Properties for rent, Properties for sale Shakespeare Road, Guiseley, West Yorkshire, LS20 9BR View on map
Welcome to The Laureates
The Laureates is our development of 62 spacious retirement homes located in Guiseley, near Leeds.
These stylish one and two-bedroom apartments are designed exclusively for today's over-60s,offering a lively and welcoming community of like-minded people as well as on-site care and support if and when you need it.
Wave goodbye to the hassle of maintaining your own property and enjoy the peace of mind from a manager being on-site (during office hours).
This landmark development is conveniently located in the centre of the town, The Laureates is close to local amenities, including a wide range of shops plus rail and bus links to Leeds, Bradford and the surrounding areas.
Its modern design draws on Yorkshire’s heritage and makes day-to-day living tasks effortless.
Shared facilities complementing each private residence:
- 2 lifts
- Hairdressing salon
- Secure door entry system on all external doors
Well maintained outdoor space for you to enjoy:
- Seated patio area
- Raised allotments flowerbeds
Care and support
More support available when you need it:
- On‑site care services
- 24 hour care and support
- Supporting Manager
Life at The Laureates
At The Laureates you will be able to take advantage of a range of facilities, whether to enhance your social life or to enrich your private time.
You can relax or entertain guests in the stylish and comfortable coffee lounge area which can also be used for social events or booked for private parties.
You can keep in touch with family and friends or surf the internet, in the WiFi internet area.
Our spa room and hair salon offer a tranquil retreat where you can indulge yourself with treatments from visiting therapists.
Our luxurious lounge, which opens out onto the landscaped courtyard, will be the focus for many social activities throughout the year.
At The Laureates you need never worry again about external maintenance and repairs. This is all carried out professionally and the costs are included in the monthly service charge.
Each apartment offers generous living areas, and most have external patios or balconies. Main bedrooms have direct access to bathrooms. The kitchens offer high quality units and are fully fitted with oven, hob, extractor hood, washer-dryer and integrated fridge-freezers.
Storage has been carefully considered throughout and many of the apartments feature separate utility rooms.
Each home has its own energy-efficient gas boiler and is fitted with the latest smoke detectors and intruder alarms.
There’s also an emergency alarm that puts you in direct contact with on-site staff at any time of the day or night.
All properties at The Laureates are built to NHBC (National House Building Council) standards and upon completion were issued with a NHBC certificate and associated 10 year warranty.
As an Approved Subscriber, we have signed up to the ARCO Consumer Code, and aim to ensure compliance with the ARCO Consumer Code in the operation of our extra care housing schemes and villages
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.
Residents get together to organise a wide range of activities and events tailored to their interests and hobbies, such as chair exercise, art club, film nights, play reading, jigsaw club and fish and chip lunches.
The Laureates has its own dedicated care and support team based on-site called Anchor Homecare.
Delivered by a highly professional and dedicated team, Anchor Homecare is designed to make daily living easier and more enjoyable for people with care and support needs wanting to maintain an independent lifestyle.
The types of Anchor Homecare services that we offer are: Domestic Home Help Services, Personal Care and Companionship Services. Examples of typical activities covered include:
• Companionship services such as arranging social appointments, making travel arrangements, help participating in hobbies and company at meal times.
• Home help services such as light housekeeping, supervising home maintenance and help with shopping.
• Personal care services including help with bathing, dressing and shaving, providing medication reminders and administration, monitoring diet and offering eating support.
Anchor Homecare services are available through a range of flexible care options, from on-going packages of care to one-off or short-term services. Charges for these services will vary depending on the level of support required.
The Anchor Homecare team is registered with the Care Quality Commission and our trained staff work with you to develop an individual care plan tailored to your personal circumstances and lifestyle preferences.
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 The Laureates, Guiseley. For further information please contact us.
How much does it cost?
Properties for rent
Your monthly fee will range from £516.63 and normally includes your rent and service charge.
Properties for sale
Service charges start at £216.79 per month. They cover the costs associated with the day to day repair and management of the estate, including insurance of the building and maintenance of communal areas.
What is included in rental fees?
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’. Our service charge covers the cost of all amenities you share with your neighbours, including the scheme manager service, our 24-hour emergency call service (Anchorcall), repairs and maintenance of areas external to your apartment, building insurance, window cleaning, gardening and the cleaning of communal areas.
Please contact us for further details.
What is included in leasehold charges?
Ongoing charges while living at The Laureates:
£216.79 per month (as of 1 april 2018)
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.
The Main Elements of your Service Charge include:
The Management Team
The Mixed Tenure Managers are responsible for the day to day running of The Laureates and all its amenities. They ensure that all aspects of The Laureates are constantly monitored and that the well-being of all residents is maintained.
Gardens and Grounds
The Gardener will tend the gardens and grounds 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 are metered by the respective utility companies and the bills are submitted to the management company for payment on behalf of The Laureates. As a resident, you are responsible for your own utility bills and Council Tax.
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.
Telephone, Television and Wi-Fi
There will be Wi-Fi in the communal areas within The Laureates for you to access. We will provide standard freeview TV channels and the property is wired for satellite.
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. Please note as an owner you will be responsible for the internal maintenance and redecoration of your apartment and for home contents insurance.
Freeview & satellite TV
All apartments at The Laureates will be connected to a central TV and satellite system. This negates the need for multiple aerials and dishes. It is the customer’s responsibility to contract directly with satellite providers for access to satellite channels. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid TV licence, if required.
£490 per year from February 2018
It will increase by £100 every 10 years thereafter. This is payable on the 30 April each year and if you purchase your lease part way through the year a proportion of the amount due will be payable.
Sales Transition and Administration fee for resale
£660 inc. VAT at 20%
This covers Anchr's operational and administrational costs of dealing with the resales process. Details of charges for any additional solicitor enquiries are made available within the Sellers and Purchases information pack.
Sinking fund contribution
The sinking fund is a fund which Anchor will build up over time. This will be held to cover the cost of major repairs and refurbishment works which are not covered by the monthly service charge. You can choose to contribute to the sinking fund monthly or defer until point of sale. Your solicitor can explain how the sinking fund is calculated as this is a calculation dependent on many variables including the retail price index. Alternatively you can contact Anchor’s leasehold team for a calculation. This fund is ring-fenced for the benefit of The Laureates only.
Shakespeare Road, Guiseley, West Yorkshire, LS20 9BR
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