OFT investigation into retirement home transfer fee terms

In September 2009 the OFT announced an investigation into the contract terms signed by owner-occupiers of purpose-built retirement homes. We considered that a number of terms relating to transfer fees – payable when a lease is assigned, sold or disposed of – may be unfair, and hence breach the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations […]

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The affordability of retirement housing

This paper on the deliberations of the APPG on Housing and Care for Older People was largely authored by Claudia Wood on behalf of the APPG, chaired by Lord Richard Best. In undertaking this inquiry, the APPG hoped to address the following questions: • What is the scale of the problem of affordability for retirement […]

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Buying Retirement Housing Factsheet 2

This factsheet provides information for people who are considering buying retirement housing. It covers management of retirement schemes, what services may be provided and what you will have to pay for. It briefly explains your rights and responsibilities and what further information you can find in your lease and the Purchaser’s Information Pack (Leasehold Handbook). […]

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