Living independently at the Abbey or the Manor

How our independent living works

When you choose to live independently with us, you buy the right to live in your new home for the rest of your life – it’s an investment that remains with you.

We call it Lifetime Residency and, traditionally, prices of a residency are notably lower than buying a property on the open market. 

For most people selling their family home to retire, this means they release equity to enjoy through the rest of their lives. 

A quarterly Accommodation Charge then covers the majority of the costs of 

independent living, running a home and the many and varied services we provide.

When the time comes for you to leave your home, whatever the reason, you don't need to worry about selling the property, finding a buyer, estate agents, conveyancing fees or depreciation. Just remove your posessions and we take care of the rest.

The money paid for the your property is returned less a standard Retention Fee, between 15 and 25 percent of the price (depending on how long you have lived with us) within a maximum of six months.