offers you a purpose-built home with both peaceful surroundings and easy access to an array of community, retail, sport and health amenities, including a hospital and Hinckley Leisure Park just 10 minutes away.
Benefitting from an open and inviting community where family and friends are always welcome, at the Dials you will find there is always something new to enjoy, including the spacious resident’s lounge and welcoming on-site bistro facilities.
The welcoming town of Hinckley is also ideally located for visiting Leicester, Coventry, Birmingham and Northampton via car or public transport, making day trips a rela possibility.
Surrounded by like-minded people that share a similar outlook on life, The Dials will benefit 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 The Dials please get in touch. We’d be delighted to hear from you.
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Thoughtfully designed apartments
Features of The Dials
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- Beauty salon
- Hairdressing salon
Well maintained outdoor space for you to enjoy:
- Seated patio area
- Landscaped gardens
Care and support
More support available when you need it:
- Supporting Manager
- 24 hour emergency response call system
Life at The Dials
The Dails offers 57 stylish one and two-bedroom apartments designed with the comfort and convenience of those in later life in mind.
The thoughtful design features and high-quality fixtures and fittings found throughout each apartment at The Dials are the direct result of our many years' experience in helping older people to make the most of later life, and will ensure you feel proud of your contemporary new home.
Providing affordable homes and choice in later life
The Dials offers older people interested in independent living the opportunity to buy or rent a beautiful purpose-built home for the future.
At The Dials 34 out of the 57 apartments are for sale as leasehold properties on a Shared Ownership basis, and the remainder are available as affordable rented properties.
Our Shared Ownership scheme at The Dials ensures buyers have affordable and flexible purchasing options. Here you purchase a share – 75% or 50% of the property – then pay the remaining cost in rent.
Please contact us to find out more about both our Shared Ownership offering and discuss what services the affordable rent includes at The Dials.
Be Wise – our free and impartial service
We understand that moving to a retirement living development is a significant decision, and affordability plays a crucial role. Our dedicated Be Wise team is available to provide those looking to buy or rent a home at The Dials with free and impartial advice, support and practical assistance on a range of topics to help you make the most of your money.
For those looking for a new Shared Ownership home with us they are able to offer Personalised Affordability Guidance to help you explore various options that suit your needs and budget, and for those interested in renting they can advise you on any benefits you may be entitled to and how to claim.
Find out more about Be Wise here.
Whether you crave contemporary styling, a warm and friendly community or just a low maintenance, affordable home, we offer all these things and more at The Dials.
We endeavour to be completely transparent about all our charges and fees. Below is indicative pricing to act as a guide to the costs at The Dials, Hinckley. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Properties for rent
Your monthly fee will range from £942.59.
Properties for sale
One bedroom apartments from £121,500 and two bedroom apartments from £134,000. Prices based on 50% share, prices may fluctuate depending on percentage purchased.
What is included in rental fees?
In taking up an offer of a rental retirement property at The Dials you will be asked to make a monthly rental payment. As well as contributing towards the maintenance and repair costs of your property, your rent also includes your contribution towards the communal services and facilities that Anchor provide to tenants at The Dials.
You will not be asked to pay a service charge.
Full details of exactly what you pay and the communal services and facilities included will be set out within your tenancy agreement, call us today to find out more.
Help paying your rental payment
There are a number of benefits to which you may be entitled. Anchor’s Be Wise Team can advise you on what you may be entitled to and how to claim, or assist with problems you may have with existing benefits you are receiving.
a href="https://www.anchor.org.uk/existing-residents/be-well/be-wise-services">Find out more about Be Wise here.
What is included in leasehold charges?
Purchasers can find full details of the costs associated with moving into The Dials as well as details of what is included in the service charge on our Making the Move page here.
Applying to live here
Anyone aged 55 or over can apply for an Anchor property.
Property options will depend on your circumstances and what’s available.
If this location is showing immediate availability you may be able to move in straight away. However, due to the popularity of our locations, it’s likely that you’ll be placed on a waiting list, with properties allocated based on a number of factors (see frequently asked questions).
- Make an enquiry
To start your enquiry, simply click the “Enquire now” button where you’ll be given the option to complete an online enquiry form or to call us on the number provided.
- Choose your home
We’ll send you information about the location(s) you’re interested in, including details of current vacancies and any waiting list(s). If you'd like to visit, you’re welcome to contact the local manager who’ll be happy to show you around in person. If you’d prefer, we can also offer virtual viewings using technology to support your decision-making, where this is possible.
- Complete an application
Once you’ve decided that a location is right for you and that you’re eligible, you’ll need to apply for a property by calling our Customer Centre on 0800 731 2020. Or visit your chosen location where the manager will take your application. In either case, we’ll take you through the process in person.
- Next steps
Where there’s a vacant property and no waiting list, you’ll be able to view it and may be able to move in immediately. However, due to their popularity, many locations have a waiting list.
Once we receive and have processed your application, you’ll receive a letter confirming that you’re on the waiting list for your chosen location(s) and advising you on what you can expect next.
Your application will be held on the waiting list in date order. Note that we may need to offer a property to someone who’s applied after you and has a priority need for housing (see frequently asked questions).
Below are some frequently asked questions to help you apply to live with us:
Which locations can I apply for?
You can apply to live in any of our properties throughout England.
How many locations can I apply for?
You can apply for up to five retirement housing for rent locations. However, make sure you only apply for locations that you're interested in as you can only refuse up to three offers before your application is closed for all locations.
How do you allocate properties on the waiting list?
We’ll put your application on the waiting list in date order however there are several other factors that need to be taken into account:
- We’re obliged to offer some of our empty properties to local authorities - this varies from location to location
- When we do let from our own waiting list then we initially seek to offer properties to:
- our own tenants and leaseholders who are seeking a transfer, subject to living with Anchor for at least 12 months, adhering to our tenancy agreement, and having an up-to-date rent account. Existing residents receive only one priority move with Anchor.
- an applicant with a priority need for housing. This may include someone who urgently needs a specially adapted property.
We aim to make the best use of our properties by matching the size of an applicant’s household to the size of the property and those with a better match will be offered a property first.
How long will I have to wait for a property?
We can let you know how many people are on the waiting list for location(s) you’re interested in as well as how many properties we’ve let to applicants on the waiting list in the past 12 months.
However, we’re unable to give you an exact timeframe for how long it will take to be offered a property. Timings will depend on the waiting list and a property becoming available.
Can I take a tour of the location?
Yes, the local manager will be happy to show you around, although you may not be able to see inside properties if they’re occupied. If you'd like to visit, please contact the local manager using the number provided on enquiry.
If you’d prefer, we can also offer virtual viewings using technology to support your decision-making, where this is possible.
The local manager will provide important local information such as public transport options, car parking and scooter storage, social activities taking place, alongside room dimensions and what furnishings you can expect.
They can also help you to complete an application if required.
In many of our locations we welcome applicants on the waiting list to join in social activities so you can make friends before you make a move.
I’ve also applied to my local authority – can I still apply for an Anchor property?
Yes. We work with a large number of local authorities. If you also apply to a local authority, you may increase your chances of finding a property. For more information, contact your local authority’s housing department.
1-57 Alney House, Elizabeth Coxhead Gardens, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0RR
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