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McCarthy Stone, the UK’s leading manager and developer of retirement communities, is urging retirees in Lancaster to reserve an energy-efficient, purpose-built retirement apartment at its Williamson Court Retirement Living Plus development on Greaves Road before Christmas, so they can start saving on their household energy bills next year.

McCarthy Stone estimates that, in light of typical 80% increases in household energy bills this year, annual savings of over £2,300 could be achieved by making such a move, when compared with the cost of energy and other utility and household bills for a typical sized older property.

The company believes the saving could be even greater from the end of April 2023 when the current energy price cap increases to £3,000.

Just five properties are still available at Williamson Court, where homeowners enjoy an active and independent lifestyle. This combines luxuriously appointed, low-maintenance homes with on-site facilities including a shared lounge hosting regular events and social activities, well-maintained gardens and a hotel-style guest suite allowing family and friends to enjoy an overnight stay.

McCarthy Stone’s Entitlements Advisor, Aleks Clayton, explained: “Many older people are rightly concerned about the cost of living, but this doesn’t need to mean compromising on finding your next home. As well as a beautiful, easier-to-manage, modern property and a friendly community on the doorstep, our retirement apartments can actually help our customers to cut costs, as they are designed with intelligent ergonomics and eco-friendly modern methods of construction to ensure they are energy efficient, light and warm. Our homeowners can also benefit from cheaper household bills, including Council Tax.

“There is also a wealth of support available from the McCarthy Stone team if you choose to purchase or rent a McCarthy Stone property. Our team can potentially assist those interested in accessing a range of support they are entitled to from the government – we helped our customers to claim more than £1 million last year alone – as well as providing support with moving arrangements and so on.

“We want to ensure the benefits of Retirement Living are accessible to as many over-60s as possible. Therefore, we’ve introduced more alternatives to outright purchasing, including private rental which acts as a fast and flexible way to enjoy life in our friendly communities without the maintenance worries, as this is all taken care of for you.

“Those reserving or deciding to rent a new home with us now could be living there come the new year and taking full advantage of these savings, so we urge anyone interested in our unique brand of Retirement Living at Williamson Court to get in touch with our team as soon as possible to find out more.”

Williamson Court features a selection of 54 one and two-bedroom Retirement Living Plus apartments, exclusively designed for people aged 70 and over.  It enjoys a roof terrace with panoramic views, an on-site table service restaurant, and easy access to Lancaster’s town centre. Prices currently start from £169,999 for a one bedroom apartment and from £281,999 for a two bedroom apartment, with rental prices starting from £1,770.  There is the option to purchase an apartment outright or to take advantage of flexible rental and part buy part rent solutions.

More than nine out of 10 customers would recommend McCarthy Stone to a friend, ensuring it has received the full Five Star award for customer satisfaction from the Home Builders Federation. McCarthy Stone is the only UK housebuilder of any size or type to achieve this rating every year we have taken part in the survey.

To find out more about Retirement Living with McCarthy Stone, please call 0800 201 4811 or visit www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk/retirement-properties-for-sale/williamson-court-lancaster.



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